Originally written
January 18, 2019
Updated
April 22, 2020

The Compress JPEG & PNG images plugin’s integration with WPML allows you to optimize images on your multilingual WordPress website.

The Compress JPEG & PNG images plugin automatically optimizes any images that you upload to your WordPress website. It also features a “Bulk Optimization” option that you can use to optimize the existing images in your media library. Additionally, it is fully compatible with WPML!

Watch this short tutorial to see how the Compress JPEG & PNG images plugin optimizes the default and secondary language images translated using WPML.

Required plugins

You need the following WPML components:

  • WPML Multilingual CMS
  • WPML String Translation
  • WPML Translation Management
  • WPML Media Translation

Of course, you need to have the Compress JPEG & PNG images plugin installed and activated on your site. You can find it on the WordPress repository.

Installing and activating Compress JPEG & PNG images
Installing and activating Compress JPEG & PNG images

WPML translation tools

WPML offers two translation editors you can use for translating your site’s content:

Besides translating your site content yourself, you can also:

How to optimize your images

Compress JPEG & PNG images gives you the option to automatically optimize any images that you upload to your WordPress media library. Hence, it optimizes the default and secondary language(s) images.

For existing images, you can use the Bulk Optimization option.

Bulk Optimization - Compress JPEG & PNG images plugin and WPML
Bulk Optimization – Compress JPEG & PNG images plugin and WPML

Translating images

WPML allows you to translate images metadata which are the title, caption, alt text, and description. Additionally, you can show different images for different languages. Check out our detailed guide on translating images using Media Translation.

Getting help from our support

In case you need help translating your site built using Compress JPEG & PNG images and WPML, visit WPML’s support forum.