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10+ Best WordPress Plugins for Perfectly Optimized Images

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Do you think that your traffic is continuously decreasing for the past few months ? If yes then it may be due to more loading time of your blog. More the time, a blog takes to load, Less are the chances of it to be in Google SERP. The more loading time of a blog could be due to heavy images, JavaScript or unoptimized database.

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In this article we are going to deal with 12 WordPress Plugins that which Improves the Loading Speed of a Blog.

1. Lazy Load

The easiest plugin to use since it only requires install-and-activate to use it; it makes use of a process wherein the images are only loaded when the user see the image. This is great for sites whether they have tons of images or not as it reduces load time and provides a neat, subtle fade-in effect as well.

2. Imsanity

This plugin works by resizing images so they can fit the configured size of the browser, but still large enough for website use. It is ideal for blogs that do not require high-resolution images and if you do not know how to scale the images before uploading.

3. PB Responsive Images

This plugin automatically reformats all images in the post content into a format similar to responsive images, which fit according to the visitor’s screen resolution with no coding required. Once you configure image sizes, it will automatically insert the responsive image syntax in the post.

4. EWWW Image Optimizer

This plugin also decreases the image size without affecting the image’s quality by automatically converting the images to the file format that will produce the smallest image. It is also easy to set up using the step-by-step instructions found on the plugin page, which also includes a bulk optimize feature.

5. WP Smush.It

This uses Yahoo’s Smush.it service, which does not require configurations, to optimize images and reduce its size. It will optimize all the images that you have loaded automatically and also provides optimization for bulk feature. Just install and activate it and the plugin will seamlessly integrate Smush.it with WP.

6. WP Parallel Loading System

This is perfect if you have an image intensive blog and you want to boost its loading time, as it creates sub-domains for your blog and allows downloading from them. This will make multiple connections to download multiple files quicker; thus, making your site faster.

7. WP-Optimize

This database cleanup and optimization tool can remove post revisions, un-approved comments, comments on the spam queue, etc. within a few clicks without the help of PhpMyAdmin to optimize your database tables. It also shrinks and gets rid of the wasted spaces in database tables.

8. Plugin Organizer

This plugin can allow you to change the order that your plugins are loaded, adds grouping to the plugin admin page, and selectively display plugins by any post type or WP-managed URL. It is quite useful since you can just change the order of your plugins by going to the “Load Order” page.

9. CW Image Optimizer

If you want to optimize the images that you have uploaded in the past or want to reduce the sizes of the images without any loss in quality, this plugin uses loss-less optimization techniques where all you need to do change is your file size.

10. Ligthbox Plus ColorBox

This plugin permits users to view larger versions of images without having to leave the current page; adds lightbox to WP gallery images and display videos, forms, slideshows, and external content in overlays; allows the use of dark or light background, and captures the image title for display in the overlay.

11. Parallelize

This plugin parallelize resources across multiple host names to allow users to download files from multiple domains; thus speeding up the load page. The resources will always load from the same host name to assist caching. It is a bit risky, so you will have to follow all the instructions closely.

12. Hammy

This optimizes your page content’s images by generating images of various sizes so when a user visits your site, it will automatically display the appropriate image size. This is very useful for mobile users as it helps the website load faster with 3 options to configure.