We frequently recommend our users to clear cache if their site doesn’t serve the actual optimized images. Here is a short guide for flushing your cache. Find what cache is, when you need to purge it, and how to do this in the most common situations.
Modula and ShortPixel are happy to announce a new partnership to take your WordPress images to a whole new level!
You probably already use ShortPixel to optimize the images you display on your WordPress site. Now, take advantage of a special deal to display those optimized images in stylish galleries.
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.
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.
ShortPixel 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.
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.
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