WordPress is the most popular CMS these days. However, even it can sometimes annoy you, and this often has to do with the speed of your website. If you have noticed that your blog has been slower than usual lately, it might not be WordPress. It might be the large photos to upload. Take a look at top 5 plugins to optimize images on a WordPress site and speed it up today.
EWWW Image Optimizer
This is a neat little plugin that optimizes images automatically when you upload them to your WordPress media library. You can also choose which images that you earlier uploaded need to be optimized. Another cool feature is the possibility of image conversion, all in order to select the format with the smallest image size.
People who have tried this plugin claim it is incredibly fast and very reliable. With WP Smush you can compress an individual image or a batch of them at once. It supports JPG, PNG and GIF formats and images not larger than 32 MB.
The next one of our top 5 plugins to optimize images on a WordPress site has an unusual name and a weird choice for feature photo. However, this plugin does a great job in resizing your ‘insanely’ large images to a more acceptable size. You can also choose maximum quality, height, and width of resized images.
This plugin is what you should use if you have a responsive website. Hammy will create several images for you and then pick out which of them to display depending on the resolution of the visitor’s device.
ShortPixel Image Optimizer
We chose to enlist ShortPixel Image Optimizer in our top 5 plugins to optimize images on a WordPress site for several reasons. Not only it automatically processes images as they are uploaded but it also offers support for PDF files. The only limitation is that you can optimize no more than 100 images in one month for free.