Support » Plugin: Smush Image Compression and Optimization » WebP coming to free?

  • Resolved Will Stocks


    Hi guys,
    I know WebP is currently a feature for Pro users, however will that (at some point) trickle down to non-Pro users?
    I’m trying to identify a way to “tweak” Gutenberg picture blocks so they show as:

        <source type="image/webp" src="***.webp">
        <img src="***.jpg>

    However I won’t put in huge amounts of effort into investigating if this is something that Smush will be able to take care of automatically upon uploading media?

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  • Plugin Author Anton Vanyukov


    Hi @willstockstech,

    WebP in Pro version is only available via the CDN option. At the moment there are no plans for making WebP available “on-site”, because it would require the user to install all the required server libraries and, in most cases, do additional server configuration.

    Best regards,

    Ahhhh, OK makes sense!

    I manually convert my “full” images to WebP prior to upload – so until I can budget for Smush Pro I’ll continue to investigate plugins that might allow me to “manually” define WebP with fallback. It’s tricky to find!

    @vanyukov – sorry to reignite this closed thread, but I have a follow up question! Would WebP support ever come to Free for users that have native WebP conversion methods?

    I have setup my server to support WebP conversion via GD, Imagick and libwebp so wondered whether that might ever be an “advanced” feature?

    Plugin Author Anton Vanyukov



    This might make it to Smush. I have added this to the feature request.

    Best regards,

    Interested seeing this feature for non-pro users so I’ll be keeping an eye to this post when this is released if ever. Thanks!

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