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September 20, 2023

The TinyPNG – JPEG, PNG & webP Image Compression plugin allows you to optimize any images that you upload to you multilingual WordPress website. It also features a bulk optimization option that you can use to optimize the existing images in your media library.

Watch this short tutorial to learn how to use the TinyPNG – JPEG, PNG & webP images compression plugin to optimize images. The video also shows you how to optimize images translated using WPML’s Media Translation add-on.

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Getting Started

Start by installing and activating the following:

If you’re new to WPML, check out our Getting Started Guide. It quickly walks you through different translation options you can use.

WPML Translation Mode Options

WPML makes it possible for you to translate your site’s content in two different ways:

Translating Images and Other Media

WPML allows you to translate the metadata of images. This includes the image titles, captions, alt texts, and descriptions. Additionally, you can choose to show different images for content in different languages. You can learn more by checking out our guide to translating images using Media Translation.

Optimizing Images

From your main admin navigation menu, go to Settings → TinyPNG – JPEG, PNG & WebP image compression and authenticate your Tinify account. Then, choose your preferred method for compressing images in New image uploads. If you choose to Compress new images in the background (Recommended) or Compress new images during upload, TinyPNG will automatically optimize any images you upload to your WordPress media library.

Choosing how to compress new images with TinyPNG

To optimize your existing media library in bulk, go to Media → Bulk Optimization and click on Start Bulk Optimization.

Using TinyPNG to optimize an existing media library in bulk

Known Issues

There are no unresolved compatibility issues between this plugin and WPML. Search all known issues.

Getting Help

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