Plugin Reviews

WP Smush

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

15 reviews
Average Rating
4.7 out of 5 stars
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Be Careful What You Ask For
By , for WP 4.3.2

This app provider has a long-standing banner on my WordPress logon page - which I can't get rid of - asking for a review. Their product was installed by my web developer. Her call. She's really good, so I trust her to know what she's doing. And I gather the app somehow saves space ? Aside from that, I have no idea whether it works...and if it does, whether it works well. Or badly. Or so-so. My site behaves pretty much as it always does. ie: very nicely thanks. Anyway, to be fair, but neutral, I've given it 3 stars. Maybe too generous. Maybe not generous enough. Who knows ? I'm sure the developers are nice people who are kind to animals. There. My review. Enjoy. You're welcome.

Not so great
By , for WP 4.4.1

My account usage is showing a high I/O activity in the last hours. Website is slow. I disabled and deleted this plugin and website now works fine.

Me gustaria que comprima de mas de 2MBs tambien
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Buenas noches estimados, me gustaria que comprima este pluging los archos que pesan mas de 2MBs.

By , for WP 4.3.1

Average tool, too many requirements to push for the premium.

Good but inadequate
By , for WP 4.3.1

Because it is unable to reduce images 1 MB or larger, most of my high-quality images cannot be optimized with the plugin. The ones that can, are reduced well and have good quality.

Works good on several sites
By , for WP 4.3.1

On my page http://www.jeff-foliage.com, it works great... had a glitch or two but they got it fixed very fast, very responsive.

By , for WP 4.3.1

its good

Free vs Paid model
By , for WP 4.2.1

Thanks to WPMU Dev for ensuring this plugin has been kept alive, it works great and does what it says on the tin!

There are some restrictions with the free version You can not smush files over 1MB and you are restricted to 50 images per request which isn't too much of a bother.

However I personally would like to upgrade to the Pro version to unlock the additional features, but to do this I would need WPMU Dev's $99/month subscription... which is a rather extortionate price to a blogger, especially as that's the only plugin I want.

Would be much nicer if they did this as a separate product or returned to their "You either pay the subscription to unlock everything or buy each plugin for $19 outright". If that was the case I would upgrade today.

Interacted with my google map plugin
By , for WP 4.1

While this plugin seemed to help quite a lot with image sizes and site speed it did interact negatively with my google map plugin. Whenever I posted a new post with a map at the end, the map would be a black screen and hovering over it was like hovering over an image - the pin it button would appear. I deactivated and the maps started to work.

Great start!
By , for WP 4.0

Currently buggy for bulk-smushing existing images, but if you've got just one site or have the time, you can make it work by doing a (half?) page of images at a time. The other limitations are for any images over 1 MB, and the reliance on a remote server for the actual smushing.

Great to use as-is for new sites or small sites that you'll be adding images to.

Hopefully we see WPMU soon refine the bulk functionality and move the compression locally.

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