EWWW Image Optimizer Cloud

Description

The EWWW Image Optimizer (cloud edition) will increase your page speeds by way of image optimization. Increased page speeds can result in better search engine rankings, and will also improve conversion rates (increased sales and signups). It will also save you storage space and bandwidth. While EWWW I.O. will automatically optimize new images that you upload, it can also optimize all the images that you have already uploaded, and optionally convert your images to the best file format. You can choose pixel perfect compression or high compression options that are visually lossless. The cloud edition features all the same options as the core EWWW Image Optimizer without the security risk associated with the exec() function. Built exclusively for the EWWW I.O. API, it is lightweight and much quicker when updating.

EWWW I.O. will optimize images uploaded and created by any plugin, and features special integrations with many popular plugins, detailed below.

Why use EWWW Image Optimizer?

  1. No Speed Limits and unlimited file size. Using automatic Background Optimization and optional Parallel Optimization, get rid of upload delays and get back to doing what you love.
  2. Smooth Handling with pixel-perfect optimization using industry-leading tools and progressive rendering.
  3. High Torque as we bring you the best compression/quality ratio available with our lossy options for JPG, PNG, and PDF files.
  4. Adaptive Steering with intelligent conversion options to get the right image format for the job (JPG, PNG, or GIF).
  5. Free Parking means you never pay for an image we can’t compress, you are never billed for a month you do not use the API, and pre-paid credits never expire. Plus, get WebP image generation at no extra cost: any JPG or PNG can be converted to Google’s next-generation image format.
  6. Comprehensive Coverage: no image gets left behind, optimize everything on your site, beyond just the WordPress Media Library.
  7. Safety First: all communications are secured with top SSL encryption.
  8. Roadside Assistance: top-notch support is in our DNA. For priority assistance, be sure to use your registered email or mention your registered email when you contact us for help.
  9. Pack a Spare: free image backups store your original images for 30 days.

Images are optimized via specialized servers that utilize the best tools available in lossless or lossy mode. Our lossy compression uses unique algorithms to gain maximum compression while remaining visually lossless. Your images can even be converted to the most suitable file format using the appropriate options. Using the EWWW I.O. API will allow the plugin to work on any hosting platform, and can also be desirable if you cannot, or do not want to use the exec() function on your server, or prefer to offload the resource demands of optimization.

Automatic Resizing

With ExactDN support, images will be automatically resized to fit the page and device size. ExactDN also enables automatic WebP and Retina images when needed.

Support

If you need assistance using the plugin, please visit our Support Page. The forums are community supported only.

Bulk Optimize

Optimize all your images from a single page using the Bulk Scanner. This includes the Media Library, your theme, and a handful of pre-configured folders (see Optimize Everything Else below). Officially supported galleries (GRAND FlaGallery, NextCellent, and NextGEN) have their own Bulk Optimize pages.

Optimize Everything Else

Configure any folder within your WordPress folder to be optimized. The Bulk Scan under Media->Bulk Optimize will optimize theme images, BuddyPress avatars, BuddyPress Activity Plus images, Meta Slider slides, WP Symposium Pro avatars, GD bbPress attachments, Grand Media Galleries, and any user-specified folders. Additionally, this tool can run on an hourly basis via wp_cron to keep newly uploaded images optimized. Scheduled optimization should not be used for any plugin that uses the built-in WordPress image functions.

Skips Previously Optimized Images

All optimized images are stored in the database so that the plugin does not attempt to re-optimize them unless they are modified. On the Bulk Optimize page you can view a list of already optimized images. You may also remove individual images from the list, or use the Force optimize option to override the default behavior. The re-optimize links on the Media Library page also force the plugin to ignore the previous optimization status of images.

WP Image Editor

All images created by the built-in WP_Image_Editor class will be automatically optimized. Current implementations are GD, Imagick, and Gmagick. Images optimized via this class include Animated GIF Resize, BuddyPress Activity Plus (thumbs), Easy Watermark, Hammy, Imsanity, MediaPress, Meta Slider, MyArcadePlugin, OTF Regenerate Thumbnails, Regenerate Thumbnails, Simple Image Sizes, WP Retina 2x, WP RSS Aggregator and probably countless others. If you are not sure if a plugin uses WP_Image_Editor, just ask.

WebP Images

Can generate WebP versions of your images, and enables you to serve even smaller images to supported browsers. Several methods are available for serving WebP images, including Apache-compatible rewrite rules and our Alternative WebP Rewriting option compatible with caches and CDNs. Also works with the WebP option in the Cache Enabler plugin from KeyCDN.

WP-CLI

Allows you to run all Bulk Optimization processes from your command line, instead of the web interface. It is much faster, and allows you to do things like run it in ‘screen’ or via regular cron (instead of wp-cron, which can be unpredictable on low-traffic sites). Install WP-CLI from wp-cli.org, and run ‘wp-cli.phar help ewwwio optimize’ for more information or see the Docs.

FooGallery

All images uploaded and cached by FooGallery are automatically optimized. Previous uploads can be optimized by running the Media Library Bulk Optimize. Previously cached images can be optimized by entering the wp-content/uploads/cache/ folder under Folders to Optimize and running a Scan & Optimize from the Bulk Optimize page.

NextGEN Gallery

Features optimization on upload capability, re-optimization, and bulk optimizing. The NextGEN Bulk Optimize function is located near the bottom of the NextGEN menu, and will optimize all images in all galleries. It is also possible to optimize groups of images in a gallery, or multiple galleries at once.

NextCellent Gallery

Features all the same capability as NextGEN, and is the continuation of legacy (1.9.x) NextGEN support.

GRAND Flash Album Gallery

Features optimization on upload capability, re-optimization, and bulk optimizing. The Bulk Optimize function is located near the bottom of the FlAGallery menu, and will optimize all images in all galleries. It is also possible to optimize groups of images in a gallery, or multiple galleries at once.

Image Store

Uploads are automatically optimized. Look for Optimize under the Image Store (Galleries) menu to see status of optimization and for re-optimization and bulk-optimization options. Using the Bulk Optimization tool under Media Library automatically includes all Image Store uploads.

CDN Support

Uploads to Amazon S3, Azure Storage, Cloudinary, and DreamSpeed CDN are optimized. All pull mode CDNs like Cloudflare, KeyCDN, MaxCDN, and Sucuri CloudProxy are also supported.

WPML Compatible

Tested regularly to ensure compatibility with multilingual sites. Learn more at https://wpml.org/plugin/ewww-image-optimizer/

Translations

Huge thanks to all our translators! See the full list here: https://translate.wordpress.org/projects/wp-plugins/ewww-image-optimizer-cloud/contributors

If you would like to help translate this plugin (new or existing translations), you can do so here: https://translate.wordpress.org/projects/wp-plugins/ewww-image-optimizer-cloud
To receive updates when new strings are available for translation, you can signup here: https://ewww.io/register/

Contact and Credits

Written by Shane Bishop. Based upon CW Image Optimizer, which was written by Jacob Allred at Corban Works, LLC. CW Image Optimizer was based on WP Smush.it. PEL is the work of Martin Geisler, Lars Olesen, and Erik Oskam.

Installation

  1. Upload the ‘ewww-image-optimizer-cloud’ plugin to your ‘/wp-content/plugins/’ directory.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
  3. Purchase an API key via https://ewww.io/plans/.
  4. Enter your API key on the plugin settings page.
  5. Optional Visit the settings page to adjust compression levels and turn on advanced optimization features.
  6. Done!

Additional documentation can be found at https://docs.ewww.io. If you need further assistance using the plugin, please visit our Support Page. The forums are community supported only.

FAQ

Installation Instructions
  1. Upload the ‘ewww-image-optimizer-cloud’ plugin to your ‘/wp-content/plugins/’ directory.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
  3. Purchase an API key via https://ewww.io/plans/.
  4. Enter your API key on the plugin settings page.
  5. Optional Visit the settings page to adjust compression levels and turn on advanced optimization features.
  6. Done!

Additional documentation can be found at https://docs.ewww.io. If you need further assistance using the plugin, please visit our Support Page. The forums are community supported only.

Google Pagespeed says my images need compressing or resizing, but I already optimized all my images. What do I do?

https://docs.ewww.io/article/5-pagespeed-says-my-images-need-more-work

Does the plugin replace existing images?

Yes, but only if the optimized version is smaller. The plugin should NEVER create a larger image.

Can I resize my images with this plugin?

Yes, you can, set it up on the Resize tab.

Can I lower the compression setting for JPGs to save more space?

The lossy JPG optimization using TinyJPG and JPEGmini will determine the ideal quality setting and give you the best results, but you can also adjust the default quality for conversion and resizing. More information: https://docs.ewww.io/article/12-jpq-quality-and-wordpress

The bulk optimizer doesn’t seem to be working, what can I do?

If it doesn’t seem to work at all, check for javascript problems using the developer console in Firefox or Chrome. If it is not working just on some images, you may need to increase the setting max_execution_time in your php.ini file. There are also other timeouts with Apache, and possibly other limitations of your webhost. If you’ve tried everything else, the last thing to look for is large PNG files. In my tests on a shared hosting setup, “large” is anything over 300 KB. You can first try decreasing the PNG optimization level in the settings. If that doesn’t work, perhaps you ought to convert that PNG to JPG or set a max PNG optimization size. Screenshots are often done as PNG files, but that is a poor choice for anything with photographic elements.

I want to know more about image optimization.

That’s not really a question, but since I made it up, I’ll answer it. See these resources:
https://developers.google.com/speed/docs/insights/OptimizeImages
http://developer.yahoo.com/performance/rules.html#opt_images

Reviews

Large Sites Beware

I am using the cloud version and it seems to work. My issue is with “sizing” your site according to their billing criteria. It’s entirely unclear with the cloud version if it calculates the images correctly including the various thumbnails.
The communication around the 99c monthly is also not clear as to what happens when that runs out can you buy more or do you now have to wait until the next billing cycle. This uncertainty is not encouraging there needs to be more clarity.

good plugin with plenty of options

We use the Cloud version, since we host most of our sites at WP Engine (and they don’t allow the non-Cloud version on their servers). Great options, works well. I especially like that it converts PNGs to JPGs, since PNG photographic images tend to be VERY large, while JPGs tend to be 10% the size of an equivalent PNG.

Is this even a real Plugin?

Signed up for the $1 for a huge number of images deal. Billed 6 bucks 30 days later and am told that even though I only have a few dozen images on my entire web site, I used thousands of images. Huh? Scammer…I am a neophyte, admittedly, but I don’t think the app does anything except infiltrate your system. I notice absolutely no difference with or without the app. That says a lot. We are talking a few dollars here…but I wouldn’t mind a few dollars from a few hundred people every month for doing nothing.

Best working image optimizer plugin

The support from the plugin author is excellent. This is the only plugin that I managed to get it to work with WP S3 Offload plugin. If you want your site to load fast, with only a slight lag to upload/process speed on the editor, this plugin is a must.

Can’t use

oh boy, I can’t use the cloud version because I can’t pay internationally and I can’t use the other plugin because of exec().

Good plugin

We started using this plugin 1 week ago and have now optimized all our existing images.

We slices off a 20-50 MB from the uploads in total per sites.
Sometimes as much as 80 MB.
(Note that our sites that we host has a lot of uploads.)

We used the “Meteor Monthly” program (pay-as-you-go) and it worked well.

We saved a lot of server capacity and configuration by using the cloud service instead of installing all the binaries on our own server.

Thumb up, i recommend!

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Contributors & Developers

“EWWW Image Optimizer Cloud” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

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Changelog

  • Feature requests can be submitted via https://ewww.io/contact-us/ and commented on here: https://trello.com/b/Fp81dWof/ewww-image-optimizer
  • If you would like to help translate this plugin in your language, get started here: https://translate.wordpress.org/projects/wp-plugins/ewww-image-optimizer-cloud/

4.2.2

  • added: view pages with ExactDN or the entire plugin disabled via GET paramaters: ewwwio_disable and exactdn_disable
  • changed: moved to v2 quota endpoint for API
  • changed: S3 uploads no longer deferred until after optimization by default, define EWWW_IMAGE_OPTIMIZER_DEFER_S3 as true to override
  • changed: image editor extensions can be disabled separately from media library optimization via EWWW_IMAGE_OPTIMIZER_DISABLE_EDITOR
  • changed: use exactdn url instead of standard API url for verification simulation and fallback
  • fixed: async test outputs unescaped html on settings page when debugging enabled
  • fixed: debugging uses extra memory when dumping output to file
  • fixed: json_encode dies silently when passing non-utf8 data, results in AJAX/bulk errors
  • fixed: disabled auto-optimization bypassed for resizes when max dimensions are set
  • fixed: NextGEN support disabled for version 3
  • fixed: progressbar color does not match admin theme for NextGEN/Nextcellent
  • fixed: optimization details overlay styling missing for NextGEN with some locales
  • fixed: FlAGallery batch optimization from Manage Galleries/Images broken
  • fixed: undefined variable notices for resize detection and forced re-optimization
  • updated: PEL library for maintaining metadata during JPG auto-rotation

4.2.1

  • fixed: EXACTDN_LOCAL_DOMAIN does not work with auto-verification
  • fixed: uncaught error during upgrade when ‘SHOW FULL COLUMNS’ fails
  • fixed: async simulation gets 403 error
  • fixed: ExactDN verification error due to non-existent image

4.2.0

  • added: disable ExactDN attachment ID queries if they take too long
  • added: ExactDN compatibility with a3 Lazy Load
  • added: ability to re-test async/background mode if it gets disabled
  • changed: better compatibility between Autoptimize and ExactDN
  • changed: .webp files removed when restoring original from API
  • changed: Force re-optimize checkbox persists up to an hour if bulk optimizer is interrupted
  • fixed: CSS, JS, and other resources could be skipped by ExactDN in certain circumstances
  • fixed: Jupiter theme captcha incompatible with ExactDN
  • fixed: ExactDN fails to crop when image_downsize() is called with explicit dimensions
  • fixed: ExactDN breaks image resizing with Themify themes
  • fixed: multi-site settings throws error during submission when ExactDN is active
  • fixed: single-site override option displayed when plugin activated per-site
  • removed: PHP 5.3 no longer supported

4.1.3

  • fixed: infinite loop when removing invalid API key
  • fixed: img elements with incorrect attachment ID being replaced with wrong image src
  • fixed: ExactDN CSS and JS parsing incompatible with Autoptimize

4.1.2

  • added: detect WP Fastest Cache WebP rewrite rules
  • added: notice if WebP conversion enabled but mod_rewrite or mod_headers is missing
  • added: better debugging when background/async mode is blocked
  • changed: CSS/JS files are filtered pre-emptively by ExactDN to avoid quirks with emoji scripts
  • fixed: warning during wp_cron for undefined constant
  • fixed: API key removal sets wrong defaults
  • fixed: invalid or expired keys would still attempt optimization
  • fixed: WebP files are orphaned when using Media File Renamer
  • deprecated: PHP 5.3 will no longer be supported in 4.2
  • deprecated: PHP 5.4 support will be removed by July 2018
  • deprecated: PHP 5.5 support will be removed by October 2018

4.1.1

  • added: reduce ExactDN load time by suppressing db queries with EXACTDN_PREVENT_DB_QUERIES
  • added: $fullsize indicator added to pre/post optimization hooks, props Schweinepriester
  • fixed: missing www preventing rewrites for ExactDN
  • fixed: Alt WebP compatibility with Tatsu page builder
  • fixed: relative path support not working properly for Pantheon users
  • fixed: missing directories prevent optimization of S3 files

4.1.0

  • added: full compatibility with Image Watermark plugin
  • added: dummy images for Essential Grid and Layer Slider whitelisted with ExactDN
  • added: compatibility with Visual Composer and Essential Grid async/AJAX loaders
  • added: compatibility with Media File Renamer
  • changed: ExactDN rewrites all wp-content and wp-includes urls by default
  • changed: mime-type detection function does not rely on fileinfo extension anymore
  • fixed: wp-emoji script not rewritten by EXACTDN_ALL_THE_THINGS
  • fixed: resize detection script throws error when admin bar is hidden
  • fixed: warnings when WP Offload S3 set to delete local files, props ianmjones

Earlier versions

Please refer to the separate changelog.txt file.