Simple Themes - Recommended Image Sizes

Featured image size

For your featured images, we recommend your images be at least 800x1100px, but no larger than 1700x2400px. This size will ensure your images display correctly in all areas of the theme (front page, category pages, etc). Your images don't need to be any particular size or shape, as long as both dimensions (width and height) fall between this size range.

Image sizes inside blog posts

The width of the blog post column is 700px. For the clearest possible display, we recommend uploading images roughly twice that size (1400px is great).

If page speed is a concern, then you can upload images right at 700px. Larger images really won't affect your page speed all that much, unless you have a huge number of images in one post.

If you're using the full width post layout, the post column is 950px and images should be at least that size.

Blog post slider

If you are using one of the Post Slider homepage options for your theme (example), your featured images will need to be a bit larger.

  • Content width slider: Minimum for the slider1060x600px; OPTIMAL minimum: 1060x1100px (to meet featured image height requirement above).
  • Full width slider: Minimum for the slider: 1600x700px; OPTIMAL minimum: 1600x1100px (to meet featured image height requirement above).