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How to Fix Flipped or Upside Down Images in WordPress

by [email protected] on Sep 4, 2019

Do the images you upload to WordPress appear flipped? Sometimes when you upload via your iPhone or another iOS device, the image will be displayed upside down. In this tutorial, we will show you how to fix flipped or upside down images in WordPress.

To fix flipped images in WordPress, all you need to do is follow these two simple steps:

  • Step 1. Install and activate Image Rotation Fixer plugin
  • Step 2. Install and activate iOS Image Fixer plugin

Ready to get started? Let’s go!

Step 1: Install and Activate Image Rotation Fixer Plugin

First thing you need to do is install and activate Fix Image Rotation plugin. Simply go to Plugins » Add New and type Fix Image Rotation in the search bar.

Click on the Install Now button, and then hit the Activate button.

Upon activation, this plugin will work with PHP’s Exif extension to automatically fix your flipped or upside down images. If you don’t have any clue what that means, don’t worry. You don’t need to configure any settings… it will just do its thing behind the scenes.

If you have any trouble installing the plugin, check out our guide on how to install a WordPress plugin.

Step 2: Get a Gallery Plugin

This step is only necessary if you followed Step 1 and you are still having issues with your images appearing flipped. You’ll need a gallery plugin to upload the picture to and create galleries in your posts.

To install the Envira Gallery plugin, go to Plugins » Add New. In the search bar, type Envira Gallery, and it will be displayed below.

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You can upload your pictures to it’s pre-built layouts, speed up your WordPress website, even sell your pictures. Envira Gallery is the best WordPress gallery plugin on the market. You can create some truly beautiful gallery layouts. Its the most reviewed and recommended gallery plugin with over 100,000 sites using it.

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  1. After installation, do you have to delete, then re-upload your photos? Installing the plugins has not changed anything for me yet. 🙁

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