Reduce file sizes for images within WordPress including NextGEN, GRAND FlAGallery and more. Uses jpegtran, optipng, pngout, pngquant, and gifsicle.
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.
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:
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!) ;)
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Compare that to smushit and WPdev team out of date plugin, maybe 10 threads of support answered.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 :)
there was a time and place for smush it, now is the time of the ewwww image optimizer plugin, which does the same but on your local server. Who knows for how long yahoos smushing service will be available for, and there is the pesky limitation to deal with. ewww image optimizer fixes that problem, and even offers better compression options while at it. I use it also with cloudinary. I optimize with ewww, then cdn upload to cloudinary :}
Really, compared to "Wp-Smush-it" and all of those, this is a god sent. Beautiful, simple, does what it should. Love it! Thank you!
Use this instead of SMUSH IT.
Researched image optimization and decided I wanted a solution that could do the work on my local server, rather than rely on 3rd party hosted solutions (i.e. Smush.it). This worked great, and I had zero problem. Kudos!
Works well, great plugin!
This plugin is a best in class solution. It way exceeds the capabilities of Smush.it and the developer even tailored future development to handle the customized needs of my website configuration. Thanks again!
Works as intended :)
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