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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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Stay Away
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This plugin is a cancer!

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.

Not Working Anymore
By , for WP 4.1.1

According to Plugin Installation Info, it doesn't work any more. Do not install. Waste of time.

uninstalled
By ,

this plugin doubled the load time of my site after smushing images :( (increased load time by 9 seconds)

Bug
By , for WP 4.1.1

Depuis la mise à jour version 1.7.1, provoque une problème d'affichage sur mon site

Truly terrible, are WPMU pushing users towards their paid alternative?
By , for WP 4.1.1

Really unreliable now, plugin still lacks the sophistication to skip smushing when the service it relies on is unavailable.

More could be done by WPMU, but they're now using the description page to pimp their $25-$50 per month subscription service.

Sheet
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Bad plugin

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