Construction theme: YUGE images vs. thumbnails

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    Devin Capps
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    I am running Construction Pro on my site http://cappsconstruction.com, and I have a burning question:

    Why does this theme serve full sized-images in thumbnail fields?

    For example, in the gallery section on the home page, the images display at like 300×200, yet the theme calls the full-sized images to fill these spots (in my case, the images are HUGE: 3000×2000). So basically, the site is serving 12 massive images in spaces where their medium or even small thumbs will do, and it slows the page down.

    The wrong solution would be to upload smaller sized images, when WordPress conveniently generates scaled versions of each image on upload. How can we get this theme to pull the appropriate thumbnail size for the job? It seems kind of lazy that it just grabs the original image.

    Ideally, you could tell me where each section calls the_post_thumbnail() so I can modify the $size parameter to suit each section. Another good solution might be a plugin, if you know of any, that does this through a filter of some kind.

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    Hi Devin,

    Kindly activate the SKT Construction theme so that we can see the exact issue. Currently some other theme activated on your URL.

    Regards,
    Brad

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    Devin Capps
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    Apologies. Here is the correct url: http://cappsconcrete.com

    That site is running Construction Pro.

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    Hi Devin,
    Simple solution to this is when you set up an image as a featured image you are given option of size i.e. large, small, thumbnail or medium. Kindly select medium size to solve this problem.

    Regards,
    Dave

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    Devin Capps
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    The problem with the simple solution is this: Let’s say I resize images down to 350px wide for example… That will work to speed up the page load, but when a user clicks on those 350px wide gallery images, they only get a 350px wide lightbox image that comes up.

    The ideal solution, for me, would be to modify the script in a child theme so that the gallery displays the medium thumbnails, but links to the original, larger image. If you could direct me to where the gallery script calls the images for home page display and I can change the img src to medium and the href link to the larger image.

    Which theme files would I find that script in?

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