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[resolved] Broken image paths after optimiing (26 posts)

  1. timfl
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Bulk optimized with 1.8.4
    Everything seemed OK, but nearly all images have broken links in media library. Also, if I type in the image URL I get a 403 forbidden error

    https://wordpress.org/plugins/ewww-image-optimizer/

  2. nosilver4u
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    That is very likely not an error from this plugin. EWWW IO does not remove images by default (unless you've turned on conversion options and told it to delete the originals). This plugin cannot cause 403 errors, that is a problem with something else: another plugin, something in your .htaccess file, or some crazy apache config...

  3. rosa_1
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hello,

    Something similar happened to me. I updated to version 1.8.4 and more of 50% image links broke. Pictures are still in the Media library (I can edit them and see them inside the editor) but links are broken.

    The speed of the website loading since the update has decreased dramatically! Images load very slowly...

    Any hint to solve that or recover the older version of the plugin?

    Thank you!

  4. nosilver4u
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Every version of the plugin of the plugin ever released can be found on this page: http://wordpress.org/plugins/ewww-image-optimizer/developers/

    I doubt very much it will help, but if you DO manage to find that an older version works flawlessly, let me know.

  5. rosa_1
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    1.8.3 didn't help either, but I don't remember which version I had before updating...

    Anyway, I have noticed that all image links having "-" in their tittle have been broken. Does it help for understanding why the pluggin is breaking the links?

  6. nosilver4u
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    no, that does not help, as '-' is what wordpress substitutes by default for all files that have spaces in their names, so it is pretty common. Were you on 1.7.6? Do you remember when was the last time you updated the plugin (prior to the 1.8.4 update)?

    One last question, are you using the WP Retina plugin?

  7. rosa_1
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I think last update was around mid-february. I have seen a file in my plugin file dating on february 19th.

  8. nosilver4u
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hmm, can you provide an example of the path to one of the images that is 'broken'?

  9. rosa_1
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

  10. rosa_1
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I have rebuild the links now, but what worries me is the slow speed for uploading pages with images. Do you have a hint of what can happen? It was much quicker before the update...

    Thanks for your help!

  11. nosilver4u
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    That is quite strange, the plugin should only be getting quicker with newer releases. I've made quite an effort to ensure that it isn't loading anything unnecessary.
    However, if there is another plugin on your site that is rendering images on demand, and not caching them, this could cause a slow-down, as the page will have to wait for those rendered images to be optimized.
    How much of a slowdown are you seeing?

  12. rosa_1
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    What do you mean by a plugin "rendering images on demand"? Sorry I am not an expert in these fields :-).

    I am using SEO friendly images which "Automatically adds alt and title attributes to all your images. Improves traffic from search results and makes them W3C/xHTML valid as well". I don't know if that could interfere.

    I am also working in WP Multisite.

    Thanks!!

  13. rosa_1
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I can see the images progressively loading, including background image. It takes about 30sec.

  14. nosilver4u
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Yeah, that is exactly what I was talking about, although just thinking about it, it doesn't seem like it is EWWW IO causing the problems, but I can certainly take a look and see if I can replicate the behavior. Is the name of the plugin just SEO Friendly Images?

  15. rosa_1
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Yes.

    I had it already with the older version of EWWW IO, but it is perhaps interacting differently with the newest one...

  16. nosilver4u
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hmm, that isn't it. What other plugins are you using?

  17. rosa_1
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I include the full list...

    • WP-HTML-Compression
    • WordPress Importer
    • User Access Manager
    • Multisite User Management
    • Invite Anyone
    • Blog Copier
    • All In One SEO Pack
    • Category Pie
    • Exclude Pages from Navigation
    • Flexi Pages Widget
    • Image Widget
    • Nav Menu Roles
    • New RoyalSlider
    • Page Links To
    • qTranslate
    • qTranslate extension

  18. nosilver4u
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    are either of you using the Cloud API?

  19. rosa_1
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I am not...

  20. nosilver4u
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    rosa_1, I was looking at your site, and you have a LOT of broken links, and many that are not images. Seems like something else is broken on your site. Perhaps your rewrite rules got messed up with another plugin update besides EWWW IO?

    Can you also provide a link to a page where you've noticed the images loading slowly so I can see the behavior you're talking about?

  21. rosa_1
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    How do you see the broken links? I do not see them...
    You can check the behavior at http://www.signhom.net/professionalshub.

    Thank you!

  22. nosilver4u
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Oh, I was looking at http://signhom.net/mediateca/
    Everything I clicked on came up with a 404 page (I tried about 10 different things on that page).

    On the Professionals Hub page, that background image is HUGE (for a PNG). I would strongly recommend converting it to a JPG, and quick...
    See if that alleviates your image loading issues.

  23. nosilver4u
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    In addition, I would recommend taking a serious look at your image sizes. On the page I was looking at (the one I mention above), most of the images are not scaled properly. One example is this image: http://signhom.net/mediateca/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2013/04/Japan-160x90.jpg
    It is scaled down to 160x90, but it is only being displayed on the page as 140x79. Running a quick check with Pagespeed Insights (in Google Chrome) shows that there is about a 17% reduction in overall image size that you could achieve with this one improvement.

    That is besides the 13% you can achieve losslessly with the EWWW IO plugin.

  24. nosilver4u
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Another useful tool that I've used is Yslow. There is a Chrome plugin for that, or you can use it alongside Firebug for Mozilla Firefox.

  25. rosa_1
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thank you so much!!
    Your help is much appreciated!!

    I will follow your advice! I'll update you!

    Links in mediateca were broken because of deactivation of qtranslate slug. Now working again! Thank you!

  26. nosilver4u
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    You're welcome! If you have any other issues related to the EWWW IO plugin, please open a new thread. As the original author has not commented in a week, I am going to close this as 'resolved'.

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