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Image optimization in wordpress using plugin “Smush Image Compression”

In this article, you will learn how to improve image load time, lazy load or how to optimize images in wordpress website using plugin “Smush Image Compression and Optimisation”. This Plugin will help you to optimize your wordpress images, Why image Optimization? Image optimization will increase your site speed or minimize site load time. which have very important role in SEO. When your site load time will be minimize, your bounce rate will low, that’s is good sign for your SEO rank. If you are a wordpress user, then it’s very easy to optimse your images, You can done this with “Smush Image Compression and Optimisation” Plugin. It’s a best and most used plugin for image optimization in wordpress.

Plugin Features:

There are following feature of this plugin you can check

Lossless Compression
Lazy Loader
Bulk Smush Optimize up to 50 images with just one click
Image Resizing
Incorrect Size Image Detection
Directory Smush
Automated Optimization
Gutenberg Block Integration
Multisite Compatible
Process All Your Files it will process PNG, JPEG and GIF files for optimum results

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How To install the plugin?

The istallation of “Smush Image Compression and Optimisation” Plugin is very simple. First of all open your wordpress admin panel. Now go to “Plugins>> Add New”. After this, Plugins page will be open. Type “Smush Image Compression” in your plugin sarch box. Click on “Install Now>>Activate” button to install the plugin. check the following screenshot

How to use “Smush Image Compression and Optimization” Plugin ?

After activation the Smush image plugin, you’ll see a “Smush” menu in your wordpress admin panel. Click on it

When you will click on “Smush” menu . You will see a dashboard of smush image plugin. Here You can see some dashboard menus Bulk Smush, Directory Smush, Integrations, Lazy Load, CDN, Tools and settings.

Bulk Smush:

In bulk sumsh, images detect that can be optimized and allows you to compress them in bulk. You can optimize your images in bulk by click on “Bulk Smush Now” Button. You can also optimize and smush images individually via your media library. check the following screenshot.

Directory Smush:

In directory sumush, you can also optimize images that are outside from your upload directory. You can optimize that images by click on “Choose directory” where that images are upload.


Here you can integrate smush stats and the manual smush button in your post/page editor or Gutenberg blocks that display images.

Lazy Load:

This feature improve your site/ page speed. This feature reduces load on your server and speeds up the page load time.


You can enable here the option which will detect and show incorrectly sized images. You can also restore your all thumbnails to their original state

Note: If you have any confusion or problem related to this tutorial or you have any other wordpress related problem. You can comment below. we will try to answer your comments as soon as possible.

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