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EWWW Image Optimizer

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

25 reviews
Average Rating
4.5 out of 5 stars
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By , for WP 4.5.3

Crashes site on update.

EWW IS RIGHT!!! It's terrible!!!!
By , for WP 4.5.2

This does the exact opposite of a plugin which is to save you time!!! i cant believe i fell for the hype. this plugin is trash. Not only does it not operate as “Easy” as these reviews suggest but its filled with bugs. On top of that I paid for credits which it used an exorbant amount and i don’t have no idea where the “optimized” pics went. So I go track them down. I read over multiple people with the same issue and its never a single answer that addresses these issues. No its not java, yes I went and changed it to list view which shows a fraction of the pictures but not the optimized images I need only larger files that are still well over 2-300kbs when I see the same images optimized much lower but saved God knows where. Then I find them, worst of all this garbage plugin has saved all the “optimized” media Im looking for to my public website without warning under BS titles that have no use to me and are not easily located on wordpress only through backtracking via the backend of eww under bulk optimized. So not only can I not find them on my wordpress backend to use for my postings but they bogged down my website with unnecessary posts of the images I need but can access. Wasted hours of my time and I finally find them posted as media but not saved in my library to use. WTF!!!!! So much time trying to find and troubleshoot this mess. When I finally did find them they are of no use to me and no where on my wordpress back end except already posted with a bs titles as media postings so I can not even edit them and make them work due to the way they are uploaded… I will be filing a chargeback and a complaint with the BBB. Thanks for nothing!!!

nothing changed
By , for WP 4.5

I tried it on my site goprohero.ie and didn't optimize any photos

By , for WP 2.1.0

Malware has been found in ewww-image-optimizer/optipng.exe (Win.Adware.Softpulse-215) I have a problem with my hosting because of this now.

U need a big mysql
By , for WP 4.4.2

This plugin generate to much data in my mysql base. For example ewwwio_images tab is 30k records and 12mb size!

By , for WP 4.4.1
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

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