Support » Plugin: ShortPixel Image Optimizer » Premium plugin disguised as free

  • It will let you start optimizing images or whatever you want to do with it, but then you’ll run out of “credits” and need to buy more. I’m sure they’re making money hand over fist, but don’t pretend this plugin is free, you waste people’s time getting it set up only to have to pay money to actually use it.

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  • Plugin Support Gerard Blanco


    Hi @bizkit01,

    We never said this plugin is free. In fact, the first line of the description of the plugin says clearly that it is a freemium plugin. Moreover, let me quote a paragraph from the description of our plugin:

    How much does it cost?
    ShortPixel comes with 100 free credits/month and additional credits can be bought for as little as $4.99 for 5,000 image credits.
    Check out our prices.

    In addition, on the FAQs, here’s one of them:

    Can I test/use the plugin for free?
    Yes you can.
    We offer 100 free image optimization credits each month. Exceeding the monthly free quota will pause the optimization process till the quota is reset or extended by buying one of our plans.

    As you can see, we are transparent and we do tell you in advance how our plugin works.

    I’m sorry to hear you didn’t like it.

    Have a good day,

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