ImageKit – URL based image manipulation and optimization

Description

Images make up a critical part of all websites and mobile applications these days. They are the centerpieces of a great product and user experience. Managing your images and delivering the perfect image, tailored and optimized for your userโ€™s device is, therefore, more critical than it has ever been. However, this takes up a lot of development and maintenance time that could have otherwise been used in building your core product. This is where ImageKit can excel.

This plugin will automatically update all the image URLs in your post so that images are fetched from ImageKit for optimization and faster delivery instead of your web server.

Gets the best out of all your images in less than 10 minutes

  • Your existing images get all the benefits instantly.
  • Size, quality & format optimizations work automatically.
  • URL-based image transformations like resize, crop, rotate etc.
  • Responsive images for a tailored experience across devices.
  • Up to 50% load time reduction with quality and format settings.
  • CDN-powered delivery of images across the globe.
  • Simple dashboard to monitor usage and manage your images.
  • Easy to integrate SDKs for uploads and other features.

Requirements

You just need to Create an account on ImageKit to use this plugin and get optimization benefits on your WordPress website instantly.

About ImageKit

Support

Installation

  1. Upload the plugin files to the /wp-content/plugins/plugin-name directory, or install the plugin through the WordPress plugins screen directly.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ screen in WordPress
  3. Use the Settings->ImageKit setting screen to configure the plugin

FAQ

Installation Instructions
  1. Upload the plugin files to the /wp-content/plugins/plugin-name directory, or install the plugin through the WordPress plugins screen directly.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ screen in WordPress
  3. Use the Settings->ImageKit setting screen to configure the plugin
Do I have to register on ImageKit.io to use this module?

Yes, you need to create an account on https://imagekit.io first to use this plugin.

Do I have to manually change the old posts to optimize their images?

No, this plugin automatically takes care of that.

Does this plugin support custom CNAME?

Yes, you can email developer@imagekit.io to configure custom CNAME for your account and then specify that in the plugin setting page.

Can I configure this plugin to use ImageKit for custom upload directories?

Yes, you can specify any number of custom directory locations on plugin settings page

Does ImageKit support all image formats?

ImageKit supports all popular image formats that cover 99.99% of the use case. On the settings page, you can further configure if you want to allow or disallow a particular file type to be loaded via ImageKit.

Reviews

Not Ready Yet

This plugin and service sounds like it could be pretty cool, but unfortunately it’s not ready for production environments yet. The plugin does not support custom wp-content directory locations and the way the rewrites work is fragile at best.

Hopefully they’re able to improve the plugin because the service looks pretty interesting!

Kudos to imagekit.io

Load time for my website decreased significantly due to lighter images..

Kudos to imagekit.io team ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

imagekio.io

Got to know about this service from a blog post, really liked imagekit.io, far cheaper and better than Cloudinary. Best image hosting I have used so far. Using it for all my websites.

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Contributors & Developers

“ImageKit – URL based image manipulation and optimization” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

2.0.6
Added CNAME support