Support » Plugin: Smush Image Compression and Optimization » Not enough compression for google pagespeed

  • Ena-Mar


    I used the bulk compression for all the images of the blog. Smush tells me the pictures are “Already Optimized”. When I check the site with google pagespeed it tells me the pictures are too large. This means the primary function of the tool does not work.

    At least they allow you to check before you have to pay money.

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  • Plugin Author jdailey


    Thank you for giving Smush a try. If you look under the FAQ, While the Smush plugin will compress images and ensure your images are not over a certain size it will not scale images to match the specific height and width requirements of your site.

    Low image optimization ratings after compression on GTMetrix and the Google PageSpeed test mean your images were not scaled for where they are being displayed. Scaling images before uploading them can be time-consuming but can save space and speedup load time. To fix this, first, you will need to determine what size your image should be. You can use the built-in developer tools in Chrome or Firefox to find what height and width your images are displaying at. Once you know how large the image should be, scale your images to this size with the WordPress image editor, Photoshop or any other editing software.

    Tip: you may not need to scale each image individually. If the images are in your Media Library, you may be able to fix them with a plugin.

    Hope this helps you get your desired results with Google!

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