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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.

19 reviews
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4.5 out of 5 stars
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leaves unwanted traces
By , for WP 4.2.3

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.

Site admin breaks to 503
By , for WP 4.2.2

fter revisions Version 2.4.4 and Version 2.4.5 site breaks in the admin area. Had to rename folder to gain access again

broke every image link
By , for WP 4.2.2

If I could give 0 stars I would. This plugin used on all default setting broke every link to every image in my site. Plugins should never have the ability to destroy a website. I know the author of this plugin is going to give the standard responds. It wasn't my plugin. It was another plugins fault. Or the theme. That is a crap answer. WordPress.... This plugin should not be offered or sponsored.

miniscule savings unless you pay
By , for WP 4.2.1

miniscule savings unless you pay

Deleted it after it deleted half the images on my site!
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What a horrible experience. It's called Ewww for a reason. I trusted the high number of downloads. Cost me time, money and embarrassment with my client. It kept hanging during the optimization. Little did I know it was deleting images.

Half of the images gone. NO GO for shared hosting.
By , for WP 4.1.1

Very bad experience on a shared hosting website. Half of all my clients images crashed and could not be recovered without recovering a back-up. Hours of work gone.

Furthermore it made the website very slow, which is odd for a website on fast servers with SSD and the latest updates.

For me a NO GO!

No work for me
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I installed the plugin, because google said our site needed it optimize the images. https://developers.google.com/speed/pagespeed/insights/

I run the test of google after the plugin said all our images were optimized, but nothing happened, the test said the same again.

No work for me.

did not speed up my site
By , for WP 4.1

I checked the loading time after bulk optimizing with https://developers.google.com/speed/pagespeed/insights/ and it was on one of my sites 0 points and on another one 1 point of 100 better. Thats why I uninstalled it.

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