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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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By , for WP 4.4.2

always stuck!!!

Slow Support - My site is down!
By , for WP 4.4.1
Don't do it
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Added code into my site which made all the photos disappear. I had to reinstall or try to locate them in my media library. It took an entire day but I've recovered most of the site minus images that came with my WP theme. Set me back a day of work to fix it.

Disables my Media Library
By , for WP 4.4

After installing WP Smush, the content of my Media Library was not visible. Deactivating WP Smush made the content of the Media Library visible again.

So ... I uninstalled WP Smush from all of my sites (21 in total).

It's crashing my Optimize Press Site
By , for WP 4.4

All the images that get smushed, which is all of them now as they are uploaded, fail to appear in my media library. So buttons and images are just empty files.. the files say they are there but they don't show up.. So tons of images and buttons disappeared off my site and it took me forever to figure it out. my images and buttons are still gone and I don't know how to get them back.. Also I can't upload new ones because they are smushed automatically and therefore, ruined.. I don't know if there is a work around for this or not.. I'm thinking I'm going to have to unistall WP SMUSH in order for my site to get back up and running.

Ruined my site
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ruined my site by ruining the styling and putting the pictures all over the place.yes im 100% it was this plugin.

Not the same
By , for WP 4.3.1

They used to actually smush images and reduce their size, now all they do is a mere %3 size reduction on non-optimized images. I used to get 25% or more and I haven't changed anything on my end with how I render images. The old bait n switch service.

By , for WP 4.3.1

The free WP Smush reduced 190 images by a piddly 3.08%. If you pay a monthly fee they'll reduce some more. There are better options. I use an old software program called Ulead PhotoImpact 11. It does a great job with NO monthly fee.

Seems to enlight images, but...
By , for WP 4.3.1

I've tried this plugin for quite long time, and i thought that it could enlight the most of the images i was posting... then i did a comparison between the non-smushed file and the smushed one...

They had identical size! :|

WPMU is acting scammy
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This used to be a good company and I bought a few of their plugins until recently I purchased wpsmushit pro where they show on their own website the option to reserve exif data. This is not the case, it strips all exif data which I need to reserve. I am currently in a paypal dispute with them to get a refund, they are acting really scammy about the situation and I can't believe I am being hassled over $19.00 of product. These people are ridiculous to deal with, the customer support guy literally laughed in my face over the situation. They are not professional and it's sad that the wordpress community has to deal with these types when it is overall such an awesome community. Sorry but I have no use for a plugin that doesn't operate like it should, there are plenty of free ones on the market that do a better job. Go with a cloud paid version of ewwww plugin. It is cheaper in the longrun because you will get constant updates and you only pay for what you use which is $0.005 per image. It's a lot better option and has more settings and better optimization than this wpmu garbage ever will. WPMU do the WordPress community a favor and throw yourself into the garbage can.

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