by Adam Preiser updated July 28, 2019

How To Optimize WordPress Images To Make WordPress Faster

It’s always the few extra steps that will produce the greatest dividends. If you want your WordPress website to be smoking fast, then you have to watch this video where I show you all the tricks to image optimization for WordPress.


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How-to Optimize WordPress Images To Make WordPress Faster

What is up crafters? In this video I’m going to reveal the golden nuggets. I’m talking about how to make your website, your WordPress website faster!

And the biggest thing that I see is, when people are uploading their image to their WordPress websites, they are not optimizing them and so what that means is, when someone visits your site, your site will be slower because they’re trying to download this image that has not been optimized.

And I’m going to show you the process that I go through in order to get it as nimble as possible so ominous light over here my eye why work on a Mac

I’m showing you the file browser and here’s some images that I need to upload to my website. now if you look me pull this up your little bits I write it look right here this image right here is what I’m going to work with and you see the size is 1 1/2 MB in size that is way larger than it needs to be so a lot of people they get their image ready and then they used that but you see you end up with large images that slow your website down the Nelson Kercher SCO with Google so it was you could see this resolution so the first step is to change the resolution the size I don’t need the size of my image to be this big I needed to be 700 in with right now it’s 1920 so the first step is to reduce that so here’s how I do it now I’m on a Mac and be different on a PC but I’m sure there’s a free application in there to reduce the size so what I do is open it up in preview on the Mac in then I go here to adjust the size and then this drops down and so I first set my with two 700 and then I click okay and then I close it so right now you can see the difference in size it was 1 1/2 megs and ultimately 300 kB now that still much larger then it needs to be in there still some modifications that can be done to it in this is where my little secret website is it’s called cracking.I/O KRA KE end.I know what this is his service a web-based service that has plans for the also have a free version of it was some limitations but the free version works perfect for me and what this does is it essentially takes your image and compresses it down so that you and innocently do such a good job that you’re not compromising any of the quality of it publishing what I mean when you first go to the website here you can click on try free web interface there are some limitations of this the image that you try to reduce in size can’t be greater than 1 1/2 Mb in size on a 1 Mb in size so that’s one of the limitations of it but outside of that it’s pretty good so there’s two optimization modes there is lossy and lossless lossless will be larger than lossy also what I was due is on leave this on lossy so anyways just drag-and-drop your image right here so remember the images 306 kB I’m going to just drag and drop it right here and then scroll down and it’s going to crack the image and check this out so the original size it says is 298 the Mac calculates sizes of files will differently so that’s why there’s at the discrepancy and then it reduced it to 84 kB know that is huge as a savings of 71% just in processing it through here so I when you click on download this violence can open up a new tab and then you can just kind of drag-and-dro the extra 30 seconds to upload it to their web-based interface so anyways guys there you have it another thought you have an existing website you’re trying to speed up and you want to and there’s a lot of images that made you might want to go with the basic planning keep it for a month in optimize everything in max out the two gigs of image optimizations and then not cancel your plan some real inexpensive way to optimize all of your images so anyways I hope you found this video valuable and limits craft some amazing WordPress websitesjust get this plan for nine dollars a month and then you can actually just uploaded straight into WordPress and they provide a WordPress plug-in that you can install on your WordPress website and it will just automatically optimize everything for you so that’s definitely a nice luxury to have I don’t use it because I’m only making one or two posts per day on my WordPress blog so it doesn’t make any sense I can spendp it so this is how it can crest its and I’m been open in drag over the original and you really can’t notice any difference you get a significant amount of savings in the reduced file size but you don’t notice a difference at all so anyways then on this you can just a right-click and save to your desktop and then that would be the image you would use in your WordPress website the most important thing guys with your website is that it it loads fast Google’s going to treat you more favorably Jurgen a half people that visit your site that stay on your site because it’s fast speed is literally the most important thing with your WordPress website and this is the absolute steps you must follow before you upload any image into WordPress a nice thing that crack and has no I don’t subscribe to it but it’s definitely option you can get one of these plans with them all right so there’s these different plans here this right here is the least expensive it’s nine dollars per month and if you have a very active website and you’re doing lots of uploading you don’t want to take these extra steps to manually do it through the web-based interface.

My passion is making the best quality video tutorial online, for non-techies. When I am not behind the camera, I am usually helping out one of my YouTube subscribers.

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