Shortpixel Review. The most popular image compression plugin for WordPress

This is a review of a WordPress image capacity compression plugin called Shortpixel. Stability is especially important for image-related plugins, and I have been using it for over 3 years, so I trust it a lot.


Shortpixel review. Best-rated image capacity compression plugin

As there are many WordPress plugins, there are also many image size-saving plugins. Many experts have used various plugins, tested them, and analyzed how they did it… but I’m not at that level yet. When I become an expert later, I will do an in-depth analysis of various plug-ins, but now, as a non-expert, I am going to review the image capacity compression plug-in that I have been using for over 3 years from the point of view of using various plug-ins on my own. It’s already very famous. This is a Shortpixel. plugin page

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Shortpixel Review. The Most Popular Image Compression Plugin For Wordpress 1

The overall performance of the WordPress Image Capacity Compression Plugin is fairly good. Shortpixel too of course.

Unless you’re an expert, it’s hard to distinguish between performance differences. It seems that differentiation is needed with other things such as stability or function.

In fact, as there are so many plug-ins in WordPress, there are so many image capacity compression plug-ins, and there are quite a few web services that play a similar role as well as WordPress, and some people compress images with image editing software such as Photoshop and Affinity Photo. And in fact, most of the services are similar in performance. That’s why everyone says their services are the best… Everyone says they’ve tested themselves, and they have their own reasons, so their services are the best. However, the more important part is safety first.

WordPress has many advantages and disadvantages because it is an open source, but it has no central point because it is an open source. WordPress, of course, has a core, and all plugins are developed according to that core. However, the core is only a core, and it doesn’t seem to be a concept that holds the center and the center. People, sites, plugins, some plugins work well, some go back and forth, and some go back and forth in that way.

This isn’t just about the core. Sometimes, there are countless reasons, such as conflicts between plugins, not being compatible with hosting services, or plugin performance that prevents other CSSs or JavaScript from working at all. Unless you’re a competent professional, it’s honestly hard to get 100% of these causes right. I’m glad it works. It’s best to think this way.

For example, using ‘Jetpack Boost’, one of WordPress’s most famous plugins, Jetpack, can certainly speed up the site. However, with this plugin, most third-party plugins won’t work. And when I use OXYGEN, which is an absolute part of building my blog, it often doesn’t fit with other plugins.

I don’t know exactly what my blog looks like to others. But in the past, I used a strange image compression plugin, and when I was editing my writing, all the pictures were gone. There is the fatal part, at least if the server was down, I would have restored what I had backed up. But that’s not the case either. We don’t even know when it started to break down.

So it was actually left unattended. While changing the title of the photos, I’m looking through them little by little. However, no particular error has occurred for more than three years after using this Shortpixel. Of course, this plug-in has some regrets, but I’ll write this part in more detail later.

Shortpixel Performance
I Don’T Know The Difference… Apparently, It’S 41% Less Capacity. Is This Technology?

Shortpixel has a pretty good performance and cost-effectiveness.

Nevertheless, it is difficult to erase the feeling that using only by free version is not enough.

As image capacity compression plug-ins are highly competitive, most plugins allow them to use their functions freely, within some limits. Typically, there is a capacity limit, or a usage limit. The most basic way to save image capacity is to reduce image size appropriately. So I reduce the size myself and work on the blog. However, in the past, I uploaded the picture as it was taken, so when I used it as a blog, I uploaded it as a picture of excessive size and capacity. As a result, the capacity of the above plug-ins was limited, so I couldn’t use those plug-ins properly.

The shortpixel is available for 20mb a month for free, but there is no limit to the capacity of one photo. The size of the picture is approximately 5-10 MB if you take it with a cell phone camera. So you might think that you can only reduce the capacity of a few images a month.

However, if you reduce the size of the picture properly, the size of the picture is about 1mb at the most. The conclusion is that you can use the free version to some extent. This part is more important than you think. This is because there are many free image capacity compression plug-ins that place a limit on the capacity of one picture. Of course, if you reduce the size of the picture, there will be no big problem with this part.

However, there are quite a few WordPress users who also use WordPress as a portfolio of photos. For these people, it’s most important to upload the original photo. So it might be a pretty good feature that there’s no capacity limit to the picture itself.

On the other hand, there are some errors when I optimize the image, but I still don’t know if this is a problem with the plugin itself or my image. I’m using it in a somewhat resigned state…

I think it will be okay to use the free image compression service on the official website.

But the image of WordPress is a little different. For example, if you upload a picture, several photos are saved, from thumbnails to original photos, depending on the size. And the image compression plug-ins compress every single one of those pictures, so they’re going to use a lot more capacity than posting a picture.

They’re going to have several photos of each size and optimize them by showing a smaller picture to those who are watching the site on mobile, and a bigger picture to those who are watching on desktop. However, these days, there is also a function that automatically compresses the size of the picture by specifying the maximum size when uploading the image. But I don’t know because I haven’t used this function…

On the other hand, Shortfixel can compress photos on its official website. I don’t know if there are any restrictions. But in the past, I used to run a blog only with this function. So the restrictions are pretty broad. I don’t know right now… But if they haven’t lost their original intentions, I think we can use this to some extent. I think you can try it and decide whether to continue using it.

There are a single-use plan and a monthly plan. These days, popular plugins often offer only monthly services, but it also supports single-use too. Even with the cheapest single-use plan, I can run my blog for almost a year or more, which is not like a photo portfolio blog.

To be honest, the price range is not bad. I actually paid $10 or $20 and used it for quite a while. However, I will mention it later, but due to the large update of this plug-in, I was forced to pay once more… It is also available on sites other than WordPress, so you can refer to it.

The function of Shortpixel is getting stronger.

Shortpixel wasn’t actually very frequent with updates. However, with the update to version 5, they have started to support avif files in addition to Webp for existing images. Webp has several image compression plug-ins that support it these days. However, avif is a more recent image file format than webp, so there are not many places that support it yet.

However, as far as I know, webp is an image format pushed by Google alone, so it doesn’t work for Apple. On the other hand, avif knows that Apple is also cooperating, so I know that the future is brighter.

However, due to this feature update, I was optimizing the images on my blog in large quantities, so I ran out of Shortpixel Credits in an instant and had to pay again. Tears… But in the end, I took a long time to optimize it, so I look forward to seeing if it will have a good effect on my blog.

There are a few other plugins from the same company.

I think it’ll be even better if you use it well.

The main product of this company is this plugin that I’m reviewing right now, but there are some other plugins related to images from the same company. Typically, there is a plugin called Shortpixel Adaptive images. This plugin, in the plugin description, is generally similar to the original Shortpixel, but it also seems to be a kind of Shortpixel CDN function.

Therefore, it is a plugin you can consider using if you run a WordPress site and don’t have a CDN in particular. You don’t have to use both, but it’s a little complicated for me. I would like to write a separate review later. In addition, there are several plugins, such as changing post thumbnails or media information. It’s quite popular.

I hope I can continue to use it without any problems.

We need to use a good image plugin the first time.

I have been running a WordPress blog for 5 years and have used this plugin for over 3 years. As I mentioned earlier, when I think that it works stably on my blog, but when I use another plugin and there is another problem, it becomes even more difficult to fix. So I think I’ll probably continue to use this plugin. If you don’t have a big problem with other plugins, you can keep changing them to better ones. However, I learned that I should not change the image plugin recklessly.

There are some image capacity compression plugins that have more users than this plugin, but this plugin has good reviews from users, including myself, so it’s somewhat reliable. Of course, as always with WordPress, the plugin itself may not fit well. There are always individual differences.

Shortpixel Conclusion

Good point

  1. Good performance and cost-effectiveness
  2. In some situations, plugins from the same company can further improve performance

Bad point

  1. The cost-effectiveness is good, but it’s not enough for free.
  2. Lots of competitors
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