Wordpress Speed Optimization
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When you read an article on a blog, maybe you’ll find a picture there. Images are indeed one of the important elements installed by the author or admin to beautify and make an understanding of the content of the article easy.

However, are you comfortable with the image posted by the admin? Or are you even bothered because it makes the loading time longer?

As a blogger, you should be able to give comfort to your visitors in order for them to be satisfied with the results of the writing, you created and want to go back to your blog. Well, one way is to optimize the images on your blog.

There are all sorts of ways you can optimize your images on your blog. The first is to attach-title and alt tags to the image to make it easier for search engines to index. The second is to pay attention to its size in order to be good to look at. And the third one that we will discuss this time is to reduce its size while paying attention to the quality.

You can reduce the size of your image in several ways like installing plugins, using photoshop, etc. Here are some ways to optimize the images on your blog:

1. Using Photoshop

The first is to use Photoshop’s Save for Web feature. This method is very effective for reducing the size of the image you choose because it compresses the image size to several tens of KB.

But when viewed in terms of the resulting quality, this way will actually be considered less effective because if you want to get a significant reduction in size, the decrease in sharpness of the resulting image will be very noticeable which means it will damage the image quality.

To use it, all you have to do is open the image you selected using Photoshop, then choose the File menu, then choose Save for Web menu. Then you just set your own according to your wishes. If I usually use JPEG HIGH presets with JPEG format.

2. Using the Online Image Optimizer

This way according to ane really good use gan. In this way, I don’t think it is necessary to use at length everything like the previous one, because this way is very easy to use.

You just have to log in here to Online Image Optimizer and then enter the image you want to optimize. Next, there will be 10 image options with different optimization results that you can all choose from and download.

The better the quality of the resulting image the decrease in size will be less, and vice versa.

3. Installing plugins

This is probably the most delicious way to use, in addition to being effective in optimizing images, installing plugins can also usually keep the image quality sharp and viewable.

If you’re using a self-hosted WordPress then using an image optimization plugin is a must-do.

There are many plugins with image optimization functions available on wordpress.org that you can download such as  WP Smush.It, BJ Lazy Load,  EWWW Image Optimizer,  CW Image Optimizer, and more.

To optimize images on my blog, I use  WP Smush.It and  BJ Lazy Load which I think are very effective in optimizing images. Both of these plugins you can download for free.