Plugin Reviews

EWWW Image Optimizer

Reduce file sizes for images in WordPress including NextGEN, GRAND FlAGallery and more using lossless/lossy methods and image format conversion.

204 reviews
Average Rating
4.5 out of 5 stars
Top Shelf Plugin!
By ,

Does what it says. Saves valuable space in one of the hardest to manage content elements.

The support is also excellent the author hit me up directly when i needed support.

Highly recommend ESPECIALLY for novice WordPress Admins.

Better than Smush It
By , for WP 4.3.1

I tried both and this is lighter and make the images even smaller. Way better than anything I've tried

Work as intended and more!
By , for WP 4.3.1

This plugin didn't only optimize my images but also replaced my PNGs to JPGs.

I was surprised there's a plugin that I can install and with a click of a button, changed all my PNG to JPG and optimize it.


gran plugin!!
By , for WP 4.2.4

plugin muy bueno para comprimir imágenes...

Perfect image optimize plugin!
By , for WP 4.3

EWWW maybe the best image optimize plugin I have used.I used wp smush.it before.But seem not work good.And the pro version of smush is expensive.So I tried EWWW.And it is so perfect!And the cloud service is cheap.I have used the plugin for my Wholesale promotional products website.The site speed improve a lot.Really thanks the author!

Best of its kind
By , for WP 4.3

the only thing - add more functionality for WebP

Works without hassle
By , for WP 4.3

Just install it and forget it. - Great!

Great optimizer but should warn to disable before a mass upload of images
By , for WP 4.3

Love this plugin and many thanks that its free.

However, caused me loss of lots of time - days, as it almost crashed my VPS every time i tried uploading more than 10-15 images in one batch! First silly me tried all our 900 images (each under 1MB), but what with a responsive eCom theme and site - 8 additional version sizes per each image uploaded- wow.

I purchased 2GB RAM extra for my VPS, alas no remedy till I figured it was this plugin destroying my work days and ability to load any page in WP backend under 4 minutes - or at all.

The author should warn in FAQ or somewhere to disable it prior to such a mass upload.

Once disabled plugin was no issue to que 900 images for upload and re-sizing. 3 h and was done and didn't slow me working on other stuff.

At night I activated this plugin and let it run. had to make sure a few times page was not sleepy but by morning it was optimized.

Outstanding Plugin
By , for WP 4.3

It's just like hitting the "Jump to Light Speed" button! Great plugin. Thanks.

Had to re-install WordPress
By , for WP 4.3

Plugin seemed to be doing its job very well, until I decided to do a bulk optimization. While I was in the middle of optimizing, the screen went all weird and when I hit refresh, it took me to the WordPress installation screen. Yeah, my site is gone.

If you really really want want to use this plugin, keep a backup. Otherwise you are done, just like me right now.

I'm thankful for developers for making this available for free, but I think they should address these kinda faults.

UPDATE: It had nothing to do with the plugin. The author was patient enough to explain it properly. This should be one of the most useful plugins out there in the repository.

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