How to Compress Images on WordPress Website
WordPress is a wonderful content management system that is used by hundreds of thousands of websites around the world. It was initially designed for blogging, but can be used for far more than that. One of the great things about WordPress is that it comes with a very useful built-in feature called the ‘Image Compress’ plugin. Thanks to this feature, you can easily compress the images on your WordPress website. Let’s take a look at how to use the plugin to compress images on your WordPress website.
Install WordPress Image Compress Plugin
The first step is to install the WordPress Image Compress plugin from the WordPress plugins directory. Just search for “Image Compress” and click on the “Install” button to install the plugin. After the plugin is installed, log in to your WordPress dashboard and click on the “Plugins” menu item to view all of your installed plugins. Look for the Image Compress plugin under the “Miscellaneous” category and click on the “Activate” button to activate the plugin.
Use WordPress Image Compress Plugin To Compress Images
After you have activated the WordPress Image Compress plugin, you will see a new “Compress images” option in the WP settings section of your admin area. The next step is to visit each blog post that you have published and click on the “Save” button to save the image as a compressed version in the “Media” directory. You can use either the visual editor or the WordPress command line to do this. For example, let’s say you have a blog post about Paris. You can access the WordPress dashboard by typing “http://yoursite.com” into your browser’s address bar and logging in with your WordPress dashboard username and password. From the dashboard, you can click on the “Posts” link in the navigation bar to view all of your blog posts.
You will see that the “Parise” blog post includes an image. You can click on this image to open it in a new tab or window. In your own WordPress dashboard, navigate to the post that you want to modify and click on the “Edit” button to open the visual editor. You can now use this tool to modify the content of the post. From the visual editor, you can click on the “Image” tab to display the images for the post. You can do the following:
- Click on the “Compress images” link in the admin area to reveal a menu with the available image compression techniques.
- Choose the “LZW” technique from the dropdown menu.
- Click on the “LZW” button to activate the compression technique for the post’s images.
- Rename the images that were previously uncompressed using the visual editor’s rename feature.
- Use the arrow keys on your keyboard to navigate through the visual editor’s image thumbnails.
- Use the “Ctrl + C” keyboard combination (control + c on a Mac) to copy the selected image to the clipboard.
- Paste the image onto a new document or paste it into an email.
- Use the “Ctrl + V” keyboard combination to paste the image from the clipboard.
Once you have modified the content of the post and saved it, you can navigate back to the “Compress images” option in the WordPress admin area and click on the “Update” button to update the post’s modified content.
You can repeat this process for each image that you want to modify. Just remember that the more images that you compress, the larger the downloaded file sizes will be. If you are looking for a way to reduce the size of your WordPress media library files, then you can try using this plugin. It will help you to improve the overall appearance of your site and make it load faster. While this plugin does not offer security against hackers, it does offer some basic protection against being hacked. This is because the plugin makes it more difficult for hackers to guess your password and gain access to your account.
Is there a way to create a blog post and then forget about it?
Yes, you can use the WordPress “Drafts” feature to save a blog post as a draft and then go back to it at a later time. Just click on the “Save as Draft” button in the WordPress admin area when you have completed typing the post’s content. You can now go back to it at any time by simply clicking on the “Drafts” link in the WordPress admin area. This way, you will not have to worry about forgetting about a post that you have created that you want to publish later on.
How many images can I use?
The WordPress Image Compress plugin limits the number of images that you can use to three. If you want to use more than three images, then you will need to download and install the MaxCDN plugin from the WordPress plugins directory. Once you have completed installing the MaxCDN plugin, you will see a new “MaxCDN” button in the WP settings section of your admin area. Once you have clicked on this button, you can choose between unlimited image uploads and the restricted three image limit that is provided by the WordPress Image Compress plugin. You can now choose which option you want to use.
How can I make sure that my images are the correct size?
After you have downloaded and installed the WordPress Image Compress plugin, you will see a new button in the WP settings section of your admin area. This button is used to set the maximum upload size for your images. Just set a maximum upload size and click on the “Save” button to set the new size limit.
If you have chosen a smaller size, then your uploaded images will be proportionally smaller. Therefore, you will need to ensure that you have a high-quality photo that is not pixelated when you upload it.
What if I want to change the name of an image that was previously compressed using this plugin?
You can use the WordPress Image Compress plugin’s rename feature to change the name of an image that was previously compressed. For example, let’s say that you have previously used this plugin to compress the Paris photo album image into “paris.jpg”. From the WordPress admin area, navigate to the “Media” section of the tool where you store your images. From the dropdown menu, click on the “Rename” button and then type in the new name for the image. For example, let’s say that you want to replace “paris.jpg” with “greatest_hits.jpg”.
Is there a way to disable the upload limit on this plugin?
Yes, if you are looking to upload large amounts of images to your WordPress media library, then you can disable the upload limit by unchecking the “Use this plugin’s upload limit” option in the plugins setting area of your WordPress admin area. This will allow you to upload as many images as you want without hitting the limit imposed by the WordPress Image Compress plugin.
If you are worried about your images being stolen or hacked, then you can enable two-factor authentication. Just navigate to the “Users” section of your WordPress admin area and click on the “Add New User” button to add a new user. For more information on using two-factor authentication with WordPress, read the following article:
How to Use Two-Factor Authentication with WordPress
Once you have added a new user with a unique password, you can click on the “Two-Factor authentication” link in the user’s area. This will bring you to a page where you can enable two-factor authentication for that user. After enabling two-factor authentication, you will need to set up the “Authenticator” application on your phone. If you do not have a physical authenticator app, then you can use Google Authenticator or Authy to create virtual authenticators. You can now click on the “Login with two-factor authentication” button to log in to WordPress with the unique user ID and password that you created earlier and the Google Authenticator app on your phone, etc.