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WP Smush

Reduce image file sizes, improve performance and boost your SEO using the free WPMU DEV WordPress Smush API.


49 reviews
Average Rating
4.7 out of 5 stars
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Crashed my site!
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I purchased WP SMUSH PRO (compatible with my version of WP) b/c my file sizes were to large for the free version. Immediately on activation I got the White screen of Death. Took me 2 hours to trouble shoot and restore. The entire time that 24/7 support they advertise was...completely unresponsive. I recommend tinyPNG, doesn't crash my site, works and free.

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Bad...no free

Waste of time
By , for WP 4.2.2

Do not bother even to install..

Crashed my site
By , for WP 4.2.2

After reading many reviews, I felt this plug in would be a solution to compressing images and helping accelerate site load. WOW! Was I in for a surprise.

I first backed-up the site ... thank goodness!

I then ran WP Smush in the 'bulk' mode. All seemed well until ...
I opened the site and saw the front/home page. All images had been shrunk, some icons were moved, the entire top menu was eliminated and more snafu's. The website became totally unusable.

I'm now having to restore the website thanks to this plugin.

If you decide to try this plug-in, BE SURE TO BACK UP YOUR SITE FIRST.

However, given my experience, I can not recommend this plug-in for anyone or any web site. If I could rate it below "1" I would do so.

By , for WP 4.2.2

Using this actually INCREASED my page load times. When I removed it and uninstalled it I will still stuck with higher page load times, I should have never even installed it. I asked a tech a WPMUDEV who said that he uses it constantly and it doesn't effect his page load times either way., so why use it? I dont get this plugin and Im a little aggravated that I lost a fair amount of my page load speed by having it on my site in the first place.

Stay Away

It will eat most of your CPU and RAM!

I used it for far to long and I never figured out why my CPU and RAM was so high and for so long!

As soon as I disabled it to replace it for another plugin my CPU and RAM dropped down significantly! Almost 50%!

Stay away from this plugin!

There are much better plugins out there!

Crashed my site
By , for WP 4.2.2

I made a bulk compression of old files, when the plugin crashed my server! I needed the backup from my provider to get the site up again.

Besides Smushit I use these plugins: Duplicate Post, Redirection, W3 Total Cache, WordPress SEO Yoast.

AThere is another problem with the plugin:
I have an image with 207 kb. When I smush the image it says "Smushed by 167 kb (8%)". Obviously this is total nonsense.

And the price policy is the third point to say "Don't use it!"

Doesnt work
By , for WP 4.2.1

used to work in good old days , just gotten Ugly and spammish now

The Pro Version Does NOT work
By , for WP 4.1.1

The WPMU plugins unfortunately follow the wrong policy of over-promising and under-delivering. I tried the pro membership for about 2 weeks. Their support never responded to my inquiries bearing in mind I had the premium membership that cost north of $500 per year. I only tried to use the WP Smush Pro, they claim ">60%" reduction, I got 0.17%.

Emailed support 3 times. After waiting for 2 weeks with no answer back from Support, I went on Paypal and filed a claim to get my money back. Only then they replied.

I would stay away from WPMU. They made thing look professional on their website but when it comes to reality, in my case, I got way below what was promised.

New update causes lots of errors
By , for WP 4.1.1

in_array() expects parameter 2 to be array, null given in /home/__/public_html/wp-content/plugins/bbpress/includes/common/functions.php on line 1446

cause w3total cache to throw errors

everything resolved when removing this plugin. Looks like the last update broke it.

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