The automatic compressing option is not compressing images with async method.
When it's set to asynchronous, it never automatically optimizes images. I had to add define("WP_SMUSH_ASYNC", false); to wp-config to make it work.
Please advise, we need the automatic image optimization along with async method.
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Please, before making any changes to anything other than the smush plugin mention it to me.