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WP Smush

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


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By , for WP 4.1

All of the image optimization plugin is garbage!

By , for WP 4.1

Never purchase the pro version..

By , for WP 4.0.1

Sorry SmushIt. Had to deactivate. It was messing up image loader.

slow slow slow
By , for WP 4.1

this services is simply way too slow. often not working at all.

Crashed My Site
By , for WP 4.1

My site, Omunchi.com, is up to date.
I have been working on lowering my load time. I have installed and use BWP Minify, WP3 Total Cache, and Cloudflare for my CDN. I installed WP Smush.It to compress my images, as recommended on many sites. Unfortunately it crashed my site repeatedly while I was trying to compress the old images. I tried moving them to my testing server, but I received errors and it didn't work. Then, I thought that I would keep Smush.It live on my site for new images, but it crashed it again.
I have removed it.
I wish it would have worked but it did not.

Doesn't work
By , for WP 4.0.1

Tried on 4 different sites. Continue to get 404 error for just trying to use on one image that's only 450kb.

Don't Bother With This Slow Plugin
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If you want to upload a gallery in a timely manner, don't use this plugin. I had to uninstall it to be able to upload images.

Use to work great but not anymore
By , for WP 4.0

Use to work; been using it for a few years then it started not allowing me to upload more than one image at a time . . . thought bad connection . . . overloaded server . . . no big.
But it continued to the point of not even being able to create a post because I could not upload any image without trying it a bunch of times.
The other day . . . I wasted almost an entire day (8 hours) just trying all the troubleshooting things I found on the web and forums and nothing worked.
Then I came across a post about "Yahoo" handed the program off to WPMUdev and they thought it was going to be so . . . much better now.

Well . . . it's not so much better; it completely sucks.

I understand . . . it's free . . . but I don't think a lot of people understand what it is doing . . . it is processing data "NOT" on my server but theirs . . . that means resources . . . and how much resources can anyone devote to something that is FREE . . . at some point there is going to be a bottle neck.

Looking for a new solution now

Doesn't work
By , for WP 3.9.1

Not useful for wp sites with bulk images.

Does not work with MU and WordPress MU Domain Mapping
By , for WP 3.9.1

Produces errors like these:

Processing comp_musikarche-logo-2…
— [original] 1133 x 641: ERROR: http://staging.netzverwaltung.veryExample.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2014/01/comp_musikarche-logo1.jpg must be within the website home URL (http://www.veryExample.org)
— [thumbnail] 150 x 150: ERROR: http://staging.netzverwaltung.veryExample.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2014/01/comp_musikarche-logo1-150x150.jpg must be within the website home URL (http://www.veryExample.org)
— [medium] 300 x 169: ERROR: http://staging.netzverwaltung.veryExample.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2014/01/comp_musikarche-logo1-300x169.jpg must be within the website home URL (http://www.veryExample.org)
— [large] 1024 x 579: ERROR: http://staging.netzverwaltung.veryExample.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2014/01/comp_musikarche-logo1-1024x579.jpg must be within the website home URL (http://www.veryExample.org)
— [preview64x64] 64 x 64: ERROR: http://staging.netzverwaltung.veryExample.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2014/01/comp_musikarche-logo1-64x64.jpg must be within the website home URL (http://www.veryExample.org)

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