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EWWW Image Optimizer

Reduce file sizes for images within WordPress including NextGEN, GRAND FlAGallery and more. Uses jpegtran, optipng, pngout, pngquant, and gifsicle.

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93 reviews
Average Rating
4 stars
4.8 out of 5 stars
5 stars
Absolutely fantastic!
By , for WP 3.8.1

The plugin works perfectly well even for 5000+ existing images.

5 stars
Excelent!!!
By , for WP 3.8

Thanks fir the plugin.

5 stars
A complete plugin
By , for WP 3.8

Earlier, I had to depend on CW image optimizer that comes with tons of server-side dependencies. With EWWW, no more worries on dependencies. It works even on shared hosts (there are always some exceptions, though).

5 stars
Super awesome!
By , for WP 3.8

Wow, what an awesome plugin. I've been working on getting my site faster to be competitive and this plugin along with W3-Total Cache and Google mod_pagespeed has made my site over twice as fast. Google Pagespeed score went from 42 to almost 90.

Thanks for creating this super useful plugin!

5 stars
Excellent
By , for WP 3.8

Excellent plugin. Makes it surprisingly easy to keep all your site's images optimized. Active support.

5 stars
Better than SmushIt
By , for WP 3.8

Have been a huge fan of SmushIt, but EWWWW, though oddly named, offers more control and smushed more images than SmushIt. To be fair, some images previously optimized stayed the same. Still, did a speed test before and after and saw a measurable improvement. Easy to use.

5 stars
Awesome
By , for WP 3.7.1

I had a couple sites with thousands of images and thumbnails on them and EWWW saved SO MUCH space. Worked like a charm for me. Awesome plugin!

5 stars
Great plugin to SEO
By , for WP 3.8

I've been using this plugin in all the sites that I need to optimize to SEO. Why? Because the size of the images has a lot of importance to SEO. I'm using that right now i.e. in http://www.misanmartindelosandes.com/. So if you need to optimize the size of your images, this is the right way.

5 stars
Almost perfect!!
By , for WP 3.7.1

This is a must have plugin for everyone! Even more important than any cache plugin. With a cache plugin, you can maybe improve half second your loading times. Improving your images compression, the difference can be seconds!!

There are two things I specially love about this plugin:

  • Local optimization: your images don't need to travel to another server: safer and faster.
  • Theme images optimization: not only your media library is optimized, also your theme images are! That's awesome!

I hope they keep improving it to make it even better. But better doesn't mean more buttons or make it complex: sometimes developers go crazy adding options, buttons, tabs, etc. ending with a really complex plugin, that needs days to learn to use it. That's why I love the "KISS" approach (Keep It Simple, Stupid!) ;)

5 stars
Use this not Smushit
By , for WP 3.7.1

Excellent simple tool the support tells the tale, 52 of 52 support thread answered, updated frequently.

Compare that to smushit and WPdev team out of date plugin, maybe 10 threads of support answered.

This is the future will be sending donation thanks :)

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