1. Setting up Cloudinary
Make a note of your cloud name
When you signed up for a Cloudinary account, you would have entered a cloud name. This is the unique name of your cloud on Cloudinary. If you're not sure what it is, you can find it on your Cloudinary dashboard:
Set up Auto Upload
Navigate to Settings → Upload. Enter the name of an auto upload mapping folder in the field, and the path to where your images can be reached on your server in the URL prefix field. In most cases that would be the path up to
wp-content/uploads/. Don't forget the trailing slash!
2. Setting up WordPress
Navigate to Tools → Cloudinary in the WordPress Admin and enter the Cloud Name and Auto Mapping Folder from the step above.
Here is a breakdown of the options:
- Cloud Name: Your Cloudinary cloud name
- Auto Mapping Folder: Your Cloudinary auto mapping folder
- Default Hard Crop: The default Cloudinary crop for images set to "hard crop"
- Default Soft Crop: The default Cloudinary crop for images set to "soft crop
- URLs: If you want to use multiple Cloudinary CDN subdomains, or if your Cloudinary plan lets you use your own custom CNAME, enter each of them here - one per line
Content Images: Check the box if you want to automatically convert all images on the front-end to use Cloudinary. You can leave this unchecked if you just want to use
cloudinary_url()for custom development