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    My WordPress is placing images in /wp-content/static/2021/01 for example. Within each folder there are several sizes and for each size also a webp version (for browser who supports it)

    Smart Slider now creats own folders within /wp-content/static/resized/ with the image uploaded for a slide. There is one image in + one additional webp version. Used is allways the non-webp version.

    How can I make sure Smart Slider delivers the webp version for browser which supports it?

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  • Thread Starter a223123131

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    Just to add, I’m using the plugin “WebP Express” to serve webp images when the browser supports it.

    Plugin Support Ramona (from Nextend)

    (@nextend_ramona)

    Hi @a223123131

    The /resized/ folder is created when you use the Slider settings > Optimize slide images option:
    https://smartslider.helpscoutdocs.com/article/1801-slider-settings-optimize
    We’re storing the resized images there.

    Currently the only way to use webp images in the slider is to select the original webp images instead of the jpg/png files e.g. as the background of the slide. Please note that we don’t have a fallback option, so those browsers/devices that don’t support the webp format won’t display the images.

    We’re working on a new version, which will be able to generate webp images and display it for the browsers which support it, but that version is still under development, and it will take some time to be ready for release.

    Edit: We don’t really support 3rd party plugins replacing or modifying our images, because they tend to cause problems.

    Thread Starter a223123131

    (@a223123131)

    Thanks for your quick answer.

    The note with the other plugin was just a note for you that you know how I generate the webp version. This means SS3 does not need to gennerate it, just use it.

    The solution you described is not realy usable because (like you mentioned) there is no fallback for browser which do not support webp.

    Looks like I need to wait for your update. Think this is a very important update (together with Web Vitals) to support speed. My front page is very very quick with close to 100% Lighhouse score… if I disable SS3. For a slider SS3 is quick, but the slider is still a big performance issue with much room for improvement.

    Hope you come up quickly with the update with the fallback solution (again, webp generation isn’t needed, there are enough plugins out which are doing it very well)

    Thread Starter a223123131

    (@a223123131)

    Hmmm… this site tells me that webp is supported since version 3.3.11
    https://www.wordpresspluginfinder.com/smart-slider-3/

    Plugin Support Ramona (from Nextend)

    (@nextend_ramona)

    Yes, the webp support mentioned in this changelog is what I said in the previous reply. You can select webp images and use them as in the slider, instead of jpg/png images. The image validator will no longer recognize them as invalid images, like it did before.

    Again, you can use webp images, by selecting them at the image options. But we don’t have fallback option for them.

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