Preparing Image Files for WordPress

File Dimensions and File Size

Images have:

  • file dimensions (width and height, measured in pixels)
  • file size (Kilobytes KB or Megabytes MB is the storage size and weight of the file).

Best Practices for Web Dimensions:

Large Banner Width Sizes: 1280px or 1440px

Medium/Small Image Sizes for pages/posts: 800×600 or 640×480

Best Practices for Web Image File Sizes:

The smaller the file size the better for faster loading speed on mobile devices with poor speed/data connections.

Images for the web normally shouldn’t exceed much over 200kb for a very large wide image like a Banner at widths of 1280px or 1440px.

Images for the web normally shouldn’t exceed much over 70kb for smaller images used throughout the page, like a product image at widths of 800 or 600px.

Free Software for File Size Optimization that can be utilized:

https://squoosh.app/ (Web Browser Drag n Drop App)

https://imageoptim.com/mac (MacOs)

Free Software for editing File Dimensions:
https://www.canva.com/ (Web Browser Drag n Drop App)

Leave a Comment