Featured images slowing the website when using Dazzling WordPress theme



Let me first commend you for your excellent themes. Recently I changed over to your theme as my old theme was slow. I am currently using Dazzling child theme.

Overall Dazzling is much faster than my old theme. But Featured images in standard format slow down the website. Google Page Speed gives very poor score with standard sized featured images on Home page and post pages.

I have done 2 things to improve the page speed

  1. I have commented the featured image code in content-single.php ( <?php /* the_post_thumbnail( ‘dazzling-featured’, array( ‘class’ => ‘thumbnail’ )); */ ?>)
  2. I have changed the thumbnail size to medium in content.php (<?php the_post_thumbnail( ‘medium’, array( ‘class’ => ‘thumbnail col-sm-6’ )); ?>) But this gives different sized images on home page and sometimes distorts the images.

My Q is - Is there a better and more elegant way to overcome this problem?

ps. I am using regenrate thumbnails and smush.it plugins.


Hi Praveen,

I hope you are well today and thank you for your question.

What have you set in the “Medium size” option on the following path?

Admin Area -> Media -> Settings

Have you tried regenerating thumbnails using regenrate thumbnail plugin?

Kind Regards,