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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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96 reviews
Average Rating
4 stars
4.8 out of 5 stars
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Compare that to smushit and WPdev team out of date plugin, maybe 10 threads of support answered.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 :)

5 stars
the successor to smush it
By , for WP 3.7.1

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 :}

5 stars
Fantastic plugin.
By , for WP 3.7.1

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!

5 stars
SOOO much better than SMUSH it
By , for WP 3.7.1

Use this instead of SMUSH IT.

5 stars
Works great, no bugs for me!
By , for WP 3.6

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!

5 stars
Great
By , for WP 3.7.1

Works well, great plugin!

5 stars
First rate plugin & First rate developer
By , for WP 3.6.1

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!

5 stars
So far so good!
By , for WP 3.6

Works as intended :)

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