How to Optimize Your Images with WP Optimize By xTraffic

Posted OnMar 22, 2015     CategoryPlugins     CommentsNo comment

The third step of the guide to the WP Optimize by xTraffic WordPress plugin will take you through the process of optimizing the images of your website for faster page load times.

Step 1) Login to the WordPress Dashboard.

Step 2) From the Dashboard, click on WP Optimise >> Optimise Images from the left-hand sidebar.


Step 3) The Images Lazy load will add an image directly to your post or page. You can enable this for your front page (including Home, category, tag, date and author pages) too. From here, you can set a min and max image size limit, and enable watermarking for your images.


Step 4) Optimising your image quality will ensure that your images look the best they can be on your site. To keep your images smaller in file size, you can alter the quality to 80-90%, so that the quality is still there but less space is used.


Step 5) Your can enter a new image filename into the box provided if you wish to change the name of your special tags. Leave blank to use the default.


Step 6) The performance section is for safeguarding against any issues with overloading servers or configuration changes. This section will ensure that the plugin will look after your image files.


Step 7) On the right-hand side, a Preview of the Processed image will be shown, with example URL, size and quality. You can get rid of the example by clicking the Show/Hide button.


Step 8) The Optimise Alt/Title section is used to give your images any extra kick in optimisation, by adding relevant alt. text to images uploaded onto your site. Read the example provided at the bottom for a great example of how this works.


The next step of the guide will focus on How to Increase WordPress Performance with WP Optimize.


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