Smush.it is a must have WordPress plugin. This plugin compresses the uploaded WordPress images without degrading the quality. Learn how to use this plugin, and how you can use it for compressing all your old images.
Harsh from Shoutmeloud and today I have a very interesting plugin to share with you and the plugin name is ‘Smush it’. So basically it’s a service by Yahoo that lets us compress images without losing quality. Now we all know that it’s very important for us to make our website load faster and adding images is one of the important points to make our blog post looks very beautiful. So what this plugin do is, whenever we are uploading an image, it compresses the size of the image without degrading the quality. So let me quickly show you how this plugin works.
So here you can see I have post images on my media library but they are not compressed, so what I will be doing? I will be installing this plugin. So I will quickly install this plugin and I will show you how this plugin works. The best part; even if you have not used it before, you can use this plugin to compress all your previous images. So that will obviously make your website load more faster. So once this plugin is installed, I will simply reload my media library page and that’s it.
So I will just select this two images, select the option of ‘Bulk Smush it’ and ‘Apply’. So it will take few seconds. There are few restrictions that it does not smush images which are of more than 1mb because Yahoo server does not allow that, so once that is done, you can see that images are reduced by 6.3kb and here 1.5kb. It may not look much to you but if you consider that you have thousand visitors and every time it saves that much of bandwidth for you and plus your readers, it’s a lot.
So basically, you can do the same for all the images. You can go to ‘Bulk Smush it’ and start smushing all your images and the best part; when you have installed this plugin and you are uploading a new image, it smushes the image in real time, so you don’t have to worry about smushing it manually all the time. So only for the first time when you are installing this plugin, just run this, ‘Run all my images through WP Smush it right now’ and it will compress all the images. So this is one must have plugin for your blog and for more such plugins, check out the link in the description. Thank you for watching, this is Harsh from Shoutmeloud.