WordPress plugin: WP Smush.it – Improve site performance

Reduce image file sizes and improve performance using the Smush.it API within WordPress.

Yahoo’s excellent Exceptional Performance series recommends optimizing images in several lossless ways:

  • stripping meta data from JPEGs
  • optimizing JPEG compression
  • converting certain GIFs to indexed PNGs
  • stripping the un-used colours from indexed images

Smush.it offers an API that performs these optimizations (except for stripping JPEG meta data) automatically, and this plugin seamlessly integrates Smush.it with WordPress.


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WordPress plugin: W3 Total Cache – Improve Your Web Page Performance

W3 Total Cache: Improve site performance and user experience via caching: browser, page, object, database, minify and content delivery network support.

Descriptions:

The most complete WordPress performance framework.

Recommended by web hosts like: MediaTemple, Host Gator, Page.ly and WP Engine and countless more.

Trusted by countless sites like: mattcutts.com, mashable.com, smashingmagazine.com, makeuseof.com, yoast.com, kiss925.com, pearsonified.com, lockergnome.com, johnchow.com, ilovetypography.com, webdesignerdepot.com, css-tricks.com and tens of thousands of others.

W3 Total Cache improves the user experience of your site by improving your server performance, caching every aspect of your site, reducing the download times and providing transparent content delivery network (CDN) integration.

An inside look:

 

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