Back in 2017, we made a pretty good comparison of image optimizer plugins and services for WordPress, and we found out that ShortPixel was overall the best. Our analysis required a thorough exploration of the world of image compression for WordPress, and we did exactly that. Besides ShortPixel, we looked at other well-known image optimization tools, such as Imagify, Smush and EWWW Image Optimizer. We know that developing and maintaining the best image optimization plugin to speed up WordPress is a complex undertaking, therefore we believe it’s time to check the scores again to find out, objectively, which are the best image optimization plugins for WordPress in 2021.
Nowadays there are many other products that use a different approach, like taking the images and storing them on a CDN, from where they will be optimized and served. That’s the case of ShortPixel Adaptive Images, Optimole, WP Compress, Flying Images, etc. In this review, we’ll only focus on local optimization, where the images are compresses on your own server.
Continue reading Ultimate 2021 Image Optimization Comparison – Best Image Optimization Plugins For WordPress
Everybody knows that ShortPixel is the leading image compression service, and because of this and WordPress being in more than 40% of all the websites in the world, our plugins ShortPixel Image Optimizer and ShortPixel Adaptive Images are very well known (and don’t forget their cousin Enable Media Replace, recently reaching 500,000 active installations!).
But from time to time we like to release little and very useful features that make use of our awesome compression API. This time we are introducing Archive Optimizer.
Continue reading Archive Optimizer: Upload your images in a ZIP, and download them optimized!
ShortPixel’s mission is to make websites faster by optimizing images, thus improving their overall speed and bandwidth footprint.
We are a 15-person team, spread around the world, working remotely and sharing the same values.
And now we are hiring!
We are looking for a skilled WordPress Plugin Tester to remotely join our team.
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Google Drive, OneDrive, Dropbox, Amazon Drive… There is no shortage of online storage services, otherwise known as Cloud Drive or Cloud Storage. And almost all of them offer a free plan for those people that cannot or don’t want to pay for online storage. Here’s a small list of the most popular storage providers and their free plans:
Continue reading How to stay below 15 GB in your Google Cloud Drive
- Google Drive: 15 GB
- Microsoft OneDrive: 5 GB
- Dropbox: 2 GB
- Amazon Drive: 5 GB
- iCloud: 5 GB
- Box: 10 GB
If you have a WordPress site, using plugins such as Autoptimize or ShortPixel Image Optimizer saved you a lot of hassle in doing that. That’s great, but what’s next?
Meet WebP images – a next-gen image format created by Google, that provides superior lossy and lossless compression compared to JPG, PNG, and GIF formats.
Continue reading How Can WebP Images Speed Up Your WordPress Site