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  • How do I optimize the size of the images in my pinterest feed? I don’t need the full-sized images. The largest I need is 200 x 250. I tried the following shortcode, but it’s still grabbing the originals.

    [fts_pinterest type=pins_from_user pinterest_name=MY_USER pins_count=12 image_width=250px image_height=250px]

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  • Plugin Author slickremix


    Hey @jordanwebdev,
    At this time we do not have a way to optimize getting a smaller image from Pinterest as this is the size they are actually serving up to us. The image height and width you defined in the shortcode are relative to how it is displayed.

    We are about to start a major overhaul of Feed Them Social by using custom post types to save the information served up by feeds this would allow us to possibly do what you are asking by giving us the ability to compress the image. Not sure on when this will be done though as it’s a fairly large task just to get the plugin to this point.

    Keep an eye out though on our GitHub

    The Slickremix Team

    That’s funny you should mention that, a similar idea crossed my mind. If those images could be stored in the media library, we could then make use of native WordPress functions to serve the appropriate, scaled size. I suppose a scheduled task to delete outdated images off the server would come in handy as well, so it doesn’t clog up space.

    • This reply was modified 3 months, 1 week ago by  jordanwebdev.
    Plugin Author slickremix


    Correct! We actually do this in our other plugin Feed Them Gallery we launched at end of 2017 We’ll be utilizing code from this plugin to create the new framework for Feed Them Social. We are actually about to push a major update for FTG in net day or so and then will be switching gears to new FTS overhaul. It’s taking on a pretty major task so it could be a while to the new framework is pushed.


    • This reply was modified 3 months, 1 week ago by  slickremix.

    That sounds promising. Another thing you may want to look into is how often you make calls to admin-ajax.php. I get a low score on GTMetrix, suggesting that I gzip admin-ajax.php in order to save around 80kb, and I believe it’s a result of your plugin overloading it. The error goes away on pages that don’t use this plugin, and I use caching plugins with gzip enabled.

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