Barış Ünver is the man behind Optimocha, a “speed optimization service” for websites powered by WordPress. Read this interview and find out some great tips about how to speed-up your site.
WordPress is a fantastic platform for those of us who like to run a blog don’t want to invest too much time or money in building a website from scratch. Within a just few minutes, anyone can build a website with the famous 5-minute WP installation. What’s next?
There are many things that you should consider and that you should know if you are in the process of optimizing your website.
Compress and resize your images is what Google PageSpeed Insights tell you so often. ShortPixel takes care of the compression part, but you need to solve the proper scaling issue by yourself.
This is not always as easy as it sounds, so we thought that you might need a little help. Here are three tips for resizing images for Google PageSpeed Insights.
If you create or maintain other people’s websites, you will be happy to find that we built a feature to help you deal with the image optimization for your clients.
Now, you can easily create subaccounts for your customers. The new ShortPixel section lets you:
1. Generate API keys for your clients.
2. Set you clients quota.
3. Check how many credits are left in your main account.
Important: this tool works only for one-time credits!
Short answer: Because you really don’t need to.
Our artificial intelligence compression algorithms compare each and every optimized image with the original and make sure that they are looking good for a human visitor. Moreover, we have three sets of algorithms for three different user cases: Lossy for most of the sites, Glossy for photographers, and Lossless for those rare situations when you cannot lose a pixel.
If you are used with offline tools like Adobe Photoshop, you could expect to find similar settings in our plugin menu. Or in our online image optimization tool for that matter. That’s why we are asked from time to time if there is a way to set the compression ratio.
ShortPixel Resize Images feature can reduce your hosting storage by changing the sizes of your uploaded pictures. Each time you add an image WordPress automatically generates a number of thumbnails which are deployed in your webpages. Your original pictures are rarely shown to your visitors, but they take a lot of your hosting space.
Here is how our Resize Image function works. Continue reading How to resize large images with ShortPixel
ShortPixel helps non-profit initiatives with their image optimization needs. We built our business on a lot of work, but we also got a lot of support, ideas and resources from the community. And we want to give something in return. Continue reading ShortPixel Free Image Optimization for Non-profits
We are often asked how ShortPixel plugin works. That’s why we decided to write this small article to explain how our service handles your images. Continue reading How ShortPixel plugin works
Image compression is fundamental for any website, but this is especially true for e-commerce websites. Over 3 million sites are built with WooCommerce platform, the competition is fierce, and any weakness could kill a business.