How to install and configure the EWWW Image Optimizer plugin for WordPress

Web Hosting in Pakistan

This article describes how to install and configure the EWWW Image Optimizer plugin for WordPress. The EWWW Image Optimizer plugin can automatically optimize image files as you upload them to your site, as well as optimize existing images.

By optimizing images, you can help improve your site's performance, use less bandwidth, and use less disk space.

Note: You must install WordPress on your site before you can install EWWW Image Optimizer.


Installing EWWW Image Optimizer

To install the EWWW Image Optimizer plugin, follow these steps:

  1. Log in to your WordPress site as the administrator.
  2. In the left-hand pane, click Plugins.
  3. Click Add New.
  4. In the Search text box, type ewww, and then click Search Plugins.
  5. In the Name column, locate EWWW Image Optimizer, and then click Install Now.
  6. After WordPress finishes installing the plugin, click Activate Plugin.


Configuring EWWW Image Optimizer

After you install the EWWW Image Optimizer plugin, you can configure it. To do this, follow these steps:

  1. Log in to your WordPress site as the administrator.
  2. In the left-hand pane, click Settings, and then click EWWW Image Optimizer. The EWWW Image Optimizer Settings page appears.
  3. Review the settings on the settings page, and then click Save Changes.


Optimizing existing images

By default, the EWWW Image Optimizer plugin optimizes any new images that you upload. You must manually optimize existing images, however. To do this, follow these steps:

  1. Log in to your WordPress site as the administrator.
  2. In the left-hand pane, click Settings, and then click EWWW Image Optimizer. The EWWW Image Optimizer Settings page appears.
  3. Click the Bulk Optimize link.
  4. Use the Choose how long to pause between images slider to select an interval (in seconds) between each image optimization.

    • Five to ten seconds is a reasonable delay interval. If you use a very short interval, site and server performance can be affected. Alternatively, if you have a lot of images to optimize and set a long interval, it will take a long time to optimize all of the images.

  5. Under Optimize Media Library, click Start optimizing. EWWW Image Optimizer provides progress updates as it optimizes images.
  6. To optimize additional image files, such as those in themes and other plugins, click Scan and optimize.
  7. To view which files have been optimized, click Show Optimized Images.

    • To re-optimize your image files, select the Force re-optimize check box, and then click Optimize Again.

 

Was this answer helpful?

 Print this Article

Also Read

How to use Google Analytics with WordPress

This article discusses several ways you can use Google Analytics with a WordPress site. USING...

How to install WordPress using Softaculous

This article describes how to install WordPress using the Softaculous installer in cPanel....

How to install and configure a bbPress forum on WordPress

This article describes how to install and configure a bbPress forum on a WordPress site. With the...

How to Configure Date and Time Settings in WordPress

This article describes how to configure and customize the WordPress date and time settings....

How to Add MailChimp Subscribers from WordPress

You can add subscribers directly to a MailChimp mailing list from WordPress. This article...

Web Hosting in Pakistan

Powered by WHMCompleteSolution