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How To Setup ShortPixel For Image Optimization On Website
By on July 20th, 2021. Technology
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Hello guys, did you also know that ShortPixel Image Optimization can also improve your site speed?

So today am going to teach you guys on How to Setup Shortpixel For Image Optimization on your Website

So before we move on I will like to tell you that what Shortpixel is:

Shortpixel is a tool whereby you can use to reduce the quantity of your website image and by reducing the quantity your website speed can increase with that

Although we have many tools whereby we can use to optimize our website image e.g Smush, Imagifyand ShortPixel

But I will recommend you to use ShortPixel because of the free plan on it and its easy setup

So guys, let’s move to its setup

How To Setup ShortPixel For Image Optimization On Website:

Follow the my below steps properly and don’t miss any step out

Step 1: Download and Activate the ShortPixel Image Optimization Plugin or click here to download and register on their website

After the activation is going to redirect you to their dashboard.

And if it doesn’t redirect you to the dashboard go to settings and click on Shortpixel

Step 2: You have to get an API Key from them and to do that;

Put your email address where it was requested and click on Request Key

The API Key will be sent to the email address you put on it

Step 3: Go to your Gmail, click on the message sent by ShortPixel and you will find your API Key

Copy the API Key, Go back to your ShortPixel dashboard, and paste the API Key in where it was requested

After that, click on Validate.

After your API key has been validated successfully it will redirect you to the main page.

On that main page, you will find General, Advanced, Cloudflare API, Statistic, and WP Resources

So let’s set up General Page;

Enable the Also Include thumbnails

Image Backup

Remove EXIF

Make sure all Listed above are Enable

Move on to Resize Large images

Set the To maximum =924 and make sure your pixels wide is =924 also

Under it, you will see Cover and Contain

Enable the Cover and leave the Contain

After you have done all this click on Save Changes

So let’s move to Advance Page

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You can do the settings yourself but make sure all that I listed below are enabled

CMYK to RGB conversion

Optimize Retina Images

Optimize PDFs

Optimize media on upload

After you have enabled all listed above you can click on save changes

You can leave the remaining pages on the dashboard e.g Cloudflare API, Statistic, and WP Resources

Step 4: Click here to go to their main website, log in with your email address your password will also be in your email address

On their dashboard click on Price & Pricing

On their plan, you have a Free Plan which can optimize 100 images per month and if you want to upgrade your plan you can also do that there

So after it optimizes the 100 images you have to wait till another one month so that you can optimize another 100 images

Step 5: Go back to your ShortPixel dashboard and click on Save and Go to Bulk Process

On this page, you will find Your Media Library

Press the Start Optimizing button

If the Start Optimizing button is not available, Go back to step 3 and check if you set General Page and the Advance Page well

If you set it well click on General Page and click on Save and Go to Bulk Process

The Start Optimizing Button will be available then

All the images on your website will start optimizing

This ShortPixel image optimizing tool is very important because images on the WordPress site stores on Media Library and it’s going to decrease your site speed so Optimizing the quantity of the Images it’s going to boost your site speed

And you can also click here to know how you can increase your website speed with WP Rocket

Note: The Free Plan can only Optimize 100 images on your website for a month so you have to wait till another month for you to optimize another 100 images

Thanks for reading on How To Setup ShortPixel For Image Optimization On Website

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