Unhappy with the WP Smush plugin

Good morning, the first to say that this text is translated by Google :slight_frown:

In search of a plugin to optimize my images since 80% of my web are images, I find that most blogs recommend this plugin.

Once installed and optimized all the images, I find that it has optimized almost nothing and in most online tests, it keeps telling me that my images are not optimized.



9,3% of 3405 images and only 9,8MB?

Anyway, I was expecting something else. The web https://gtmetrix.com/ optimizes me better.


  • Dimitris
    • Support Star

    Hey there xtremmetal,

    hope you're doing good and thanks for joining us! :slight_smile:

    First of all, I'd like to mention that GTMetrix doesn't not perform any kind of optimization to your website but it's rather a tool to inspect your website's performance, just like our own WP Checkup.

    In both these metrics I can see that there's images that should be compressed and I can also notice that these images are being used in theirs full sizes rather than using a predefined thumbnail size coming from a theme or plugin via add_image_size() function.

    What I propose here is to select in Media -> WP Smush settings the "Include my original full-size images" option, update your settings and bulk smush once more.

    Let me know about your results on this!

    If further assistance is required, please consider granting us support access to your website so we could further investigate this. You can do so via WPMUDEV Dashboard plugin as described here (no need to share credentials): https://premium.wpmudev.org/docs/getting-started/getting-support/#chapter-4

    Warm regards,

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