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wp-crop-imagesWordPress is famous for being easy to use, but some features can still be confusing.

We find that cropping images is one thing that frequently confuses users.

Here's a quick guide to cropping photos in WordPress:

Step #1. Select the photo

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Step #2. Click the pencil in the photo

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Step #3. Click the Edit Original link

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Step #4. Select the area of the photo with your mouse

This is the step where people often get confused.

With the other image changes such as rotate, you click the button first.

However, with cropping, you first need to select the area of the image with your mouse, as below. Is the area that will remain after the image is cropped.

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Step #5. Click the Crop button

Now you can click the Crop button to make the changes that you selected in the previous step.

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Step #6. Click the Save button

Finally, don't forget to click the Save button to finalize your changes:

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About the author

Steve is the founder of OSTraining. Originally from the UK, he now lives in Sarasota in the USA. Steve's work straddles the line between teaching and web development.