5 Best Image Optimization Plugins to Speed Up Your site

1.WP Smush

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wp smush


Let’s kick off this list with WP Smush Pro from our own stable of premium plugins.

WP Smush Pro lets you compress JPEG, GIF and PNG images individually or in bulk using our dedicated smushing servers.

The free version of this plugin, WP lets you compress images up to 1MB in size, while the pro version smushes images up to 5MB in size.

Both plugins work by stripping meta data from JPEG files, optimizing JPEG compression, converting certain GIFs to indexed PNGs and stripping the un-used colours from indexed images.

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2.EWWW Image Optimizer

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EWWW Image Optimizer


EWWW Image Optimizer automatically and losslessly optimizes your images as you upload them to your site. It can also optimize images that you have previously uploaded.

Another nice feature of this plugin is the ability to convert your images to the file format that produces the smallest image size. It can also optionally apply lossy reductions for PNG images.






3.SEO Friendly Images

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SEO Friendly Images

SEO Friendly Images edits all your images with proper ALT and TITLE attributes to help boost your SEO. If your images don’t have ALT and TITLE already set, this plugins adds them in according to the options you set.

Is it worth using ALT and TITLE attributes? Well, yes. The ALT attribute describes your images to search engines, while TITLE automatically appears in the tooltip when a user hovers over an image.





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Don’t be scared off by Imsanity’s freaky feature image in the WordPress Plugin Repository. This free plugin automatically resizes images to a more “sane” size.

A nice feature of Imsanity is the ability to set a maximum width, height and quality. You can also convert BMP files to JPG so images can be scaled.







5.Lazy Load

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Let’s not leave lazy load plugins off this list. Lazy load doesn’t need configuring because it works out-of-the-box.

It uses jQuery.sonar to only load an image when it’s visible above fold. This plugin is an amalgamation of code written by the VIP team at Automattic, the TechCrunch 2011 Redesign team, and Jake Goldman from WordPress consultancy 10up.




Others Plugins


Name active user Download link
BJ Lazy Load 30,000+ Download
Media File Renamer 10,000+ Download
ShortPixel Image Optimizer 7,000+ Download
CW Image Optimizer 2,000+ Download
Hammy 2,000+ Download