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EWWW Image Optimizer

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

193 reviews
Average Rating
4.5 out of 5 stars
Amazing Plugin & Fastest Support Replies EVER!
By , for WP 4.2.3

What more can I say. This plugin works great, does EXACTLY as advertised (don't let the bad reviews from folks with improper setups or crappy hosting fool you), and the plugin author genuinely cares. Blazing fast support replies (see the timestamps here - https://wordpress.org/support/topic/please-keep-media-folder-options). You can't get better than this!

leaves unwanted traces
By , for WP 4.2.3

Best one
By , for WP 4.2.2

Best plugin for optimizing your images, if you ask me.

Will maybe destroy your site while minimizing images
By , for WP 4.2.2

EWWW image optimizer made me restore my site from backups: after optimizing images it broken every single link to an image in every blogpost (appended many different image filenames to every image path).

This changes are not even "Revision" tracked, so the only way was to restore from backup.

It also have naming issues when "converting jpg to png", "png to jpg", if you choose to restore original files.

I'm still using this addon: it does the job really well. Minifies images automatically. This time I have disabled "png to jpg" etc "difficult" options, fingers crossed it will not kill my site again.

If it will kill it, I have my backups ready. So should you!

Easy & Fast
By ,

Very easy to use. I has improved my loading time greatly. Tried & Loved.

Useful for improving page load times
By , for WP 4.2.2

Initially I had an issue with the images losing quality but I've re-installed the plugin and it seems to be OK now.

Google Page Speed improved by 8 points as a result.

Great Plugin, Thanks!
By , for WP 4.2.2

Works as advertised.

liked it
By , for WP 4.2.2

greatly reduced size.
but it requires phpexec() which isn't included in some free shared hosting.

Cannot optimize png files
By , for WP 4.2.2

Hi. Looks like a great plugin and well recommended. However it does not automatically install optipng, which is essential for optimizing png files - of which I have many. THE PROBLEM IS that it has been impossible to find a coherent explanation of how to install optipng given that it has not installed automatically. Time is too short, and there are many plugins, so next please!

Buggy plugin
By , for WP 4.2.2

Got a bunch of errors the moment I activated it. DO NOT INSTALL.

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