Theia Smart Thumbnails for WordPress

Choose a point of interest for your image and all its thumbnails will be automatically updated. Simple, effective and a real visual improvement to any site.
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Try it!

Point-and-click on the main image to set your custom focus point and see your changes in the live preview.
Then head over to the gallery to select another image and set its new focus point.

1. Select a focus point

2. Fine-tune the thumbnails

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2:4 ratio

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Ever thought that your site’s imagery just doesn’t feel right? Do you spend a lot of time adjusting each post image? We did too, mostly because all thumbnails get cropped right in the center, while most images are landscape or portrait. We built a plugin that solves all of this by allowing you to easily pick a focus point for your images, so that each thumbnail is properly centered around its subject. Works great for ecommerce sites, magazines, and blogs, and is compatible with virtually any theme.

Gone are the days when you had to manually crop or upload separate versions of your thumbnails. Now you can simply choose a point of interest for your image – e.g. a person’s face, an object, etc. – and all the thumbnails will be automatically updated to include them. Your pages will be much more aesthetically pleasing and your visitors will thank you for it.


  • Works great for image-heavy pages such as ecommerce sites
  • Save time instead by not having to manually adjust each image
  • Works right away with your existing images
    • Gain full control over your thumbnails
    • Save time instead of manually adjusting each image
    • Effortlessly customize the cropping zone by choosing a focus point (i.e. a point of interest), such as a person’s face, an object, etc.
    • Extremely easy-to-use with an intuitive and native admin interface.
    • Works with your existing images.
    • The admin panel comes with a Live Preview to easily customize your thumbnails.
    • Preview your theme’s exact thumbnail sizes.
    • Works with virtually any WordPress theme.
    • Receive support and upgrades.
    • High-quality code complete with comments.
    • Complete documentation for installing and using the plugin.

    Crop Modes


    Theia Smart Thumbnails offers 2 crop modes: “Focused crop” and “Crop to fit”. With the advanced feature, “Crop to fit”, you can adjust the focus point without cropping the image at all. To achieve this it colors in the empty space around the image; it works with any image size or background color, as long as it’s uniform.

    Buyer Reviews


    v1.7.0 - 29 Mar 2017

    • Greatly improved compatibility with the Enfold theme, Masonry grids, Avia Layout Builder, and virtually any other content builder and layout that uses 'background-size: cover'.
    • Minor fixes.

    v1.6.4 - 07 Jun 2016

    • Improved wording and styling for admin pages.
    • Cleaned up code.

    v1.6.3 - 03 Dec 2015

    • Fixed issue on PHP setups with short_open_tag off.

    v1.6.2 - 18 Nov 2015

    • Fixed dashboard issues.

    v1.6.1 - 30 Oct 2015

    • Fixed bug with crop-to-fit for landscape images (and portrait in some cases).

    v1.6.0 - 05 Oct 2015

    • Added compatibility for Aqua Resizer.
    • Greatly increased compatibility with other themes.
    • Fixed reset-to-defaults button.

    v1.5.3 - 14 Aug 2015

    • Fixed a bug that caused the options from the Thumbnail Sizes tab to not save properly

    v1.5.2 - 06 Aug 2015

    • Added two new options for integrating Theia Smart Thumbnails with other plugins
    • Added compatibility with Meta Slider by Matcha Labs

    v1.5.1 - 22 Jul 2015

    • Improved compatibility with other plugins and themes

    v1.5.0 - 21 Jul 2015

    • Added auto-update functionality
    • Added global focus point option

    v1.4.4 - 11 Mar 2015

    • Fixed reset-to-defaults in certain situations
    • Fixed for non-image attachments

    v1.4.3 - 24 Feb 2015

    • Improved compatibility with plugins that use non-standard image resizing methods
    • Various fixes and improvements

    v1.4.2 - 18 Jan 2015

    • Selectively enable focus points by thumbnail type
    • Various fixes and improvements

    v1.4.1 - 16 Jan 2015

    • Cache-busting for both visitors and CDNs

    v1.4.0 - 11 Jan 2015

    • Crop-to-fit for user-selected thumbnail sizes

    v1.3.1 - 11 Dec 2014

    • Picker was misbehaving in certain cases
    • Thumbnail previews were not showing in certain cases

    v1.3.0 - 07 Oct 2014

    • Improved focal point selector
    • Reformatted the entire codebase using the official WordPress guidelines
    • Various fixes and improvements
    • Now compatible with WordPress 4.0

    v1.2.4 - 28 Apr 2014

    • Now compatible with WordPress 3.9

    v1.2.3 - 24 Mar 2014

    • Bug-fixes

    v1.2.2 - 28 Feb 2014

    • Improved browser compatibility

    v1.2.0 - 31 Jan 2014

    • You can now manually specify the thumbnail sizes used for previews
    • You can choose to whether show or hide the previews by default

    v1.2.0 - 30 Jan 2014

    • Plugin now uses the theme's thumbnail sizes for previews

    v1.1.3 - 21 Jan 2014

    • Added option for portrait images: By default, crop thumbnails by keeping the upper part of the image. Useful for people portraits, fashion photography, etc. so the heads aren't cut off.
    • Added option to enlarge small thumbnails
    • Plugin is now compatible with WordPress 3.8
    • Improved plugin compatibility

    v1.1.1 - 12 Feb 2013

    • Plugin is now compatible with WordPress 3.5.1

    v1.1.0 - 16 Dec 2012

    • Plugin is now compatible with WordPress 3.5

    v1.0.0 - 05 Oct 2012

    • Initial release