Images to WebP

Descripción

Statistics say that WebP format can save over a half of the page weight without losing images quality.
Convert PNG, JPG and GIF images to WebP and speed up your web, save visitors download data, make your Google ranking better.

  • automated test after plugin activation to make sure it will work on your server
  • works with all types of WordPress installations: domain, subdomain, subdirectory, multisite/network
  • works on Apache and NGiNX
  • image URL will be not changed so it works everywhere, in <img> src, srcset, <picture>, even in CSS backgrounds and there is no problem with cache
  • original files will be not touched
  • set quality of converted images
  • auto convert on upload
  • only convert image if WebP filesize is lower than original image filesize
  • bulk convert existing images inside /wp-content/ folders to WebP ( you can choose folders )
  • bulk convert only missing images

Hooks for developers

itw_extensions

Maybe you want to support also less famous JPEG extension like jpe, jfif or jif

add_filter( 'itw_extensions', 'extra_itw_extensions', 10, 1 );
function extra_itw_extensions( $extensions ){
    $extensions[] = 'jpe';
    $extensions[] = 'jfif';
    $extensions[] = 'jif';
    return $extensions;
}

itw_sizes

Maybe you want to disable WebP for thumbnails

add_filter( 'itw_sizes', 'disable_itw_sizes', 10, 2 );
function disable_itw_sizes( $sizes, $attachmentId ){
    unset( $sizes['thumbnail'] );
    return $sizes;
}

itw_htaccess

Maybe you want to modify htaccess rules somehow

add_filter( 'itw_htaccess', 'modify_itw_htaccess', 10, 2 );
function modify_itw_htaccess( $rewrite_rules ){
    // do some magic here
    return $rewrite_rules;
}

iwt_disabled_folders

Maybe you want to disable/enable some other folders for bulk convert

add_filter( 'iwt_disabled_folders', 'modify_iwt_disabled_folders', 10, 1 );
function modify_iwt_disabled_folders( $disabled ){
    // do some magic here
    return $disabled;
}

$images_to_webp->convert_image()

Maybe you want to automatically generate WebP for other plugins like Fly Dynamic Image Resizer

add_action( 'fly_image_created', 'fly_images_to_webp', 10, 2 );
function fly_images_to_webp( $attachment_id, $fly_file_path ){
    global $images_to_webp;
    $images_to_webp->convert_image( $fly_file_path );
}

Capturas

Instalación

  1. Upload images-to-webp directory to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress

FAQ

Plugin requirements

It should work almost everywhere 😉
PHP 5.6 or higher
GD or Imagick extension with WebP support
Enabled serve modules: mod_mime, mod_rewrite

WebP images stored location

WebP images are generated in same directory as original image. Example:
original img: /wp-content/uploads/2019/11/car.png
webp version: /wp-content/uploads/2019/11/car.png.webp

How to check if plugin works?

When you have installed plugin and converted all images, follow these steps:

  1. Run Google Chrome and enable Dev Tools (F12).
  2. Go to the Network tab click on Disable cache and select filtering for Img (Images).
  3. Refresh your website page.
  4. Check list of loaded images. Note Type column.
  5. If value of webp is there, then everything works fine.
Apache .htaccess

Plugin should automatically update your .htaccess with needed rules.
In case it’s not possible to write them automatically, screen with instructions will appear.
Anyway, here is how it should look like:

<IfModule mod_mime.c>
    AddType image/webp .webp
</IfModule>

<IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
    RewriteEngine On 
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_ACCEPT} image/webp 
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} "/wp-content/" 
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} "\.(jpg|jpeg|png|gif)$" 
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME}\.webp -f 
    RewriteRule ^(.+)$ $1\.webp [NC,T=image/webp,E=webp,L] 
</IfModule>
NGiNX config

After you activate plugin, screen with instructions will appear.
Anyway, here is how it should look like:

map $http_accept $webp_suffix {
    default "";
    "~*webp" ".webp";
}

location ~* ^/wp-content/.+\.(png|gif|jpe?g)$ {
    add_header Vary Accept;
    try_files $uri$webp_suffix $uri =404;
}

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Registro de cambios

1.4

  • new test method

1.3

  • fixed text domain for translations

1.2

  • added instructions for NGiNX

1.1

  • make it works in multisite and subdirectory installs

1.0

  • First version