Smush Pro doesn't optimize to satisfy Google PSI

Hi I am in trial period, spending time with your software.

I tried Smush and Smush Pro now but still can't score higher than 51 on GPSI. I have run Smush several times with different settings and Google still says "Optimize images" is the top problem on Desktop and Mobile.

Does smush really smush all of them enough to increase speed? How can I improve this? I want to believe in WPMUdev...

  • Kasia Swiderska

    Hello Rockroot Digital,

    Google page speed test has two reports for image optimization.

    1. Losslessly compressing - This one's is telling that image can be optimized and that's what smushing does.

    2. Compressing and resizing - This shows that the images are resized via HTML and CSS

    The second one is what's shown in your results and that's because your theme is loading images larger than it's HTML holder, for example 2048x1247 thumbnails on your home page in "Bob Marley Day 2017" post but the actual HTML holder of that image is 759x462 so the image is resized with CSS to fit in that holder.

    Unfortunately this is not something Smush can deal with since the theme code is written in the way to call the larger image, and even though the image is compressed google doesn't like loading image larger than its holder, so this is something you need to check with the theme devs.

    kind regards,
    Kasia

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