Tiny Compress Images WordPress Plugin Guide: Speed Up Your Website

Posted OnApr 19, 2015     CategoryPlugins     CommentsNo comment

Hello and welcome to our guide to the Tiny Compress Images WordPress plugin, which is a superb plugin used to compress the sizes of your media images to the smallest possible file size, in order to speed up your website.

Step 1) Login to the WordPress Dashboard.

Step 2) On the Dashboard of your website, scroll down the left-hand sidebar and click on Plugins


Step 3) From the Installed Plugins page, click on Add New at the top of the page. Alternatively, click on Add New from the dropdown menu under Plugins on the sidebar.


Step 4) On the Add Plugins page, type in the name of your plugin in the search box on the right hand side, at the top of the page.


Step 5) From the Search Results page, scroll down to your chosen plugin and click the button marked Install Now. If you would like to learn more about your plugin, click the blue link marked More Details


Step 6) The plugin is now installed and unpacked into your website. The last thing to do now is click Activate Plugin


Step 7) Once activated, you will be redirected to the Installed Plugins page. From here, you can read all the info about your plugins, and deactivate and delete it if you no longer need it.


Step 8) Following installation, head to Settings >> Media. Scroll down to PNG and JPEG compression, and click on the blue link under the TinyPNG API Key section to head to the developer website and get your API key.


Step 9) On the developer page, add your details and click on the Get Your API Key button. You will be sent your API key via email.


Step 10) When you have your API Key, add it to the TinyPNG API Key section. Then scroll down to the next section and choose which different image sizes you wish to compress using the plugin by ticking the boxes provided.


Step 11) After you have saved your settings, head to Media >> Library. You will see that you have the option to compress each individual image by clicking a Compress button.


Step 12) If you wish to compress all compressed images at once, tick the box to Select All images, and then choose Compress All Uncompressed Images from the Bulk box, before clicking Apply. The compression process will take a few minutes, so be patient.


Step 13) On the far right of the Media Library, you can see how much your images have been compressed, and therefore saved yourself plenty of file space on your website.


This concludes the guide to the Tiny Compress Images WordPress plugin. Please feel free to ask any questions in the comments below. We’ll do our best to help you out. In the meantime, have fun with your plugin.

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