If you’ve noticed that a number of images aren’t displaying correctly on your WordPress site, there’s a good chance that this has to do with the TimThumb script not working correctly. TimThumb is an image resizing script, often used for featured images and thumbnails. The problem is not isolated to eFrog Themes, but is widespread across a lot of themes that use TimThumb as an image resizing mechanism.
The good news is, we’ve found a fix for this, and the best part is, it’s just a simple, two step process:
- The first thing you need to do is ensure that your site is using the latest version of TimThumb. The easiest way to do this is to log into the WordPress dashboard, click on Appearance in the left pane, and then select timthumb.php in the right pane from the list of files. The contents of this file will appear in the center editing area. You’ll need to replace everything (yes, everything) with the code located on this page: http://timthumb.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/timthumb.php – You can do this by copy-pasta – don’t forget to save when you are done.
- Now, that might resolve the problem, but if not, you will need to complete this next step, which is a bit more technical, and it might be best to ask your web designer or someone in the know, to do it for you. Locate the .htaccess file on your server, download a copy and open it up for editing. You will need to add the following 4 lines of code into the file, then save the file and upload/replace the version on your server:
We hope that these two steps will help you to resolve your TimThumb problems!
Till next time! *does the special Guru Frog shimmy*