I have been having a hard time finding images for the home page of my site.where should i go to find images that are 960px width and 370px height. It is supposed to look like this site.
Also since I am unable to find the exact size images, What other size images would be compatible ?
Also How do i adjust image upload sizes in wordpress ?
Jens Filipsson answers:
You can use one of theese free sites to resize pictures you find online that are not the right size, to make it the exact dimensions that you want!
For the images size is 960 x 370 pixel but since the caption of image is not transparent, its cut the images by 97px in height so only 960 x 273 pixel images that effectively seen by user.
Images upload size (in this case width/height in pixel) can be adjust in 'media' under 'settings' menu, however this only adjust the images of small(thumbnail), medium, large option if we want to add images on post not for the purpose of folder. But you can use it if you willing to find the images path which is in wp-content/uploads/ directory.
Hope this help
Edit: I misunderstood his/her question..
for the theme you will need the 960x370pixels images, no matter what is seen effectively.
if you look on any image site, you will be able to search on certain dimensions. Best is to look for dimensions larger than what you need, for example something like 1600x1200px, then all you need to do is crop the image to your liking so that you're left with an image of 960x370px. If you don't have Photoshop then there are also online solutions as mentioned before.
To be able to accomplish this automagically in WordPress you will need to add code to your functions.php file:
add_theme_support( 'post-thumbnails' );
add_image_size( 'slider_image', 960, 370, true ); // crop slider image to exact size
What is important to remember if you decide to do the cropping in WordPress through the code above, that it will crop from the center outward.