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WP Retina 2x

Make your website look beautiful and crisp on Retina / High DPI displays.

4 reviews
Average Rating
4.9 out of 5 stars
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Great until recently
By , for WP 4.2.1

Images won't load. Had to deactivate it, as I am running a Woocommerce site. Please look into it. Thanks

Resource hog
By , for WP 4.1.1

It certainly does what is says on a tin, and does it very well. My site looks terrific, thanks Jordy!

Now, why not 5 stars?… I run 25 plugins on my website, some of them are really heavy. But according to P3 Profiler, the Retina2x accounts to 27% of the site's load time, leaving an ultra high-res Revolution Slider (4%) and even Gravity Forms (16%) way behind.

Fortunately, I use a fast dedicated server, so TTFB and overall page speed is good, but if you're on a shared hosting, you might experience some Retina-related slowness (ask your ophthalmologist for prescription)).

A bit confusing at first, but works very good
By , for WP 4.0

At first it was a bit confusing the way it works, but once you get the picture, it works very good. Basically it depends heavily on the way WordPress handles the 3 versions of the generated images (thumbnail, normal, full).

A Good Starting Point
By , for WP 3.4.2

The plugin is easy to use in client-side mode.

Regarding server-side mode: The iPad web browser forgets the WP Retina cookie every time I power off the device. As a result, it loads the standard images only during the first page hit, and then HiDPI images on subsequent hits. So, the server-side method is quick but not reliable.

Plugin doesn't work with images smaller than 600px.

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