Optimize Your Images on WordPress Website

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Compress your images so that your #WordPress website can load more quickly. Make Google LOVE your WordPress website and allow your users to have a better experience.

Here’s more resources for you:

Smush – https://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-smushit/

Playlist for Loading Improvement – https://www.youtube.com/user/webtegrity/search?query=cdn

How to find images for your site?


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6 COMMENTS

  1. We upload several images every week and I have the habit of leaving them in the library. I have hundreds going back years. Are these images just laying in my library, not being displayed, slowing down my site?

  2. I don't agree about the ALWAYS use .JPG image file over .PNG. The two formats does use different algorithms to compress images and due to that special good in different situations (picture content).
    PNG format is a lossless compression file format. It is a good choice for storing line drawings, text, and iconic graphics at a small file size.
    JPG format is a lossy compressed file format. This makes it useful for storing photographs. If you use JPG for images with sharp lines like logos and text the edges will be fuzzy.

  3. Great short video!

    Smush doesn't always provide the best results. If you need to compress only a few images I would recommend https://compressor.io website. It's a shame that it only compresses one image at the time, but it's pretty good for some images. I've also seen that Google PageSpeed insights still flags some of the Smushed images for compression, but I haven't seen it for compression.io images. Another one that I use is tinypng.com and it has a WordPress plugin, but I think Smush beats that.

    My other recommendation would be using a CDN service on top of this. Serve your static content through Cloudflare, MaxCDN or something similar.

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