WP Retina 2x

This plugin creates the image files required by the Retina (or any high-DPI) devices and displays them to your visitors accordingly. Your website will look beautiful and sharp on every device. The retina images will be generated for you automatically (you can also do it manually) and served to the visitors. You will be able to control everything from a nice dashboard.

Retina for WordPress


It supports 4 different methods to serve the images to your visitors:

The Picturefill method rewrites the HTML on-the-fly in order to use the new srcset. Since it is not supported by the browsers yet, the JS polyfill Picturefill is used to load the images. It is now the recommended method. 
The Retina JS method is a 100% JS solution. The HTML loads the normal images, then if a retina device is detected, the retina images will be loaded. It is fail-safe but not efficient (images are loaded twice). 
The IMG Rewrite method rewrites IMG’s SRC tags on-the-fly with the retina images directly if the device supports them. This method does not work with most caching solutions.
The Retina-Images method uses a server handler: the images will be loaded through the Retina-Images PHP handler. Your .htaccess will be modified automatically.

Pick the one that works best with your hosting and environment. WordPress Multi-site are supported as well. WP Retina 2x also loves WPEngine and strongly recommend it for your hosting. I am trying to keep a tutorial about this plugin up to date and comprehensive here.

Quick Start

  • Set your option (for instance, you probably don’t need retina images for every sizes set-up in your WP).
  • Generate the retina images (required only the first time, then images are generated automatically).
  • Check if it works! – if it doesn’t, read the FAQ, the tutorial, and check the forums.

What does it do?



Issues ? Questions ?

Check the FAQ and the official support forum.


Download for WordPress
The plugin for WordPress will be updated automatically when a new version is available.


You would like to use the Pro Version? Buy a Serial Key through the links below. It will be valid for 3 domains.

10$ (Per Year) 30$ (One-Time)

Professional Support

You are busy and need help to add retina support to your website?
I can install the plugin for you, analyze your website, share details and suggestions on how to use your own WordPress properly so that you can have a fully retina-ized website.

I charge 150$ for this service and I will reimburse you if you are not satisfied. Contact me at apps@meow.fr if interested :)

I recommend you to use WPEngine (best host for WordPress) and MaxCDN (faster images loading). I use both.

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