Do you have a website base on WordPress? And do you want to optimize images? If so, you are on right article. Today we will write step by step tips to automatically optimize images in WordPress website. This article will really help, if you have website base on WordPress. And you are focusing on website optimization.
In short, we will tell about a plugin, which can automatically optimize all images in our WordPress base website. we will also take help of Google Page Speed Insights tool.
We should always optimize all images of our WordPress website. Because it helps to speed up our website. And it also helps to improve rank of our website in search engines. So it may very helpful article, if you focus on images optimization of WordPress website.
We can also check that images of our WordPress website have optimized or not. We can take help of Google Page Speed Insights tool to check. If we will see Optimize Image issue in Google page speed insights, then we need to optimize images of our website.
We will tell two methods to optimize all images of our WordPress website. First we will tuse a free WordPress plugin. Secondly we will take help of Google Page Speed Insights tool. Finally we will make sure, all images have optimized.
Let we start images optimization using a free WordPress plugin.
Optimize images using free WordPress plugin
Here in this section we will tell about a plugin, which can easily optimize all images automatically. But first time, we need to optimize images using bulk optimization option. Future images will automatically optimize. we have to update a little settings.
Let we tell name of WordPress plugin. WordPress plugin name is WP Smush. This WordPress plugin has specially developed to optimize images. This plugin also available in pro version. In pro version, we can optimize more than 1MB size images. In free version, we can optimize less than 1MB images. We can use second method to optimize images more than 1MB size. So if you do not want to upgrade, then we can use second method.
Let we start images optimization using WP Smush WordPress plugin.
First of all, we need to install WP Smush plugin in our WordPress. This plugin is available in WordPress plugin directory. So we can directly install it. Let we start installing.
We need to click on Add New menu under plugin. Actually this menu uses to install new plugin. Here we can search for WP Smush keyword. Now let we confirm this plugin.
This plugin has developed by WPMU DEV. And it has installed on more than 200,000 websites. we can check name of this plugin developer. Now we can click on install button. And then we can press activate button.
Now this plugin will add a new menu WP Smush. It will sub menu of Media. We can click on WP Smush menu. Here we can check smush images on upload. This change will automatically optimize images, when we will add new images in future. Now we can press save changes button.
We also need to optimize all uploaded images. So we can click on Bulk Smush button to optimize uploaded images. It will optimize 50 images in one request. If you want to optimize all images in single click, then you can upgrade to pro version. We can check features of pro version in top of this page.
If you are uploading more than 1MB size images, then this plugin will skip them. Because free version can optimize less than 1MB size images.
Was it hard? No. Correct, this is very simple process. we do not need to learn anything special.Now let we move on second section of this article. In seconds part, we will take help of Google Page Speed Insights tools to optimize images.
WordPress images optimization using Google Page Speed Insights
Page Speed Insights is one of the best tool to optimize any website. It tells about all issues, which we need to fix. If we will fix all issue, then our website will load faster in web browser. This will also help to improve rank our website in search engines.
Page Speed Insights tool provides us optimized images. we can replace our existing images with optimized images. so our WordPress website can load faster in web browser.
Let we start images optimization using Page Speed Insights tool.
First of all, we need to open Page Speed Insights tool in our web browser. After that, we need to past link of our website, and press Analysis button. Now we will see all issues of our website, which are casing slow down website.
Now we will see an image folder. we can find all optimized images in this folder. Now we can simply replace existing images with these optimized images.
We will recommend to use less than 1MB size images. Because they will automatically optimize by WP Smush plugin. However if our images are more than 1MB size, then we can take help of Google Page Speed Insight. Also if you can pay for pro version, then you can upgrade to WP Smush plugin.
We hope that you have understood images optimization in WordPress website. Now you are ready to optimize images of your WordPress base website and blog.