Why You Should Optimize WordPress by Fixing Your Images First

In 2019, the size of the average mobile webpage is 1.6 MB. Images usually account for about half of the average webpage because they’re so resource-intensive to serve up. If you’ve never taken image optimization seriously and your WordPress site is slow, then you have the most to gain by doing it right. If your …

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The Ultimate Guide to Image Optimization

Images are one of the most important elements on your site and getting them right can be the difference between a popular site that provides an awesome user experience and one that doesn’t get any traffic or conversions. But images are, well, complicated. There’s a lot you need to do to get them perfect so …

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Bulk Photo Editing for WordPress

Is there anything that sucks up creative energy more than tedious repetitive tasks? Editing a memory card full of images for a new site or redesign can take up precious time you can devote to something less boring. In this post I’m going to show you different tools you can use to streamline your image …

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Default WordPress Image Sizes and How to add Custom Sizes

When you upload an image, WordPress does a lot of work behind-the-scenes so you can serve the image to your visitors. You can piggyback on this process and add custom image sizes to save yourself from having to resize images manually. In this post, I’ll explain how and why WordPress creates different image sizes. Then …

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6 Lazy Load Plugins to Make Your WordPress Site Faster

Sites with a ton of images can take forever to load. For every image, that’s another HTTP request, and more time your users have to wait in frustration while pages load slowly. So what’s the solution? Lazy loading. It can significantly speed up image-heavy sites and takes no time at all to enable on your …

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How to Defer Offscreen Images in WordPress With Lazy Loading

One of Google PageSpeed Insights performance suggestions is to defer offscreen images in WordPress with lazy loading. Lazy loading images in WordPress lowers the initial load time and page payload, without sacrificing content. Lazy loading improves your visitor’s experience, by serving only what your visitors need when they need it. It’s way more efficient than …

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The Complete Guide to SEO for Images

Image optimization SEO isn’t what it used to be. Google is no longer like a toddler you can entertain with a picture book with basic words. Oh no, we’re dealing with a sophisticated teenager, who not only wants a deeper meaning but also to experience the thrill of speed. And your photos better be, like, …

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How to Make Retina-Ready Images That Don’t Slow Down WordPress

The images on my site looked decent and loaded quickly. I thought that was enough. Then I invested some time in making them Retina-ready and WOWZA, the upgraded photos looked phe-nom-e-nal! Now there’s no way I can go back. Retina devices have more pixels per inch, so they require high-resolution images to fill in those …

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How to Serve Images in Next-Gen Formats with WordPress

Just when everyone thought WebP images were done, they came back in a big way. WebP images are smack in the middle of their comeback story, now that Firefox and Microsoft Edge have recently started supporting WebP images. What is WebP? It’s is the best image format that no one has heard of, but that’s …

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How to Serve Images in Next-Gen Formats in WordPress

Just when everyone thought WebP images were done, they came back in a big way. WebP images are smack in the middle of their comeback story, now that Firefox and Microsoft Edge have recently started supporting WebP images. What is WebP? It’s is the best image format that no one has heard of, but that’s …

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