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How to optimize images? (6 posts)

  1. Noz03
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    My site is running quite slow so I put it into gtmatrix and found out that one of the biggest reasons is that I need to optimize my images.

    I used medium size images on the article, which can be clicked to show the larger version, from what I understand gtm is telling me the site is loading all the larger images just to show the smaller ones and I need to change this, but other than uploading 2 different sized images and linking them one by one how can I do this?

    To be honest Im quite amazed wordpress is not already setup to do this :/

  2. Jonathan Dingman
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I would make sure you're not using scaled down versions of images. Make sure that you're referencing the real image sizes and have WordPress make multiple versions of a single image so that it can load the most optimized version of it.

  3. wetlight
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

  4. Noz03
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    How do I "have wordpress make multiple versions"? I assumed it was already doing this, especially as when I click the image for the fullsize version it seems to be loading a new image. Right now the only way I know is to create 2 versions in photoshop, upload one, then link it to the other one but that would take me hours :(

    I also tried smush.it and ewww image optimizer but barely made any difference.

    This is my gtm report:
    http://gtmetrix.com/reports/thestupidforeigner.com/GeMvS6Kz

  5. Jonathan Dingman
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    See the link that wetlight shared, as well as read through this on the Codex.

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Function_Reference/add_image_size

  6. Ahmedsab92
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thank you guyes I will use that for my website

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