Changing the height and the source attributes of WordPress images using JavaScript

I wanted to change the resolution of the generated thumbnails images located in my posts section page of my personal WordPress site (

The original images have square-shaped resolutions while the generated thumbnail images had rectangle-shaped resolutions that cut some portions of the images.

I needed to generate new square-shaped thumbnails for all my posts feature images, for this, I used the “AJAX Thumbnail Rebuild” WordPress module:

Then, I used the following JavaScript code to change the resolution and the image source of the thumbnails to use the new generated square-shaped thumbnails:

  /* Define function for escaping user input to be treated as
  a literal string within a regular expression */
  function escapeRegExp(string)
    return string.replace(/[.*+?^${}()|[\]\\]/g, "\\$&");
  /* Define functin to find and replace specified term with replacement string */
  function replaceAll(str, term, replacement) 
    return str.replace(new RegExp(escapeRegExp(term), 'g'), replacement);
  /* Change the Height and the source image address */
  var i;

  for (i = 0; i < document.querySelectorAll('.wp-post-image, img').length; i++) 
    /* Change the Height */
    document.querySelectorAll('.wp-post-image, img')[i].height = 200;
    /* Change the address of the source image */
    /* Use our replaceAll() function */
    var myStr = document.querySelectorAll('.wp-post-image, img')[i].src;
    var newStr = replaceAll(myStr, '200x133', '200x200')
    document.querySelectorAll('.wp-post-image, img')[i].src = newStr;

I saved this code in a Custom HTML widget without a title that gets rendered on the blog page where all the posts are shown.


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