This is something I regularly have to look up and it has changed over time to a much larger resolution. I believe this was to accommodate updates in the WordPress.org theme library.
As of Summer 2017, the screenshot.png file that goes along with your theme should be 1200 x 900 pixels. However, “The screenshot will only be shown as 387×290, but the over-sized image allows for high-resolution viewing on HiDPI displays.” (WP Codex)
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The Codex states:
“The recommended image size is 880×660. The screenshot will only be shown as 387×290, but the over double-sized image allows for high-resolution viewing on HiDPI displays.”
My name’s Kenso and I’m actually one of your students on Treehouse – I got here by Googling, ‘how large should screenshot.png be.’
My question is: should the screenshot.png file still be 600 x 450 px?
In case anyone finds this before the relevant page of the WordPress codex, the current (September 2014) recommended screenshot.png size is 880×660.
I remember you mentioning that size in a previous tutorial I went through on Team Treehouse. However, the more recent one I’m currently going through (also by you) uses a screenshot.png that is 880 x 660 pixels. Is this now the correct size, or is 600 x 450 px still considered correct as well?
According to the current WordPress documentation the recommended size is 880 × 660.
Awesome, was looking for this measure! Though I believe that it works if you use a larger/smaller resolution anyway right?
According to WP codex it is now 880×660 pixels.
Thank you very much for your info. I was looking for exact pixel dimension.
This has recently been updated in the Codex:
Recommended size is now 1200×900 pixels
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