Ultimate 2021 Image Optimization comparison – ShortPixel vs Smush vs EWWW vs Imagify vs Other Image Optimization WordPress plugins

Back in 2017 we made a pretty good comparison of image optimizer plugins or services for WordPress, and we found out that ShortPixel was overall the best. Our analysis required a thorough exploration of the world of image compression for WordPress, and we did exactly that. Besides ShortPixel, we looked at other well-known image optimization tools, such as Imagify, Smush and EWWW Image Optimizer. We know that developing and maintaining the best image optimization plugin to speed up WordPress is a complex undertaking, therefore we believe it’s time to check the scores again to find out, objectively, what plugin or service is the best for your images.

Nowadays there are many other products that use a different approach, like taking the images and storing them on a CDN, from where they will be optimized and served. That’s the case of ShortPixel Adaptive Images, Optimole, WP Compress, Flying Images, etc. In this review, we’ll only focus on local optimization, where the images are compresses on your own server.

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Archive Optimizer: Upload your images in a ZIP, and download them optimized!

Everybody knows that ShortPixel is the leading image compression service, and because of this and WordPress being in more than 40% of all the websites in the world, our plugins ShortPixel Image Optimizer and ShortPixel Adaptive Images are very well known (and don’t forget their cousin Enable Media Replace, recently reaching 500,000 active installations!).

But from time to time we like to release little and very useful features that make use of our awesome compression API. This time we are introducing Archive Optimizer.

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How to stay below 15 GB in your Google Cloud Drive

Google Drive, OneDrive, Dropbox, Amazon Drive… There is no shortage of online storage services, otherwise known as Cloud Drive or Cloud Storage. And almost all of them offer a free plan for those people that cannot or don’t want to pay for online storage. Here’s a small list of the most popular storage providers and their free plans:

  • Google Drive: 15 GB
  • Microsoft OneDrive: 5 GB
  • Dropbox: 2 GB
  • Amazon Drive: 5 GB
  • iCloud: 5 GB
  • Box: 10 GB
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How WebP images can speed up your (WordPress) site

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So you’ve been a brave admin of your website, minified and compacted the JavaScript and CSS, optimized all your images in order to make them as light as possible, and took proper care to have properly sized images or thumbnails loaded everywhere. If you have a WordPress site, using some plugins like Autoptimize or ShortPixel Image Optimizer saved you a lot of hassle in doing that. Now that’s great but what can you do next?

Enter WebP – a modern image format created by Google, that provides superior lossless and lossy compression for images on the web. Continue reading How WebP images can speed up your (WordPress) site