Comments on: Bye TimThumb, we’ll (somewhat) miss you! https://wp-events-plugin.com/blog/2014/12/05/bye-timthumb/ Event Registration, Bookings, Calendars, Locations Tue, 23 Jan 2018 08:25:22 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.6 By: marcus https://wp-events-plugin.com/blog/2014/12/05/bye-timthumb/#comment-230855 Mon, 22 Dec 2014 16:07:54 +0000 http://wp-events-plugin.com/?p=2866#comment-230855 Hi Sharul,

TimThumb going away is a bummer, and we’ve been under pressure to drop it way before Ben even ended it. We started using TT after the first major vulnerability report, the second one wasn’t relevant to us either, so you could still use it ‘safely’ with the alternative plugin we wrote and linked to in the post above.

We’re looking into the alternatives, whilst dynamic thumbnail generation without Photon isn’t as easy anymore, if you’re not changing thumbnail sizes all the time then WP’s thumbnail generation with custom sizes is a good option. Storage space is the obvious drawback here, but it’s certainly cheaper than processing power to resize images on the fly.

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By: marcus https://wp-events-plugin.com/blog/2014/12/05/bye-timthumb/#comment-230852 Mon, 22 Dec 2014 16:02:21 +0000 http://wp-events-plugin.com/?p=2866#comment-230852 Oops, sorry I mixed up the setting names in the comment, the wording in the post is correct though, but I’ve made the first reference a little more obvious that it was in <5.5.4

USE WordPress Thumbnails was pre 5.5.4

DISABLE WordPress Thumbnails is the new option.

I would suggest setting the new setting to NO, meaning that WP will choose the most appropriate image to resize to. If you use Photon, cropping will work pretty well.

We'll look into other image resizing options, but most likely the viable solution would be to create new WP thumbnail sizes so the Media Manager does the processing first time you upload and use those sizes in your events (which in turn can be cached with a CDN).

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By: Hobbsy https://wp-events-plugin.com/blog/2014/12/05/bye-timthumb/#comment-229298 Sat, 20 Dec 2014 06:20:11 +0000 http://wp-events-plugin.com/?p=2866#comment-229298 I am seeing the same as Glenn and Pam. Newly updated to 5.5.5 from 5.5.3.1 a few minutes ago and in the settings screen under “Performance Optimization (Advanced)” I see:


Thumbnails

Disable WordPress Thumbnails? Yes No

If set to yes, full sized images will be used and HTML width and height attributes will be used to determine the size. Setting this to yes will also make your images crop efficiently with the Photon feature in the JetPack plugin.

(ps this is for a different site than my linked website)

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By: Glenn G https://wp-events-plugin.com/blog/2014/12/05/bye-timthumb/#comment-225364 Sun, 14 Dec 2014 22:58:25 +0000 http://wp-events-plugin.com/?p=2866#comment-225364 I’m seeing exactly what Pam is seeing in Events Manager 5.5.4, and what’s described 5 paragraphs down in the same article above (“Disable” as opposed to “Use”). Makes this a little confusing.

I already had “Disable WordPress Thumbnails” set to No, so I’m guessing that we want it to stay that way, unless we choose to use Photon? Photon is great when it works, but I’ve seen it fail completely on some sites, showing 1×1 pixel photos, many broken images, etc.

If a future version of Events Manager does change this label to “Use WordPress Thumbnails”, will it also flip the setting itself, since it’s essentially the opposite? Or should we check it again?

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By: Sharul https://wp-events-plugin.com/blog/2014/12/05/bye-timthumb/#comment-224822 Sun, 14 Dec 2014 04:06:23 +0000 http://wp-events-plugin.com/?p=2866#comment-224822 I have a lots of wordpress using this plugin, and also some scripts i made are heavily depending on timthumb, dropping TimThumb is currently not an option. Why?
1. Having to regenerate media every time i make changes (change theme, change layout) is not efficient.
2. Regenerate images will left a lots of leftover images that may not be use forever, thus consuming the storage space.

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By: Pam Blizzard https://wp-events-plugin.com/blog/2014/12/05/bye-timthumb/#comment-223748 Fri, 12 Dec 2014 18:56:52 +0000 http://wp-events-plugin.com/?p=2866#comment-223748 Just double checked, it’s

Event registration and booking management for WordPress. Recurring events, locations, google maps, rss, ical, booking registration and more!
Version 5.5.4 | By Marcus Sykes | View details

We’re not on caching or anything. Weird :)

Then it’s this:
Performance Optimization (Advanced)>
Thumbnails
Disable WordPress Thumbnails? Yes No
If set to yes, full sized images will be used and HTML width and height attributes will be used to determine the size. Setting this to yes will also make your images crop efficiently with the Photon feature in the JetPack plugin.

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By: marcus https://wp-events-plugin.com/blog/2014/12/05/bye-timthumb/#comment-223697 Fri, 12 Dec 2014 17:34:04 +0000 http://wp-events-plugin.com/?p=2866#comment-223697 Hi Pam, are you on the latest update of Events Manager (5.5.4)? The ‘Use WordPress Thumbnails’ options is available there, ‘Disable WordPress Thumbnails’ was removed in that version. Essentially, setting the old value to ‘NO’ will achieve the same effect, although cropping won’t work well with Photon.

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By: Pam Blizzard https://wp-events-plugin.com/blog/2014/12/05/bye-timthumb/#comment-223483 Fri, 12 Dec 2014 11:16:37 +0000 http://wp-events-plugin.com/?p=2866#comment-223483 The instructions about this are a little confusing. There’s quite a few double negatives, so I’m trying to figure out exactly what my settings should be.

I don’t have:
Settings > General > Performance Options > Use WordPress Thumbnails

I DO have:
Settings > General Tab> Performance Optimization (Advanced) > Disable WordPress Thumbnails? y/n

I should set that to “NO”?

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