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Have you ever visited a website, where the images are soo big that it takes forever to load, and when it does load the images are all wonky and stretched out or cropped in weird places?
In this post, we will talk about optimizing images and increase the speed of the website. and that’s good to be through image compression. Talking about image compression that is going to make in the size of the images that you upload to your website a lot smaller.
Now what you may or may not realize is when you upload an image. there are tons of details in there that really doesn’t come out when someone watches or views. Your website there’s a lot of details in there that can be kind of shaved down a bit to make the size of the images smaller.
Therefore, when someone visits your page it has to require less downloading of content from your Webhost and this is what makes it faster. Now there are desktop application tools that you can run your images through but they’re not as good.
They’re definitely not as convenient as the services. that I meant to show you in this post. I forgot anyone besides early on you can get this all done for free.
ULTIMATE WORDPRESS GUIDE
So, don’t think that this is going to cost you big but is going to be massive benefits. So this was what I made this post on a crack in and there are lots a web of WordPress plug-in that automated things.
but it was had to have the paid services. I showed in the post basically people how to use the free web plug in.
This is how we (DigitalRitwik.com) compress the images for maybe one to three years.
When this was really the only source in the market. but since then there are many ways to do this. so if you go to WordPress.org and you do a search for image compress compression. You can see all those options some are good and there’s a few that probably aren’t that good.
Image Compression Plugins
There right now I want to talk about Imagify. Its really good image optimizer. now what’s nice about this is it’s actually built by the same folks that make WP rocket. which is by far in my opinion the best WordPress caching plug-in.
That you can get for your website it happens to be what I use on all of the websites.what you see all these plug-ins have a business model behind it.
So, what happens is the compression doesn’t happen on your web hosting account. The images get pushed to their servers where all the magic happens.
And then the optimize image gets sent back to you. Really don’t want the compression happening on your servers is just not a good thing.so all of these are kind of software and services now you’re going to see they have free tears, Also I want to say that Imagify probably, in my opinion, has the most generous free tear.
That is going to probably cover the vast majority of people that have a WordPress based website. so essentially what they’re going to give you I think it’s 30 MB of image compression per month.
So this is Imagify, they do have plans if you want more capacity.
more compressions so you can subscribe to a monthly plan or you can make a one-time payment. So this Imagify plugin, been using it, it is fantastic. and I would really say that the vast majority of people all you need to do is install Imagify. Let it do its work.
2. WP Smush
So, the first one that you see is WP Smush. the plug-in doesn’t give you the full benefits of image compression unless you pay. It’s like 500 bucks a year which is insane. if you just want image compression so I would definitely urge you to avoid a WP Smush.
all of your images that are inside your media and it compresses it. so that way your media files are smaller. So if you go to Media files on the top left and you click on it you’re going to see all of those images that you currently have.
and you’re going to see a column that says ‘Smush.it’ and it says “this is currently not processed. Smush.it now” and click on the button.
The plugin WP Smush will basically compress the files.
It takes less time for that website to download because it reduces the image file size. So you can see it reduces it by some % size.
All of those will be optimized and it will try to process the rest of the imagesas well. This is all trying to reduce your file size like I said, every little bit counts because when we’re talking about download speed, one second, one and half seconds could be the difference between someone checkingout your website or bouncing. WP Smush is average one.
It will compress your images but it won’t merely do as good of a job as the other tools because there’s different levels of compression.
3. Short Pixel
Next I want to show you ShortPixel, there’s a reason why am showing you ShortPixel right now number three.
It is actually pretty fantastic just like Imagify. ShortPixel there’s a reason why I’m talking about short pixel.
We are talking about ShortPixel. which has another set of WordPress Plugins to optimize your images.
Reduces the file size of your images which means faster loading times for your visitors. The second plugin is called the ShortPixel AdaptiveImages plugin and this one resizes your images to fit in the exact placeholder you have for them.
Once you’ve uploaded the plugin to your WordPress Dashboard. ShortPixel will automatically compress your images according to the settings that you would like.
ShortPixel has 3 different compression settings, that you can use to strike the perfect balance between size and quality. You’ll also notice a list of other very helpful options such as saving your original photos, automatically resizing images and converting PNG to JPEGs all within the ShortPixel Admin dashboard.
As we upload an image,ShortPixel automatically compresses the images and changes the file size of the image. If you’ve already got an entire library of images that you would like to compress, you can do so by using the ShortPixel BulkUploader found in the Media Library tab.
Now, let’s take a look at the adaptive image plugin. This plugin uses smart cropping to resize your image to fit in the location. For example, let’s say you had a blog header on your blog and the container for the image was 1200×600 pixels. But your image is actually 1500×700. The Adaptive image plugin will resize your image so that it fits inside of the 1200×600 space without any distortion.
You’ll definitely want to check out ShortPixel.
The trick with image compression plugins is that it increases the website performance through the reduction of the size of the images that you have on the website. In short – same quality, smaller size.
Now, there are multiple WordPress plugins for that. What I recommend, though, is Optimole. The reason I like it so much is that it offers end-to-end image processing, which means that the actual processing of the images doesn’t take place on your own server but is instead transferred to dedicated servers.
To get the plugin, simply search for it in the plugin repository on your dashboard, then install and activate it as you do with any other plugin. Once the plugin is installed, you can access its settings and features by going to Media / Optimole over here. In order to get access to this free image compression service, you will need an API key from optimole.com.
So, first, click Register & Email API key,then go to the inbox and open the message that comes from Chief Optimole.
Copy the API key, go back to your dashboard,paste the key in this field and then click on connect to Optimole service over. Once the service is connected it will intercept every image you upload to WordPress and optimize it automatically.
Remember that you also have free access to an account on optimole.com where you can see the number of optimized images, average compression of the images, and even more.
After a while, you can go to the traffic tab and see some data about the last images optimized. All of your domains managed through this account will be displayed here, in the Whitelist Domains tab where you can add new domains as well. Just remember to install the plugin on each website and connect it using the same API key on your dashboard.
To make sure you have that feature enabled on your site, go to Optimole settings, and check if this switch is on. More of that, you can enable the image replacement functionality, which replaces all the image URLs from your website with the ones optimized by Optimole, and you can turn on the admin bar status which will show you the available quota from Optimole service, over here.
Finally, you can set default resizing values here, for all images with sizes greater than these values, and you can set the compression level to low, medium, high, or automatic.
Remember that a higher compression might result in a small loss of image quality. So, select the most appropriate value for your images. Once you are done with everything, save changes and you are good to go. Sounds fancy, but it’s actually a simple concept.
Here’s the thing, if you want to display a chart or a graph on your site, the standard way of doing it was to create the chart inExcel, save it as an image and then post it on the site. Sure, that works, but it also takes up a lot of disk space, and thus, bandwidth.
Okay, so this is how you can cut your loading time by 50% just by fixing how your site handles images.
Last but not least the EWWW optimizer, its another good option out there. Reallly good and free to use in WordPress
By using the plugin optimizing the image, the EWWW Image Optimizer increases your page speed. Higher page speeds will boost the rankings of the search engine and improve conversion rates (increased sales and registration). It also saves you time and storage space. During the I.O. EWWW.
You can modify all images you already upload automatically and transform your images to the best format file. This also enables all images that you have uploaded. You can choose flawless pixel compression or creatively unloose compression options.
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