Still telling me I need to compress images

Hello,

I've been using the premium version of your Plugin, It's been about 2 weeks now since I compressed every image and I'm still being told by page speed tools that I need to compress images.

https://developers.google.com/speed/pagespeed/insights/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fhoeglaw.com&tab=desktop

https://gtmetrix.com/reports/hoeglaw.com/Vs0yOuuE

Please advise.

  • Kasia Swiderska

    Hello Kevin,

    I checked your site and looks like there are three issues:

    1) Images in your slider - seems that there original image size is used and it's possible that you are not optimizing original image sizes in Smush.

    Another problem with those images is that they are very big and they are bigger than size of their container:

    As you can see from the screenshot natural size of the image is bigger than the display size. It is recommended that images should not be resized with CSS this way. If container is 1000x600px then image dimensions in that place should be also 1000x600px.
    This is not something Smush can change - you would need to try to use different image sizes in that slider instead of the orginal ones if your theme allows for that.

    2) Logo of Facebook is downloaded from outside server https://hoeglaw.files.wordpress.com/2018/04/facebook-logo-002.jpg so Smush has no access to this image, hence it can't compress it.

    3) Last two images are from theme directory, so to smush it you would need to use Directory option in Smush:

    kind regards,
    Kasia

  • Kasia Swiderska

    Hello Kevin,

    You can try Super Smush - it will compress your images more, but there will be change of quality. My suggestion is to select option in Smush to backup your images and then try Super smush them. In case you don't like the output then you will be able to restore them easily.

    Resize option works only during uploading images, it will not take effect on images already in Media Library. Also this option is used more to save up a space on hosting - by resizing images it might help with google results, but only if size will be very similar to slider containers size.
    This option will not crop images.

    kind regards,
    Kasia

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