Optimize Images Wordpress Plugins - PageSpeed Insights Suggestion

If you run a PageSpeed test for your wordpress hosted blog or website, chances are that 80% of the times you will land up on the "Optimize Images" suggestion. The suggestion says - Properly formatting and compressing images can save many bytes of data.
And since the website rich with content have a high load of images and the greatest size bearing components are the images, we need a way of losslessly compressing all the images we upload and display on this wordpress site.
Fortunately, there is a simple way of compressing already uploaded images as well as the ones that you will be uploading to the site.

You have two Plugins at your disposal. Use any one of them.

1. EWWW Image Optimizer
( EWWW Image Optimizer – WordPress plugin | WordPress.org )
Used to reduce file sizes for images within WordPress including NextGEN, GRAND FlAGallery and BuddyPress. Uses jpegtran, optipng/pngout, and gifsicle.

Now we all know, Smaller image sizes means faster page loads. Using this plugin - you can automatically optimize all new images and also already uploaded images.

The EWWW Image Optimizer will automatically convert your images and will produce the image with smallest size as possible without loosing the quality of that image, so the quality of your image will be exactly the same.

2. WP Smush.It
( Smush – Lazy Load Images, Optimize & Compress Images – WordPress plugin | WordPress.org )

The lossless image optimizations include -
  • stripping meta data from JPEGs
  • optimizing JPEG compression
  • converting certain GIFs to indexed PNGs
  • stripping the un-used colours from indexed images
Smush.it offers an API that performs these optimizations (except for stripping JPEG meta data) automatically, and this plugin seamlessly integrates Smush.it with WordPress.

Every image you add to a page or post will be automatically run through Smush.it behind the scenes. You don’t have to do anything different.

You can also run a Bulk Smush.It program to reduce the size of all the images you have already uploaded.

Isn't that just great? Apply that on your wordpress blog and see the results change for better.

There are more plugins for page speed optimization. Will update this thread soon.


  • Sarathkumar Chandrasekaran
    Sarathkumar Chandrasekaran
    Is there any plugin to edit already uploaded images in blogger .How to rotate a uploaded images in blogger?
  • Ambarish Ganesh
    Ambarish Ganesh
    Pagespeed performance improved from 44 to 65. 😀
  • Ankita Katdare
    Ankita Katdare
    SarathKumar Chandrasekaran
    Is there any plugin to edit already uploaded images in blogger .How to rotate a uploaded images in blogger?
    I really haven't heard of Blogger widgets that are anywhere close to Wordpress plugins. If you have a blogger template blog, just shift to Wordpress. It is a 5-minute process. I think we have a tutorial for it right here on CE.

    Ambarish Ganesh
    Pagespeed performance improved from 44 to 65. 😀
    Whoa. That's great. Do keep us informed about your PageSpeed Insights.

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