If you have ever used your PageSpeed Insights tool to find out what you need to do to improve your speed page, you have probably received the following message:
Correct formatting and compression of images saves many bytes of data.
Optimize the following images to collapse them [estimated percentage]
Under this post, Google will show you a list of image files that you should try to optimize. Google's help files on how to do this are as useful as a bag of potatoes if you're not very technical.
If you did not already know, there are many free WordPress plugins that will help you compress your images without losing quality. Image compression lets you reduce the size of your files and load your pages faster. If you use a lot of photos in messages and pages, this can have a big impact on the speed of your site.
I have long used and recommended WP Smush . Then they had a problem and continued to skip notices on my dashboard about losing some smush capabilities of large files unless you choose to upgrade to the paid version. So I went in search of an alternative solution and found the plugin EWWW Image Optimizer . Like WP Smush, the EWWW Image Optimizer plugin allows you to easily optimize your page and post images. But it also allows you to optimize the images used in your theme
Optimizing Your WordPress Post and Page Images
Both plugins will optimize posts in your Posts and Pages. EWWW Image Optimizer will automatically optimize any new image downloaded after installation and activation. To optimize the downloaded images before installing the plugin, go to the EWWW settings screen and click on the "Bulk Optimize" link at the top of this page.
and the specific file name:
wp-content / themes / splash / images /
This path is what you paste after the full path of the EWWW Image Optimizer file.