How to Set up Smush Plugin in WordPress

Do you also feel that your images take too much time to load?

The same problem I have faced a year back when I have started a blog, my website took too much loading time because of the images which have increased the bounce rate of my website.

Soon I have discovered this problem and I found that the size of my images are very high which leads to slowing my website.

Then I have researched and found a plugin called Smush which compresses the images without disturbing their quality.

Smush Plugin

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Smush is known as one of the best plugin for image compressing which prevents your website from lazy load because of high image sizes.

It generally compress the image without disturbing it’s quality i.e the quality of the image would be same as the large image sizes but only your image size will reduce, that is awesome.

Smush has more than 1 Million+ active users, who are getting the benefit of the high-quality image with a speedy website.,

Moreover, it is highly easy to use. Once you set up your Smush plugin you would get an option of Bulk Smush and then the plugin automatically compresses all the images within a minute or two.

How to set up the Smush plugin

Smush plugin is very easy to set up.

So here are the steps to set up Smush plugin;

Step- 1 – First of all install Smush. Login to your WordPress Dashboard -> Drag the pointer to plugins and click on Add new -> A new page will appear search for the plugin ‘Smush’ -> Install and activate.

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Step- 2 – After installing the plugin. Go to installed plugin and search for Smush and click on settings.

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Step- 3 – Once you enter on to the Smush plugin, a pop-up will be appear where you will be asked to ‘Begin Setup’, click on it.

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Step- 4 – The first setting you need to perform is to enable the Automatic compressor, where Smush will automatically compress all the newly uploaded images.

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Step- 5 – In this step enable your EXIF Metadata. As we know images includes lots of data i.e. date, time, location, etc; removing this data will automatically reduce the file size.

So if you want to remove this data you can enable otherwise you can disable it. Note: It will not remove your SEO Metadata.

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Step- 6 – Enable lazy loading, this setting disable the offscreen image loading until the visitors scroll down to them. This setting will enable your website to load faster and occupy less bandwidth.

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Step- 7 – In this setting Smush will occupy your website data to give a better user experience. I recommend you disable it.

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Ultimately your Smush set up is completed.

And once you complete the set up you would get all the settings on your Dashboard. If you want to change a setting you can do it here later.

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Scroll up little bit you would get an option of Bulk Smush Now, which will compress all the images with in a minute or two, Click on it.

This is how the set up and usage of Smush plugin is completed.

Conclusion

Smush is one of the best plugin for compressing images of your website.

I’m using this tool for more than a year and I seem happy to use that.

In this blog, I have explained in detail the Smush plugin and its set up in a very easy manner without any issue.

I hope you have loved the setup of Smush and I’m waiting for your comments regarding this setup procedure.

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