Support » Plugin: Smush Image Compression and Optimization » Issue with Smushing already upload images

  • Resolved FilmBuffRich


    Just started working with SmushIt. It seems to be fine when uploading new image files, but I encounter a problem when I go into the Media Library and hit the Smush It button for already uploaded images, I get thrown to the front page of my site and when I go back to the Media Library, the photo isn’t smushed. Thoughts?

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  • J K


    Hi there @filmbuffrich,

    Hope your well today and thanks for your question.

    Are you trying to bulk smush already uploaded images, or just one at a time? It throws you to, when your trying to smush? Can I have a screenshot or a screencast would be great 🙂


    Kind Regards

    Hi Jack,

    Sorry for the delay, hope you had a great Thanksgiving.

    I am trying to smush images one at a time in the Media Library ( when it throws to throws to the main site page –

    (The main site page is actually a redirect from just Would that have anything to do with this?)



    One way to find out. Please go to Settings > Media. Find the related section. There you will see the drop down to control the plugin. Turn off the auto process on upload. Save the settings.

    Now when you attempt to upload images do you still get redirected?

    The problem is not with new images being uploaded, it is with older images that have already been uploaded.

    I just checked my site’s email address and discovered that I have gotten this notification from WP Firewall –

    WordPress Firewall has detected and blocked a potential attack!
    Web Page: http://www.filmbuffon

    Warning: URL may contain dangerous content!

    Offending IP: [My home IP]

    Offending Parameter: action = wp_smushit_manual

    This may be a “WordPress-Specific SQL Injection Attack.”

    OK, I just turned off WP Firewall and it looks like Smush it worked just fine. Seems like the two don’t want to play together.


    You will need maybe to go check the forums for that firewall plugins and ask them why they are flagging the URL as a potential issue? There is nothing wrong with that URL that I can see. There are dozens of ‘security’ plugins out there that seem to provide too many false positives than anything else.

    So let me break down the URL:

    http://www.filmbuffon – Assumed this is the URL for your admin Dashboard.

    action=wp_smushit_manual = Parameter added because you chose to do a manual

    attachment_ID=31313 = This is the ID of the image post your chose to process.

    So again I’m confused why it is flagging the URL as SQL injection.

    Hey there.

    We haven’t heard from you in awhile, so I just wanted to check in to make sure all was good.

    This thread was marked resolved, but please, if you still need help then just respond and open it back up. We can then take it from there. 🙂

    Hope you have a fantastic day!

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