[WP Smush Pro] Smush Pro - Google Speed Test Level Compression

I am under a trial of your suite of plugins. I was hoping WP Smush Pro would compress images to the standard of Google Speed Test (https://developers.google.com/speed/pagespeed/insights/). I ran my media library through the plugin and am still getting flags from Google Speed Test that images could be compressed more. I currently use ImageOptim (https://imageoptim.com/mac) to optimize images with lossy minification enabled and optimization level to insane, but this is quite a tedious process. It would be a large value added for me if this could be done automatically with Smush Pro.

  • Oguzhan Selcuk Bulbul

    Hey Dylan Fitzgerald ,

    Hope you're well. I moved your thread to the proper forum section.

    Did you try Super-smush? If lossy smush is not a problem for you, you can try our Super-smush option, from setting of WP Smush Pro;

    Also if you are using original full size images on your pages, maybe you can try "Resize my full size images" option too. But before all of that, I recommend taking full backup of your site, so if you won't happy with results you can come back to the current state of your images.

    Cheers,
    Oguz

  • Dimitris

    Hello there Dylan Fitzgerald,

    hope you're doing good today and don't mind me chipping in!

    Do Super Smushing images optimize images to Google PageSpeed Insight standards?

    Using super-smush (lossy compression) will make Google happy, no problem with that!

    I put the media library through a bulk Super Smush, but I still see some images getting flagged in Google PageSpeed Insights.

    There're some different cases for that:
    1. Image is coming from another/external domain, so can't be optimised.

    2. Image is in full-size, so the "Resize my full size images" option in Smush should be activated and then bulk smush again, as Smush is only optimizing thumbnail versions by default.

    3. Image is not in /uploads/ folder (shown in Media library), which is what Smush is scanning by default. For optimizing any other images that could be coming from plugin and/or theme folders, please use the "Directory Smush" in Smush settings page.

    4. The reported images in Google Insights recommends "resizing" apart from "compressing". The compressing is what Smush can do, but images shouldn't be larger than the actual container used in frontpage. So these should be resized, this will make them even smaller in filesize, and re-uploaded, instead of scaling them down via CSS/HTML. More information on this can be found in the following article from our blog: https://premium.wpmudev.org/blog/compress-resize-images-wordpress/

    Hope that was some help, if more assistance is required, please do let us know here in your next reply and also grant support access to your website via WPMUDEV Dashboard plugin as shown here: https://premium.wpmudev.org/docs/getting-started/getting-support/#chapter-5

    Warm regards,
    Dimitris