New Nine Adaptive Images

Detects your visitor's screen size and automatically creates, caches, and delivers device appropriate re-scaled versions of your uploaded images.

Author:New Nine Media & Advertising (profile at
WordPress version required:3.0
WordPress version tested:3.8
Plugin version:1.5.2
Added to WordPress repository:31-05-2013
Last updated:13-12-2013
Warning! This plugin has not been updated in over 2 years. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.
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Built specifically for WordPress, the New Nine Adaptive Images plugin:

  • Works on your existing site
  • Requires no mark-up changes
  • Device agnostic
  • Mobile-first philosophy
  • Easy & powerful customizations
  • Up and running in seconds

Why? Because your site is being viewed on smaller, slower, low bandwidth devices. On those devices, your desktop-centric images load slowly, cause UI lag, and cost you and your visitors unnecessary bandwidth and money. The Adaptive Images Plugin fixes that.

This plugin was built by New Nine Media & Advertising based on the work done by Matt Wilcox.

Set Up is Easy

Install the plugin and visit the 'Settings -> Media' section of your dashboard. You can leave the defaults in place or customize the options to match your breakpoints, desired image quality, etc.

Then, copy the .htaccess information and paste it in your site's .htaccess file.

You're done!


To run the New Nine Adaptive Images plugin, your server needs:

  • Apache 2
  • PHP 5 or greater
  • GD lib

These are fairly standard on today's servers. If the plugin isn't working, odds are that you need a better web host.

Built for WordPress

Matt Wilcox built his Adaptive Images for any website. We built this plugin specifically for WordPress (and you!) Want to learn more? Visit the FAQ section.