February 4, 2019
February 4, 2019
If you are using WordPress and want to improve your website performance then one of the easiest ways is to optimize your images. You can scale your images manually and it is covered by this tutorial. You can further optimize your images and scale them automatically by using a WP Smush plugin.
Before you begin this guide you’ll need the following:
Firstly access your WordPress admin dashboard and go to Plugins > Add New section.
You will be forwarded to a plugin installation window.
When the plugin is installed installation button will be changed to Activate.
Click Activate for Smush plugin to be activated. Upon successful activation, you will be forwarded to the Smush plugin page.
More detailed tutorial on how to install WordPress plugins can be found here.
Once you are in the Smush plugin page you can change its settings.
To save the changes you have made click Update Settings button at the bottom. Smush plugin will check all your current images and optimize them. Once this is done you will receive a confirmation message stating that all images are smushed and up to date .
That’s it, your Smush plugin is now configured and all images you have uploaded and will upload in the future will be automatically optimized. If you want to check how much space was saved by this plugin you can enter any uploaded image and expand Smush Stats option.
After following this tutorial you learned how to improve WordPress performance by optimizing images. It helped to reduce image disk usage and improve overall website performance by decreasing WordPress page loading time.