When your websites load faster the visitor to your website will be happy and Google will also be happy. There are many ways to speed up your word press site. Upgrading to a faster server, good layout using fast loading Themes, using a CDN are all great steps.
But one of the easiest and cheapest ways is to reduce the size of the images that are displayed on your site and make your website pages download much quicker without any quality loss.
How to do this? without any visually detectable quality loss? How to optimize images? How does it work? The solution is by using Short Pixel.
ShortPixel makes your website load faster by rescaling and compressing images, optimized images mean better page speed, good user experience, better Google PageRank which is good for SEO.
ShortPixel supports JPG, PNG, GIF & PDF files.
Maximum 10MB files can be optimized.
Plans and pricing:
The WordPress Plugin is FREE, but the plugin will not work without connecting to the ShortPixel cloud Service using API key. There is a FREE Plan for the cloud service but is limited to 100 images per month. To process more than 100 images a month you’ll need to buy.
The FREE WordPress Plugin is available here. Once it is activated, you enter API license key in the plugin’s settings panel. The Plugin works with your existing media library. So you just upload & manage images as usual. there is no need to use a special uploader plugin.
To install on a multisite network, the first network activates it. Then you’ll need to activate individually for each site. A single API can be used across multiple sites, but you’ll need to enter the API key individually in the settings for each site.
Overall, I’ve found ShortPixel to perform well. The optimization results are in the expected range according to the settings used, and I’ve not run into any glitches in the processing. In sum, it’s easy to use and effective, Less bandwidth usage, Quick backups, Better search ranking, Super fast websites, Batch image optimization, WordPress plug-in, Image quality is preserved & Powerful algorithms.