Bulk Smush times

Bulk Smush times out at 46%. The last bulk smush process has stuck at 0.2%

  • Nastia

    Hello Purrington

    Hope all is well!

    I could not reproduce the issue on your site. Bulk Smush has not stuck on my end and it has optimized 65% of all images. However, to increase the plugin's timeout, please try out the attached plugin.

    To install this plugin, please go to the back end of your site, open Plugins > Add New > Upload Plugin. Please activate it after installation and try to optimize images. The plugin contains the following code:

    add_filter('WP_SMUSH_API_TIMEOUT',  'wpmu_api_timeout');
    function wpmu_api_timeout() {
     return 500;

    If the plugin will not work, please contact the WordPress.com team so they could add the following line in the wp-config.php file

    add_filter('WP_SMUSH_API_TIMEOUT',  500 );

    Hope this helps!


  • Purrington

    Prior to installing the plugin you have provided above I was able to Smush all 28,659.

    Then I subsequently received your Smush-Timeout plugin and installed it per your instruction.

    Then I "Re-Checked" my images and as a result I was informed that I need to re-compress all 28,659 images yet again

    Should this be the case?

    The last recompression took over 36 consecutive hours to compress all the images.

    Thank you

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