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Images and media plugins add more options to the standard WordPress image and video features. These plugins allow you to display a variety of media types without slowing down your site. Learn more about our recommended plugins for this category in the table below and compare their features - some of which may only be available in pro or premium versions. 

ShortPixel Image OptimizerSmushEWWW Image Optimizer
ShortPixel Image OptimizerSmushEWWW Image Optimizer
About

ShortPixel Image Optimizer is a lightweight plugin that can compress all of your site’s images and PDF documents with one click and automatically resizes and rescales images as you add them.

Smush makes it easy to improve your site performance by optimizing your images. Smush uses lossless compression, lazy loading images, and allows you to set maximum dimensions that images will scale down to during compression.

EWWW Image Optimizer automatically compresses your JPG, PNG, SVG, PDF, and GIF files and scales them for responsive viewing. It also allows you to configure any folder within your WordPress install for optimization including theme images, BuddyPress avatars, bbPress attachments, and more

Pricing model
Plugin price$0-99$0-6, monthly$0-15, Monthly
Date testedJuly 16, 2020August 19, 2020December 22, 2020
Compress your images to improve your site's performance
Lazy-load images
Compatible with 3rd party themes, page builders, and plugins
Serve images from a CDN
Video support
Support multiple file types
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We only recommend plugins that show an ongoing commitment to WPML compatibility. The authors of the plugins featured in the table above work closely with the WPML team on a regular basis to ensure you can build a reliable, multilingual site.