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ShortPixel: How to exclude images and folders from optimization

Buried deep into our plugin advanced settings, lies a special feature: Exclude patterns. As you can guess, it allows our users to specify which files or folders are omitted from the optimization.

Using this feature is not as intuitive as we wanted to be, that’s why we wrote this article. Read further to find a few examples of how to use this feature.

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The Complete Guide to Image Compression: How to Reduce Image Sizes for Faster Sites

Smooth. Sleek. Efficient. It’s a great feeling to trim the fat, whether you’re outlining your work schedule or simply cleaning your home. But when it comes to your site, removing excess isn’t just for your benefit, it’s best for your visitors and customers as well. Digital image compression, and data compression in general, makes your site run faster with less data to load. That means trimming the fat is better for business.

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We now know website speed directly affects both the site’s quality and the user experience (UX), but did you know the Google algorithm also factors in speed when ranking search page results? The significance of site speed only increases as modern users come to expect faster and faster sites, but luckily tech breakthroughs are keeping pace to meet those expectations, namely image compression.

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A Short guide to ShortPixel image optimization service and tools

guide shortpixelShortPixel is an friendly and fun way to compress your images, but we want to make it even more easier for you. That’s why we wrote this short guide so you could start optimizing right away.

You need just an API key, and one of our image optimization tools: the WP plugin, the API tools or the online image compressor.

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Resize image tips for Google PageSpeed Insights

 Screenshot Google PageSpeed Insights
Screenshot Google PageSpeed Insights

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.

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ShortPixel image optimization subaccounts for design agencies and consultants

ShortPixel subaccounts


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!

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