Tag: Images

Lazy Loading for Faster WordPress: Slow and Lazy Wins the Race

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David wrote a really good article on WordPress site speed a few weeks ago. He also, casually, made WPShout a lot faster—up to an 89% desktop score on PageSpeed Insights, which is about as high as I’ve ever seen a WordPress site score.

Adding and Using WordPress Custom Image Sizes: A Guide to the Best Thing Ever

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Update April 4, 2017: Added a section detailing how the responsive image system in WordPress 4.4+ works, and how WordPress custom image sizes interact with this system.

I really love being able to set custom image sizes in WordPress. The power and flexibility this system opens up for building beautiful, easy-to-administer, performant websites is hard to overstate.

Automatic Lossless Compression for WordPress Images with the TinyPNG Plugin

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I’ve loved TinyPNG for a long time, but didn’t realize until quite recently that they’ve got a WordPress plugin. I just tried it on a client’s site, and it’s amazing: automatic lossless image compression for all .jpg and .png images uploaded through the Media uploader. That means that all your images are exactly the same, but have smaller filesizes.

Rename Your Media Files with… …Rename Media Files

It’s a bit odd that WordPress doesn’t let you rename your media files. For a feature with some usability questions and a lot of SEO questions (Google, of course, reads the filenames of images as a clue to what they’re about), it’s surprising that WordPress’s best out-of-the-box solution is to simply delete and reupload whatever files you’d like to have renamed.