EWWW Image Optimizer

Descripción

The EWWW Image Optimizer will increase your page speeds by way of image optimization. Increased page speeds can result in better search engine rankings, and will also improve conversion rates (increased sales and signups). It will also save you storage space and bandwidth. While EWWW I.O. will automatically optimize new images that you upload, it can also optimize all the images that you have already uploaded, and optionally convert your images to the best file format. You can choose pixel perfect compression or high compression options that are visually lossless.

EWWW I.O. will optimize images uploaded and created by any plugin, and features special integrations with many popular plugins, detailed below.

Why use EWWW Image Optimizer?

  1. No Speed Limits and unlimited file size. Using automatic Background Optimization and optional Parallel Optimization, get rid of upload delays and get back to doing what you love.
  2. Smooth Handling with pixel-perfect optimization using industry-leading tools and progressive rendering.
  3. High Torque as we bring you the best compression/quality ratio available with our lossy options for JPG, PNG, and PDF files.
  4. Adaptive Steering with intelligent conversion options to get the right image format for the job (JPG, PNG, or GIF).
  5. Free Parking The core plugin is free and always will be. Additionally, if you choose the API, you never pay for an image we can’t compress, you are never billed for a month you do not use the API, and pre-paid credits never expire. Plus, get WebP image generation at no extra cost: any JPG or PNG can be converted to Google’s next-generation image format.
  6. Comprehensive Coverage: no image gets left behind, optimize everything on your site, beyond just the WordPress Media Library.
  7. Safety First: all communications are secured with top SSL encryption.
  8. Roadside Assistance: top-notch support is in our DNA. While API customers get top priority, we answer every single support question with care.
  9. Pack a Spare: free image backups store your original images for 30 days.

Images can be optimized using tools on your own server for free (jpegtran, optipng, pngout, pngquant, gifsicle, cwebp), or can be optimized via specialized servers that utilize the best tools available in lossless or lossy mode. Our lossy compression uses unique algorithms to gain maximum compression while remaining visually lossless. Your images can even be converted to the most suitable file format using the appropriate options. Using the EWWW I.O. API will allow the plugin to work on any hosting platform, and can also be desirable if you cannot, or do not want to use the exec() function on your server, or prefer to offload the resource demands of optimization.

If you need a version of this plugin for API use only, see EWWW Image Optimizer Cloud. It is much more compact as it does not contain any binaries or any mention of the exec() function.

Support

If you need assistance using the plugin, please visit our Support Page. The forums are community supported only.
The EWWW Image Optimizer is developed at https://github.com/nosilver4u/ewww-image-optimizer

Bulk Optimize

Optimize all your images from a single page using the Bulk Scanner. This includes the Media Library, your theme, and a handful of pre-configured folders (see Optimize Everything Else below). Officially supported galleries (GRAND FlaGallery, NextCellent and NextGEN) have their own Bulk Optimize pages.

Optimize Everything Else

Configure any folder within your WordPress folder to be optimized. The Bulk Scan under Media->Bulk Optimize will optimize theme images, BuddyPress avatars, BuddyPress Activity Plus images, Meta Slider slides, WP Symposium Pro avatars, GD bbPress attachments, Grand Media Galleries, and any user-specified folders. Additionally, this tool can run on an hourly basis via wp_cron to keep newly uploaded images optimized. Scheduled optimization should not be used for any plugin that uses the built-in WordPress image functions.

Skips Previously Optimized Images

All optimized images are stored in the database so that the plugin does not attempt to re-optimize them unless they are modified. On the Bulk Optimize page you can view a list of already optimized images. You may also remove individual images from the list, or use the Force optimize option to override the default behavior. The re-optimize links on the Media Library page also force the plugin to ignore the previous optimization status of images.

WP Image Editor

All images created by the built-in WP_Image_Editor class will be automatically optimized. Current implementations are GD, Imagick, and Gmagick. Images optimized via this class include Animated GIF Resize, BuddyPress Activity Plus (thumbs), Easy Watermark, Hammy, Imsanity, MediaPress, Meta Slider, MyArcadePlugin, OTF Regenerate Thumbnails, Regenerate Thumbnails, Simple Image Sizes, WP Retina 2x, WP RSS Aggregator and probably countless others. If you are not sure if a plugin uses WP_Image_Editor, just ask.

WebP Images

Can generate WebP versions of your images, and enables you to serve even smaller images to supported browsers. Several methods are available for serving WebP images, including Apache-compatible rewrite rules and our Alternative WebP Rewriting option compatible with caches and CDNs. Also works with the WebP option in the Cache Enabler plugin from KeyCDN.

WP-CLI

Allows you to run all Bulk Optimization processes from your command line, instead of the web interface. It is much faster, and allows you to do things like run it in ‘screen’ or via regular cron (instead of wp-cron, which can be unpredictable on low-traffic sites). Install WP-CLI from wp-cli.org, and run ‘wp-cli.phar help ewwwio optimize’ for more information or see the Docs.

FooGallery

All images uploaded and cached by FooGallery are automatically optimized. Previous uploads can be optimized by running the Media Library Bulk Optimize. Previously cached images can be optimized by entering the wp-content/uploads/cache/ folder under Folders to Optimize and running a Scan & Optimize from the Bulk Optimize page.

NextGEN Gallery

Features optimization on upload capability, re-optimization, and bulk optimizing. The NextGEN Bulk Optimize function is located near the bottom of the NextGEN menu, and will optimize all images in all galleries. It is also possible to optimize groups of images in a gallery, or multiple galleries at once.

NextCellent Gallery

Features all the same capability as NextGEN, and is the continuation of legacy (1.9.x) NextGEN support.

GRAND Flash Album Gallery

Features optimization on upload capability, re-optimization, and bulk optimizing. The Bulk Optimize function is located near the bottom of the FlAGallery menu, and will optimize all images in all galleries. It is also possible to optimize groups of images in a gallery, or multiple galleries at once.

Image Store

Uploads are automatically optimized. Look for Optimize under the Image Store (Galleries) menu to see status of optimization and for re-optimization and bulk-optimization options. Using the Bulk Optimization tool under Media Library automatically includes all Image Store uploads.

CDN Support

Uploads to Amazon S3, Azure Storage, Cloudinary, and DreamSpeed CDN are optimized. All pull mode CDNs like Cloudflare, KeyCDN, MaxCDN, and Sucuri CloudProxy are also supported.

WPML Compatible

Tested regularly to ensure compatibility with multilingual sites. Learn more at https://wpml.org/plugin/ewww-image-optimizer/

Traducciones

Huge thanks to all our translators! See the full list here: https://translate.wordpress.org/projects/wp-plugins/ewww-image-optimizer/contributors

If you would like to help translate this plugin (new or existing translations), you can do so here: https://translate.wordpress.org/projects/wp-plugins/ewww-image-optimizer
To receive updates when new strings are available for translation, you can signup here: https://ewww.io/register/

Contacto y créditos

Written by Shane Bishop. Based upon CW Image Optimizer, which was written by Jacob Allred at Corban Works, LLC. CW Image Optimizer was based on WP Smush.it. Jpegtran is the work of the Independent JPEG Group. PEL is the work of Martin Geisler, Lars Olesen, and Erik Oskam.

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Capturas

  • Página de ajustes del plugin.
  • Additional optimize column added to media listing. You can see your savings, manually optimize individual images, and restore originals (converted only).
  • Bulk optimization page. You can optimize all your images at once and resume a previous bulk optimization. This is very useful for existing blogs that have lots of images.

Instalación

  1. Upload the “ewww-image-optimizer” plugin to your /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  2. Activa el plugin desde el menú ‘Plugins’ de WordPress.
  3. Ensure jpegtran, optipng, pngout and gifsicle are installed on your Linux server (basic installation instructions are below if they are not). You will receive a warning when you activate the plugin if they are not present. This message will go away once you have them installed.
  4. The plugin will attempt to install jpegtran, optipng, and gifsicle automatically for you. This requires that the wp-content folder is writable by the user running the web server.
  5. If the automatic install did not work, find the appropriate binaries for your system in the ewww-image-optimizer plugin folder, copy them to wp-content/ewww/ and remove the OS “tag” (like -linux or -fbsd). No renaming is necessary on Windows, just copy the .exe files to the wp-content/ewww folder. IMPORTANT: Do not symlink or modify the binaries in any way, or they will not pass the security checks. If you transfer files via FTP, be sure to transfer in binary mode, not ascii or text.
  6. If the binaries don’t run locally, you can sign up for the EWWW IO cloud service to run them via our optimization servers: https://ewww.io/plans/
  7. Recommended Visit the settings page to enable/disable specific tools and turn on advanced optimization features.
  8. Done!

If these steps do not work, additional documentation is available at http://docs.ewww.io. If you need further assistance using the plugin, please visit our Support Page. The forums are community supported only.

Webhosts

In general, these lists only apply to shared hosting services. If the providers below have VPS or dedicated server options, those will likely work just fine. If you have any contributions or corrections to these lists, please contact me via the form at https://ewww.io

Webhosts where things work (mostly) out of the box:

Webhosts where the plugin will only work in cloud mode or only some tools are installed locally:

  • Cloudways
  • Flywheel
  • Gandi
  • Hostwinds
  • ipage (solo JPG)
  • ipower
  • one.com – may not even work in cloud mode
  • WP Engine – use EWWW Image Optimizer Cloud fork: https://wordpress.org/plugins/ewww-image-optimizer-cloud/

Preguntas frecuentes

Installation Instructions
  1. Upload the “ewww-image-optimizer” plugin to your /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  2. Activa el plugin desde el menú ‘Plugins’ de WordPress.
  3. Ensure jpegtran, optipng, pngout and gifsicle are installed on your Linux server (basic installation instructions are below if they are not). You will receive a warning when you activate the plugin if they are not present. This message will go away once you have them installed.
  4. The plugin will attempt to install jpegtran, optipng, and gifsicle automatically for you. This requires that the wp-content folder is writable by the user running the web server.
  5. If the automatic install did not work, find the appropriate binaries for your system in the ewww-image-optimizer plugin folder, copy them to wp-content/ewww/ and remove the OS “tag” (like -linux or -fbsd). No renaming is necessary on Windows, just copy the .exe files to the wp-content/ewww folder. IMPORTANT: Do not symlink or modify the binaries in any way, or they will not pass the security checks. If you transfer files via FTP, be sure to transfer in binary mode, not ascii or text.
  6. If the binaries don’t run locally, you can sign up for the EWWW IO cloud service to run them via our optimization servers: https://ewww.io/plans/
  7. Recommended Visit the settings page to enable/disable specific tools and turn on advanced optimization features.
  8. Done!

If these steps do not work, additional documentation is available at http://docs.ewww.io. If you need further assistance using the plugin, please visit our Support Page. The forums are community supported only.

Webhosts

In general, these lists only apply to shared hosting services. If the providers below have VPS or dedicated server options, those will likely work just fine. If you have any contributions or corrections to these lists, please contact me via the form at https://ewww.io

Webhosts where things work (mostly) out of the box:

Webhosts where the plugin will only work in cloud mode or only some tools are installed locally:

  • Cloudways
  • Flywheel
  • Gandi
  • Hostwinds
  • ipage (solo JPG)
  • ipower
  • one.com – may not even work in cloud mode
  • WP Engine – use EWWW Image Optimizer Cloud fork: https://wordpress.org/plugins/ewww-image-optimizer-cloud/
Google Pagespeed says my images need compressing or resizing, but I already optimized all my images. What do I do?

Try this for starters: http://docs.ewww.io/article/5-pagespeed-says-my-images-need-more-work

The plugin complains that I’m missing something, what do I do?

This article will walk you through installing the required tools (and the alternatives if installation does not work): http://docs.ewww.io/article/6-the-plugin-says-i-m-missing-something

Does the plugin replace existing images?

Yes, but only if the optimized version is smaller. The plugin should NEVER create a larger image.

Can I resize my images with this plugin?

Yes, you can, set it up on the Advanced tab.

Can I lower the compression setting for JPGs to save more space?

The lossy JPG optimization using TinyJPG and JPEGmini will determine the ideal quality setting and give you the best results, but you can also adjust the default quality for conversion and resizing. More information: http://docs.ewww.io/article/12-jpq-quality-and-wordpress

The bulk optimizer doesn’t seem to be working, what can I do?

If it doesn’t seem to work at all, check for javascript problems using the developer console in Firefox or Chrome. If it is not working just on some images, you may need to increase the setting max_execution_time in your php.ini file. There are also other timeouts with Apache, and possibly other limitations of your webhost. If you’ve tried everything else, the last thing to look for is large PNG files. In my tests on a shared hosting setup, “large” is anything over 300 KB. You can first try decreasing the PNG optimization level in the settings. If that doesn’t work, perhaps you ought to convert that PNG to JPG or set a max PNG optimization size. Screenshots are often done as PNG files, but that is a poor choice for anything with photographic elements.

What are the supported operating systems?

I’ve tested it on Windows (with Apache), Linux, Mac OSX, FreeBSD 9, and Solaris (v10). The cloud API will work on any OS.

How are JPGs optimized?

Lossless optimization is done with the command jpegtran -copy all -optimize -progressive -outfile optimized-file original-file. Optionally, the -copy switch gets the ‘none’ parameter if you choose to strip metadata from your JPGs on the options page. Lossy optimization is done using the outstanding TinyJPG and JPEGmini utilities.

How are PNGs optimized?

There are three parts (and all are optional). First, using the command pngquant original-file, then using the commands pngout-static -s2 original-file and optipng -o2 original-file. You can adjust the optimization levels for both tools on the settings page. Optipng is an automated derivative of pngcrush, which is another widely used png optimization utility. EWWW I.O. Cloud uses TinyPNG for 10% better lossy compression than standalone pngquant.

How are GIFs optimized?

Using the command gifsicle -b -O3 –careful original file. This is particularly useful for animated GIFs, and can also streamline your color palette. That said, if your GIF is not animated, you should strongly consider converting it to a PNG. PNG files are almost always smaller, they just don’t do animations. The following command would do this for you on a Linux system with imagemagick: convert somefile.gif somefile.png

I want to know more about image optimization, and why you chose these options/tools.

That’s not a question, but since I made it up, I’ll answer it. See these resources:
https://developers.google.com/speed/docs/insights/OptimizeImages
http://developer.yahoo.com/performance/rules.html#opt_images

Pngout, TinyJPG/TinyPNG, JPEGmini, and Pngquant were recommended by EWWW IO users. Pngout (usually) optimizes better than Optipng, and best when they are used together. TinyJPG is the best lossy compression tool that I have found for JPG images. Pngquant is an excellent lossy optimizer for PNGs, and is one of the tools used by TinyPNG.

Reseñas

Love how simple EWWW works

I love the simplicity of the plugin. You enter the settings of how strong the compression should be and from there it all goes automatically. You can easily choose one image to be re-optimised or go for the bulk option.

I especially like that you can buy a bundle of credits for images to optimise. That way you don’t lose money if you don’t have any images to optimise for some time.

Go Pro! Totally worth it!

I started out using the free version of EWWW Image Optimizer after trying *all* of the other image optimizer tools out there. I have to say, from first hand experience, that EWWW Image Optimizer is the best optimizer out there. I make this claim based on performance, features, and overall usability.

I run a small website design business and I love the flexibility that purchasing credits gives me. Where I can use credits against many different sites.

Shane is very responsive to emails and I feel that I’m well supported (even though I don’t often need any help). It’s really good to know he is there just in case!

All in all I really appreciate the time and effort that has been put into this plugin and will continue to use the paid version on all of the sites I host.

Thank you!!!

Awesome Optimizer

It optimizes my uploaded images and all its variations. Google likes that and it saves me a lot of time (and traffic). 🙂 Great plugin! Thank you very much!

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Registro de cambios

  • Thank you to everyone who donated for a new Macbook, new binaries are here!
  • Feature requests can be submitted via https://ewww.io/contact-us/ and commented on here: https://trello.com/b/Fp81dWof/ewww-image-optimizer
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3.5.1

  • added: optional help beacons on bulk and settings pages
  • added: disable deferring of WP Offload S3 uploads with EWWW_IMAGE_OPTIMIZER_NO_DEFER_S3
  • added: override use of wp_add_inline_script with non-standard jQuery by defining EWWW_IMAGE_OPTIMIZER_WEBP_INLINE_FALLBACK
  • fixed: javascript for bulk optimizers in NextGEN, NextCellent and FlaGallery

3.5.0

  • added: compatibility with S3 Uploads by Human Made
  • added: MediaPress uploads fully optimized on upload
  • changed: WebP .htaccess rewrite rule verifier more flexible
  • changed: WebP .htaccess rewrite rules allow appending type=original to access non-WebP image
  • changed: if an image is too small for resizing, but the dimensions in the metadata are incorrect, it will attempt to update them
  • fixed: fatal error if image metadata cannot be read by PEL
  • fixed: WebP .htaccess rewrite rules work better on LiteSpeed
  • fixed: WP Symposium integration using old options, scanner now includes avatars folder by default

3.4.1

  • added: move the Alt WebP script to an external resource by defining EWWW_IMAGE_OPTIMIZER_WEBP_EXTERNAL_SCRIPT
  • changed: API keys are partially revealed, for easier verification
  • changed: API key no longer uses password field to avoid problems with auto-fill
  • changed: API key activation raises JPG and PNG to lossy and enables backups
  • fixed: bulk delay setting not carried over to bulk optimizer
  • fixed: WP Offload S3 uploads images prior to background optimization, resulting in a second upload afterwards
  • fixed: single-site settings override not saving in certain cases on multisite
  • fixed: AMP pages are broken when Alt WebP is enabled with old versions of libxml (less than 2.8.0)
  • removed: unnecessary call to WP Offload S3 update function after optimization

3.4.0

  • added: optional usage tracking
  • added: close sessions even earlier in background/async handling to prevent lock-ups
  • added: multisite option to network activate and allow individual site configuration
  • changed: disabling resizes must be done on individual sites even when network activated
  • changed: PNG files with empty alpha channels can be converted to JPG without setting a background/fill color
  • fixed: webp migration script sending wrong nonce variable
  • fixed: wp-cli help text was not being parsed properly
  • updated: bundled cwebp to version 0.6.0
  • updated: bundled pngquant to version 2.9.1 (2.8.1 for Windows)
  • deprecated: cwebp will not be updated for Mac OS X 10.9 past 0.5.1
  • obsoleted: FreeBSD 9 and CentOS 5 are “End of Life” and will no longer be tested

Earlier versions

Please refer to the separate changelog.txt file.