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  • diegpl

    (@diegpl)


    what is the difference between this plugin and the imsanity? Cheers

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  • Plugin Author OriginalEXE

    (@originalexe)

    Hi,

    Imsanity plugin optimizes the actual image files. For example, if you upload a 5mb image that you just took with your camera, Imsanity will reduce the size to something sane that can actually be used on the web.

    My plugin is not concerned with the actual file size. What my plugin does is reduce the number of files each image upload generates in your uploads folder (unless your theme/plugins don’t define custom image sizes, which is highly unlikely). So by default, when you upload the image to WordPress, it will generate at least 4 files from that (thumbnail, medium, large and original). On top of that, your theme probably defines custom image sizes it needs, so those are generated as well. Same for the plugins that do some kind of output on the frontend and use images. My plugin stops that from happening by default, and instead only generates those sizes if (and when) they are actually needed.

    Long story short, you can use both plugins simultaneously.

    So, should I let your plugin activated and it will keep working on background watching the files are being uploaded? Or does it work cleaning the uploads file just when I ask for it? By what Im seeing that is the case, right? It works just when I press the button, or not? Tks.

    Plugin Author OriginalEXE

    (@originalexe)

    Hi,

    the plugin works in the background and it should stay activated, you don’t need to run the cleanup manually anymore.

    Another question. So, your plugin does not optimize image size, just the number it generates, right?
    Sorry if I am being redundant, I am just wanting to clarify things because the plugins name can be ambiguous. Thank you!

    Plugin Author OriginalEXE

    (@originalexe)

    Yes, correct, the size will stay the same, you will just have smaller number of actual files in your wp-content/uploads directory.

    And I don’t blame you, the plugin name is not the best 😛

    And how does the plugin know what should be deleted/generated or not? Like, https://wordpress.org/support/plugin/ewww-image-optimizer has the possibility to just disable some sizes genration. Do you know tell me how will your plugin work with “ewww image optimizer” plugin? Thank you!

    Plugin Author OriginalEXE

    (@originalexe)

    The plugin disables all sizes generation, and then only if WordPress requests one of them, it generates it that one time and it stays there. That way you are sure that you are only using the sizes you actually need.

    That said, default image sizes are not touched because those are used in the media gallery, so they would be re-generated anyway as soon as you visit it, causing unnecessary processing to happen, so this plugin help the most when your theme or plugins register their custom image sizes.

    I have not tested the compatibility with ewww but I imagine it should work fine since my plugin doesn’t do anything weird or hacky.

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