How To Remove Width and Height Attributes From Images in Posts

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Do you want to remove width and height attributes from images in posts? This snippet will remove all of the width and height attributes from your images in order to allow a responsive theme to handle the sizing.


All you have to do is add this code to your theme’s functions.php file or in a site-specific plugin:

add_filter( 'post_thumbnail_html', 'remove_wps_width_attribute', 10 );
add_filter( 'image_send_to_editor', 'remove_wps_width_attribute', 10 );
function remove_wps_width_attribute( $html ) {
    $html = preg_replace( '/(width|height)=\"\d*\"\s/', "", $html );
    return $html;

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Comments   Leave a Reply

  1. Thank You so much.

  2. If you want to do this for responsive purposes a better way would be to resolve this issue with CSS, since CSS overwrites this attributes:

    height: auto;

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