Smush – Lazy Load Images, Optimize & Compress Images

Smush – Lazy Load Images, Optimize & Compress Images on WordPress Pulgin

<p><strong>Optimize images, turn on lazy load, resize, compress &amp; improve your Google Page Speed with the incredibly powerful and 100% free WordPress image smusher, brought to you by the superteam at WPMU DEV!</strong></p> <p>And whether you spell it &#8216;optimise&#8217; or &#8216;optimize&#8217;, Smush will compress images without a visible drop in quality.</p> <p>Image optimization is the easiest way to make your site load super fast!</p> <h3>Award Winning Image Optimizer</h3> <p>Smush has been benchmarked and tested number one for speed and quality. It is also the <a href="" rel="nofollow ugc">award-winning</a>, back-to-back proven crowd favorite image optimization &amp; image compression plugin for WordPress.</p> <ul> <li>Super Smush &#8211; Optimize images up to 2x more than regular with our multi-pass lossy compression.</li> <li>Lossless Compression – Strip unused data and compress images without affecting image quality.</li> <li>Lazy Load &#8211; Defer offscreen images with the flip of a switch.</li> <li>Bulk Smush &#8211; Optimize &amp; compress images in bulk with one click.</li> <li>Background Optimization (Pro Only) &#8211; Smush’s powerful optimization features will continue to run in the background, even when the plugin is closed.</li> <li>Image Resizing – Set a max width and height and large images will scale down as they are being compressed.</li> <li>Incorrect Image Size Detection – Quickly locate images that are slowing down your site.</li> <li>Directory Smush – Optimize images even if they are not located in the media library.</li> <li>Automated Optimization – Asynchronously auto-smush your attachments for super fast compression on upload.</li> <li>Without Monthly Limits – Optimize all of your images up to 5MB in size, free forever (no daily, monthly, or annual caps).</li> <li>Gutenberg Block Integration – View all Smush stats directly in image blocks.</li> <li>Multisite Compatible – Offers both global and individual Multisite settings.</li> <li>Process All Your Files – Smush will process PNG, JPEG, and GIF files for optimum results.</li> <li>Super Servers &#8211; Smush images with no slowdown using WPMU DEV&#8217;s fast, reliable Smush API.</li> <li>Convert to WebP (Pro Only) &#8211; Upgrade and automatically serve images in Next-Gen WebP format.</li> <li>Configs – Set your preferred Smush settings, save them as config, and instantly upload to any other site.</li> <li>And many, many, more!</li> </ul> <h3>Learn The Ropes With These Hands-On Smush Tutorials</h3> <ul> <li><a href="" rel="nofollow ugc">How to Get the Most Out of Smush Image Optimization</a></li> <li><a href="" rel="nofollow ugc">How To Ace Google’s Image Page Speed Recommendations With Smush</a></li> <li><a href="" rel="nofollow ugc">How To Bulk Optimize Images With Smush</a></li> <li><a href="" rel="nofollow ugc">How To Optimize Elementor for Free Using Smush and Hummingbird</a></li> <li><a href="" rel="nofollow ugc">How To Optimize WPBakery Sites Using Smush And Hummingbird</a></li> </ul> <h3>Compress Image While Preserving Image Quality</h3> <p>Some image compression tools destroy images with as much as a 30% loss in quality. Our servers strip hidden bulky information from your images and reduce file size without affecting the appearance.</p> <span class="embed-youtube" style="text-align:center; display: block;"><iframe class="youtube-player" width="640" height="360" src=";rel=1&#038;showsearch=0&#038;showinfo=1&#038;iv_load_policy=1&#038;fs=1&#038;hl=en-US&#038;autohide=2&#038;wmode=transparent" allowfullscreen="true" style="border:0;" sandbox="allow-scripts allow-same-origin allow-popups allow-presentation"></iframe></span> <p>Smush meticulously scans every image you upload – or have already added to your site – cuts all the unnecessary data and scales it for you before adding it to your media library. And it can serve images in the WebP format.</p> <h3>Compress Images While You Sleep With Background Optimization</h3> <p>Have a large number of images to compress? Smush’s powerful optimization features will continue to work their magic in the background, even when you’ve closed the plugin completely. You’ll receive an email when optimization has completed with a full report.</p> <h3>Compress any Image in any Directory</h3> <p>In addition to smushing your media uploads, you may want to compress the images stored in other folders. Smush now lets you compress any image in any directory so that you can optimize all the images on your site – including <a href="" rel="ugc">NextGEN</a> images, images stored on Amazon S3 using <a href="" rel="ugc">WP Offload Media</a> and images in EVERY WordPress plugin and theme package!</p> <h3>Compatible with Your Favorite Themes, Page Builders and Media Library Plugins</h3> <p>No matter what theme or plugins you use to better manage your WordPress media library, Smush has you covered. Check out just a few of the popular products Smush is working with to help make your site faster and more efficient:</p> <ul> <li><a href="" rel="ugc">WP All Import</a></li> <li><a href="" rel="ugc">WP Offload Media</a></li> <li><a href="" rel="nofollow ugc">WP Media Folder</a></li> <li><a href="" rel="ugc">WP Retina 2x</a></li> <li><a href="" rel="ugc">NextGen Gallery</a></li> <li><a href="" rel="nofollow ugc">WPML</a></li> <li><a href="" rel="nofollow ugc">Envira Gallery</a></li> <li><a href="" rel="nofollow ugc">Avada Fusion Builder</a></li> <li><a href="" rel="ugc">Styles</a></li> <li>And many, many, more!</li> </ul> <h3>Incorrect Size Image Detection</h3> <p>Smush includes a wrong size image finder. Activate and your images will be highlighted with smart tips for scaling your images. Quickly locate the images that are keeping you from getting that perfect 100 on your Google PageSpeed test.</p> <h3>Defer Offscreen Images</h3> <p>Smush has lazy load built-in. If your page has a bunch of images below the fold, lazy loading will drastically speed up your page by serving only the images being viewed and delaying others further down the page.</p> <h3>Save time with Smush Configs</h3> <p>Configs allow you to save your preferred Smush configuration settings and apply them to your other sites in a few clicks. You can create unlimited configs.</p> <p>★★★★★</p> <blockquote> <p>“I had no idea that my page load time was being dragged down by the images. The plugin nearly halved the time it took.” &#8211; <a href="" rel="nofollow ugc">karlcw</a></p> </blockquote> <p>★★★★★</p> <blockquote> <p>“I optimise my photos in Photoshop, but Smush makes it so easy – it does it automatically. I can just sit back and enjoy the speed.” &#8211; <a href="" rel="nofollow ugc">helen432</a></p> </blockquote> <p>★★★★★</p> <blockquote> <p>“Smush helped reduce the total files size on my site and increased browsing speed. Well done guys!” &#8211; <a href="" rel="ugc">pdci</a></p> </blockquote> <p>★★★★★</p> <blockquote> <p>“It’s very discrete and does not bother me with an API key or other additional installation steps. The main dashboard of the plugin gives me nice insight. Overall it really fits my needs and I’ll be willing to upgrade to pro if my needs change. I’d recommend it to clients/friends without hesitation. Keep it up!” &#8211; <a href="" rel="ugc">tarkan_</a></p> </blockquote> <h3>What about Multisite?</h3> <p>Smush can be used to optimize all the images across your entire network! Use global settings or configure each site individually.</p> <p>Smush is super easy to use – no confusing compression software settings. Smush images in your library one at a time or all together. Plus, configure auto-smush to asynchronously scale and compress some or all of your images as they are being uploaded – it&#8217;s incredibly fast.</p> <p>The faster your site loads, the more Google, Bing, Yahoo, and other search engines will like it. Your site will load faster and rank higher.</p> <h3>Shameless Plug(ins)</h3> <ul> <li><a href="" rel="ugc">Hummingbird</a> &#8211; Page Speed Optimization</li> <li><a href="" rel="ugc">Hustle</a> &#8211; Pop-ups, Slide-ins and Email Opt-ins</li> <li><a href="" rel="ugc">SmartCrawl</a> &#8211; SEO Optimizer</li> <li><a href="" rel="ugc">Defender</a> &#8211; Security, Monitoring, and Hack Protection</li> <li><a href="" rel="ugc">Forminator</a> &#8211; Form, Poll, and Quiz Builder</li> <li><a href="" rel="ugc">Beehive</a> &#8211; Customizable Google Analytics Dashboards</li> </ul> <p>Smush can take care of all your image compression needs, for free!</p> <p>However, if you’d like fast CDN image delivery, WebP conversion, automatic resizing, the ability to optimize (or optimise) images up to 32MB, bulk smush optimization for all your images in just one-click, auto-convert PNG to JPEG, the ability to Smush and make a copy of your full-sized images (to restore them at any point), you can always take the next step with <a href=";utm_medium=readme&amp;utm_campaign=smush-readme&amp;utm_content=wp_smush_pro#trial" rel="nofollow ugc">WP Smush Pro</a>. And get even more with her whole team of WordPress optimization hero friends (security, SEO, performance, support, and maintenance automation) – trusted by thousands of agencies and freelancers offering site maintenance services.</p> <h3>Privacy</h3> <p>Smush does not interact with end users on your website. The only input option Smush has is to a newsletter subscription for site admins only.</p> <p>Smush uses a third-party email service (Mailchimp) to send informational emails (Opt-in) to the site administrator. The administrator&#8217;s email address is sent to Mailchimp and a cookie is set by the service. Only administrator information is collected by Mailchimp.</p> <p>Smush sends images to the WPMU DEV servers to optimize them for web use. This includes the transfer of EXIF data. The EXIF data will either be stripped or returned as it is. It is not stored on the WPMU DEV servers.</p> <h3>About Us</h3> <p>WPMU DEV is a premium supplier of quality WordPress plugins, services and support. Learn more here:<br /> <a href=";utm_medium=readme&amp;utm_campaign=smush-readme&amp;utm_content=wpmu_dev_link" rel="nofollow ugc"></a></p> <p>Don&#8217;t forget to stay up to date on everything WordPress from the Internet&#8217;s number one resource:<br /> <a href=";utm_medium=readme&amp;utm_campaign=smush-readme&amp;utm_content=wpmu_dev_blog_link" rel="nofollow ugc">WPMU DEV Blog</a></p> <p>Hey, one more thing&#8230; we hope you <a href="" rel="nofollow ugc">enjoy our free offerings</a> as much as we&#8217;ve loved making them for you!</p> <h3>Contact and Credits</h3> <p>Originally written by Alex Dunae at Dialect (<a href="" rel="nofollow ugc"></a>, e-mail &#8216;alex&#8217; at &#8216;dialect dot ca&#8217;), 2008-11.</p>

Release History

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Version Date Stability
3.12.6 Mar 13, 2023 stable
3.12.5 Feb 22, 2023 stable
3.12.4 Nov 17, 2022 stable
3.12.3 Oct 25, 2022 stable
3.11.1 Aug 22, 2022 stable
3.10.3 Jul 21, 2022 stable
3.10.2 Jun 15, 2022 stable
3.10.1 Jun 14, 2022 stable
3.9.11 May 23, 2022 stable
3.9.9 May 2, 2022 stable
3.9.8 Apr 21, 2022 stable
3.9.5 Jan 25, 2022 stable
3.9.4 Dec 22, 2021 stable
3.9.2 Nov 1, 2021 stable
3.9.1 Oct 19, 2021 stable
3.9.0 Sep 7, 2021 stable
3.8.8 Jul 28, 2021 stable
3.8.7 Jun 29, 2021 stable
3.8.5 May 20, 2021 stable
3.8.4 Apr 5, 2021 stable
3.8.3 Mar 11, 2021 stable
3.8.2 Dec 10, 2020 stable
3.7.3 Nov 23, 2020 stable
3.7.2 Nov 10, 2020 stable
3.7.1 Sep 29, 2020 stable
3.7.0 Sep 17, 2020 stable
3.6.3 Aug 31, 2020 stable
3.6.1 Apr 5, 2020 stable
3.4.2 Jan 15, 2020 stable
3.4.1 Jan 13, 2020 stable
3.3.2 Dec 13, 2019 stable
3.3.1 Oct 25, 2019 stable
3.3.0 Oct 23, 2019 stable
3.2.4 Aug 22, 2019 stable Jul 23, 2019 stable
3.2.1 Jun 11, 2019 stable May 13, 2019 stable
3.1.1 Feb 15, 2019 stable
3.0.2 Dec 18, 2018 stable
3.0.1 Dec 10, 2018 stable
3.0.0 Dec 10, 2018 stable
2.9.1 Oct 31, 2018 stable
2.8.1 Sep 10, 2018 stable Aug 3, 2018 stable
2.8.0 Jul 31, 2018 stable May 29, 2018 stable May 24, 2018 stable
2.7.8 Apr 23, 2018 stable
2.7.6 Feb 5, 2018 stable
2.7.5 Oct 2, 2017 stable Aug 2, 2017 stable
2.7.4 Jul 18, 2017 stable
2.2.1 Jul 12, 2017 stable
2.7.1 May 30, 2017 stable
2.7 May 22, 2017 stable
2.6.3 Apr 21, 2017 stable
2.6.2 Apr 5, 2017 stable
2.6.1 Mar 8, 2017 stable
2.5.3 Jan 12, 2017 stable
2.5.2 Dec 22, 2016 stable
2.4.5 Oct 12, 2016 stable
2.4.4 Aug 16, 2016 stable
2.4.3 Jul 28, 2016 stable
2.4.2 Jul 26, 2016 stable
2.4 Jul 26, 2016 stable
2.3.1 Jun 1, 2016 stable
2.3 May 27, 2016 stable
2.2.2 Apr 22, 2016 stable
2.2 Apr 12, 2016 stable
2.1.5 Mar 10, 2016 stable
2.1.4 Feb 25, 2016 stable
2.1.3 Feb 4, 2016 stable
2.1.2 Nov 22, 2015 stable
2.1.1 Nov 3, 2015 stable
2.1 Nov 3, 2015 stable Nov 2, 2015 stable
2.0.7 Oct 27, 2015 stable Oct 19, 2015 stable Oct 15, 2015 stable Oct 12, 2015 stable
2.0.6 May 19, 2015 stable
2.0.5 Apr 16, 2015 stable
2.0.4 Apr 15, 2015 stable
2.0.3 Apr 14, 2015 stable
2.0.1 Apr 14, 2015 stable
2.0 Apr 13, 2015 stable Apr 6, 2015 stable
1.7.1 Apr 6, 2015 stable
1.7 Jan 26, 2015 stable Sep 4, 2014 stable Sep 6, 2013 stable Sep 4, 2013 stable Aug 20, 2013 stable
1.6.5 Apr 29, 2013 stable
1.6.4 Mar 22, 2013 stable
1.6.3 Mar 15, 2013 stable
1.6.0 Mar 15, 2013 stable
1.6.2 Mar 13, 2013 stable
1.6.1 Mar 12, 2013 stable
1.5.0 Nov 14, 2011 stable
1.4.3 Oct 20, 2011 stable
1.4.2 Oct 11, 2011 stable
1.4.1 Jul 13, 2011 stable
1.4.0 Jul 13, 2011 stable
1.3.4 Feb 4, 2011 stable
1.3.3 Feb 3, 2011 stable
1.3.2 Feb 1, 2011 stable
1.3.1 Dec 14, 2010 stable
1.2.10 May 24, 2010 stable
1.2.9 May 23, 2010 stable
1.2.8 Jan 27, 2010 stable
1.2.7 Jan 15, 2010 stable
1.2.6 Nov 20, 2009 stable
1.2.5 Oct 27, 2009 stable
1.2.4 Aug 25, 2009 stable
1.2.3 Jul 27, 2009 stable
1.2.2 Jul 26, 2009 stable
1.2.1 Jul 8, 2009 stable
1.2 Jun 16, 2009 stable
1.1.3 Mar 3, 2009 stable
1.1.2 Jan 8, 2009 stable
1.1.1 Dec 30, 2008 stable
1.1 Dec 22, 2008 stable
1.0.2 Dec 9, 2008 stable
1.0.1 Dec 9, 2008 stable
1.0.0 Dec 6, 2008 stable