Reduce image file sizes, improve performance and boost your SEO using the free WPMU DEV WordPress Smush API.
I loved the previous version -- I could see that it was quickly reducing file sizes, and the option to automatically smush every image on upload was brilliant. This new version just doesn't seem to work as well, though.
First, when I click the Smush button on an individual image in the media library, it doesn't seem to do anything. Perhaps it's working in the background, but it's impossible to tell. The bulk option is sort of nice, but I'm not sure I should be smushing 50 images at once (shared hosting). Even so, I tried it, and after 60 seconds, it had reduced 2 files by a whopping 1.7K. It didn't seem worth it to let it run for another 24 minutes for such small changes.
Perhaps I just do well by not unloading ginormous images in the first place, and by making sure they're all 72ppi instead of hi-res, but surely since I generally use PNGs instead of JPGs, it could find something to reduce. The previous version always did.
I can't say it doesn't work, but it doesn't work quickly like it used to, and it just doesn't make enough of a difference for me to keep using it.
Bulk Image compression stuck on no saving images.
then need to run it again and again!
I've tried using WP 3.7.3 and WP 3.9.1 and it is impossible to upload an image correctly. Some images are created, others aren't. It is like somthing is causing the upload process to take so long that it fails.
As soon I disabled the plugin I was able to upload photos.
Enable it, and you won't be able to upload photos that can be USED or selected. Images can be find at the Uploads folder but they just cant be used don't know why.
Needs an update!
Just get a 'bad response' whenever processing an image.
Have spent several hours trawling forums with no joy.
I tried it on two sites - works only there where the little images. If got a lot of pictures - plugin dies.
When I click 'on Smush.it Now !' link, I receive this message
"Automatic smushing has been disabled temporarily due to an error"
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