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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.

14 reviews
Average Rating
4.5 out of 5 stars
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Does not work out-of-the-box: missing program
By , for WP 4.4.2

This plugin does not work on standard servers, due to the fact that most hosting servers (shared) lack the exec() funtion as it increases the server load significantly.

Good plugin, but have not been updated
By , for WP 4.4

Good plugin. But for me it always remains a great mystery - when optipng and gifsicle itself is included or not.

Puissant donc à utiliser avec précaution
By , for WP 4.3.1

Lorsque wp smush.it a eu quelques déboires, je lui ai cherché un remplaçant. Après quelques modifications intempestives d'urls de médias (MAJ de WP ou EWWW Image Optimizer ??), je n'ai plus de mésaventure.
J'ai optimisé biblio et autres : tout c'est bien passé sur tous les sites. Maintenant, je le laisse vivre sa vie et il semble bien se débrouiller

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.

liked it
By , for WP 4.2.2

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

Really Really Useful
By , for WP 4.2.2

The page speed of my website clocked to 79, thanks to this plugin. However, for desktop it rose by few points only; here some improvements can surely be done. Also, the plugin optimized all of the images from the gallery for me. Really thankful to the developers.

Hours Lost - But they helped
By , for WP 4.2.2

I am changing my review because they were trying to be helpful. I still had to change the bulk of my images, but I gave it another shot and only did the basic setup. I have not seen a huge difference, but I have seen a difference.

Good Plugin
By , for WP 4.2.1

Good plugin!!


Not bad
By , for WP 4.1

Not a bad plugin but is not perfect

Really Good!
By , for WP 4.1

Excellent plugin. Does exactly as it says and does it well.

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