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Kraken Image Optimizer

This plugin allows you to optimize all your WordPress images through the Kraken API

This plugin allows you to optimize new and existing WordPress image uploads through Kraken Image Optimizer's API. Both lossless and lossy optimization modes are supported. Supported filetypes are JPEG, PNG and GIF. Maximum filesize limit is 10MB. For more details, including detailed documentation and plans and pricing, please visit Kraken.io. Note: You will need to obtain a paid Kraken API key and secret to use this plugin.

  • All images uploaded throught the media uploader are optimized on-the-fly. All generated thumbnails are optimized too.
  • All images already present in the media library can be optimized individually, or using the Bulk Action menu "Krak 'em all" feature.
  • This plugin does not require any root or command-line access. No compilation and installation of any binaries is necessary.
  • All optimization is carried out by sending images to Kraken.io's infrastructure, and pulling the optimized files to your WordPress installation.
  • To use this plugin, you must obtain a full API key and secret from https://kraken.io/plans. The Developer API key/secret will not work with this plugin.
  • You can use your Kraken API key and secret on as many sites/blogs as you like. We have no per-site license.
  • Works great with WPEngine hosted blogs, including the staging area.

Once you have obtained your credentials, from your WordPress admin, go to the Settings->Media page. The Kraken WordPress plugin adds a Kraken.io Settings section to the bottom of the page, from where you can enter your API credentials, and select your optimization preferences. Once you have done this, click Save. If everything is in order, it will simply say "settings saved" and give you a reassuring green tick in the Kraken.io settings section. You can now start optimizing images from within Media Library. Any image you upload from now on, through any of the media upload screens will be optimized on-the-fly by Kraken.

Features on the way

  • Optimize images directly to Amazon S3.
  • Optimize entire media library in one click.
  • Optimize your currently active theme.
  • WordPress Multisite support.

Please send bug reports, problems, feature requests and so on to support (at) Kraken dot io, or directly to the author of this plugin.

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Requires: 3.0.1 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.9.2
Last Updated: 2014-8-27
Downloads: 3,620


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