QUESTION: I copied an image from a website to my own (just for fun, i'm learning) but it is smaller on my site and I changed my height and width but no matter how large the numbers are the image stays the same size. I copied a black and white grid (located in the middle of the page of the other website). Actually most of the images are larger on that site than on mine when i copy them. The site I coped from is http://news.distractify.com/culture/mind-blowing-optical-illusions/?v=1

ANSWER: Some of the images that the website is using are smaller than they appear on the site. For example: http://www.distractify.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads//2014/05/Pretty-Lady-Af

The website has stretched this image to fit the entire width of the column by setting the image width to 100%.

If you'll send your web page containing the image, I'll take a look at the css and see what should be changed to fix your issue.

Thanks for the question.

---------- FOLLOW-UP ----------

QUESTION: Thanks. It worked for some but what about the moving train. I tried width "100%" height "auto" but it does not work for the moving train image.

ANSWER: Can I take a look at your website to see the issue with the train image?

---------- FOLLOW-UP ----------


If you want to change all the images on the page to be the same width, you could insert this code into your css:

p img {
width: 100%;
height: auto;

This will stretch every image across the width of the page. I felt that this made the images look too stretched and distorted, so I recommend that you look change the percentage to a lower amount. 60% looked good.

p img {
width: 60%;
height: auto;


All Answers

Ask Experts


Chris Gagner


Almost anything about Wordpress. -Getting Started -Finding the right themes & plugins -Search Engine Optimization -Editing CSS, HTML,& PHP -Security & Backups -Finding a good web host Note: I currently only answer questions about single user Wordpress. I don't answer questions about Multi-User.


I've built several personal and business websites with Wordpress, as well as a few others for colleges. In my opinion, it's one of the most powerful ways to make any website (not just blogs)! I've downloaded and used over 400 plugins, and read about many others. I always download free themes for my websites, then heavily customize the CSS and PHP until it looks unique. Over the years I've become an expert in Wordpress because that is all I've ever used to create my websites.

Personal experience using Wordpress since 2007.

©2017 About.com. All rights reserved.