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Smush – Lazy Load Images, Optimize & Compress Images

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Optimize images, turn on lazy load, resize, compress & improve your Google Page Speed with the incredibly powerful and 100% free WordPress image smusher, brought to you by the superteam at WPMU DEV!

And whether you spell it ‘optimise’ or ‘optimize’, Smush will compress images without a visible drop in quality.

Image optimization is the easiest way to make your site load super fast!

Award Winning Image Optimizer

Smush has been benchmarked and tested number one for speed and quality. It is also the award-winning, back-to-back proven crowd favorite image optimization & image compression plugin for WordPress.

  • Lossless Compression – Strip unused data and compress images without affecting image quality.
  • Lazy Load – Defer offscreen images with the flip of a switch.
  • Bulk Smush – Optimize & compress up to 50 images with one click.
  • Image Resizing – Set a max width and height and large images will scale down as they are being compressed.
  • Incorrect Size Image Detection – Quickly locate images that are slowing down your site.
  • Directory Smush – Optimize images even if they are not located in the media library.
  • Automated Optimization – Asynchronously auto-smush your attachments for super fast compression on upload.
  • Without Monthly Limits – Optimize all of your images up to 5MB in size, free forever (no daily, monthly, or annual caps).
  • Gutenberg Block Integration – View all Smush stats directly in image blocks.
  • Multisite Compatible – Offers both global and individual Multisite settings.
  • Process All Your Files – Smush will process PNG, JPEG, and GIF files for optimum results.
  • Super Servers – Smush images with no slowdown using WPMU DEV’s fast, reliable Smush API.
  • Convert to WebP (Pro Only) – Upgrade and automatically serve images in Next-Gen WebP format.
  • Configs – Set your preferred Smush settings, save them as config, and instantly upload to any other site.
  • And many, many, more!

Learn The Ropes With These Hands-On Smush Tutorials

Compress Image While Preserving Image Quality

Some image compression tools destroy images with as much as a 30% loss in quality. Our servers strip hidden bulky information from your images and reduce file size without affecting the appearance.

Smush meticulously scans every image you upload – or have already added to your site – cuts all the unnecessary data and scales it for you before adding it to your media library. And it can serve images in the WebP format.

Compress any Image in any Directory

In addition to smushing your media uploads, you may want to compress the images stored in other folders. Smush now lets you compress any image in any directory so that you can optimize all the images on your site – including NextGEN images, images stored on Amazon S3 using WP Offload Media and images in EVERY WordPress plugin and theme package!

Compatible with Your Favorite Themes, Page Builders and Media Library Plugins

No matter what theme or plugins you use to better manage your WordPress media library, Smush has you covered. Check out just a few of the popular products Smush is working with to help make your site faster and more efficient:

Incorrect Size Image Detection

Smush includes a wrong size image finder. Activate and your images will be highlighted with smart tips for scaling your images. Quickly locate the images that are keeping you from getting that perfect 100 on your Google PageSpeed test.

Defer Offscreen Images

Smush has lazy load built-in. If your page has a bunch of images below the fold, lazy loading will drastically speed up your page by serving only the images being viewed and delaying others further down the page.

Save time with Smush Configs

Configs allow you to save your preferred Smush configuration settings and apply them to your other sites in a few clicks. You can create unlimited configs.


“I had no idea that my page load time was being dragged down by the images. The plugin nearly halved the time it took.” – karlcw


“I optimise my photos in Photoshop, but Smush makes it so easy – it does it automatically. I can just sit back and enjoy the speed.” – helen432


“Smush helped reduce the total files size on my site and increased browsing speed. Well done guys!” – pdci


“It’s very discrete and does not bother me with an API key or other additional installation steps. The main dashboard of the plugin gives me nice insight. Overall it really fits my needs and I’ll be willing to upgrade to pro if my needs change. I’d recommend it to clients/friends without hesitation. Keep it up!” – tarkan_

What about Multisite?

Smush can be used to optimize all the images across your entire network! Use global settings or configure each site individually.

Smush is super easy to use – no confusing compression software settings. Smush images in your library one at a time or bulk smush up to 50 images at a time. Plus, configure auto-smush to asynchronously scale and compress some or all of your images as they are being uploaded – it’s incredibly fast.

The faster your site loads, the more Google, Bing, Yahoo, and other search engines will like it. Your site will load faster and rank higher.

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Smush can take care of all your image compression needs, for free!

However, if you’d like Super Smush lossy compression, fast CDN image delivery, WebP conversion, automatic resizing, the ability to optimize (or optimise) images up to 32MB, bulk smush optimization for all your images in just one-click, auto-convert PNG to JPEG, the ability to Smush and make a copy of your full-sized images (to restore them at any point), you can always take the next step with WP Smush Pro. And get even more with her whole team of WordPress optimization hero friends (security, SEO, performance, support, and maintenance automation) – trusted by thousands of agencies and freelancers offering site maintenance services.


Smush does not interact with end users on your website. The only input option Smush has is to a newsletter subscription for site admins only.

Smush uses a third-party email service (Mailchimp) to send informational emails (Opt-in) to the site administrator. The administrator’s email address is sent to Mailchimp and a cookie is set by the service. Only administrator information is collected by Mailchimp.

Smush sends images to the WPMU DEV servers to optimize them for web use. This includes the transfer of EXIF data. The EXIF data will either be stripped or returned as it is. It is not stored on the WPMU DEV servers.

About Us

WPMU DEV is a premium supplier of quality WordPress plugins, services and support. Learn more here:

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Hey, one more thing… we hope you enjoy our free offerings as much as we’ve loved making them for you!

Contact and Credits

Originally written by Alex Dunae at Dialect (dialect.ca, e-mail ‘alex’ at ‘dialect dot ca’), 2008-11.



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Hi all.

I don’t know about anyone else, but I am no WP wizard! Whilst I think I know what would help, what would improve and what would make the site better, unless it comes in the simplest of forms, I’m a bit stuck.

Smush does a great job of reducing the footprint of my images. I get no issues whatsoever and that is exactly what I need, an piece of kit that just does the job, no drama.

Thanks to the team that developed Smush.

I recommend it, hands down ????



2022-03-24 at 19:33:42

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maybe if i paid for the plugin it would work more noticeably…? can’t be sure but in its ‘free’ state i guess it works but my site still gets warnings about images being too big… oh well…



2022-03-24 at 19:32:14

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Thanks so much for this great free plugin! Saved a lot of work and stress.



2022-03-24 at 19:31:28

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Makes a huge difference in site speed!



2022-03-24 at 19:31:27

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very useful



2022-03-24 at 19:30:55

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Recent installation on my blog has proven it worthy and increased my sites speed.
Keep improving 5star to you



2022-03-24 at 19:30:52

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You have to pay to serve images as .webp
Did nothing to improve page speed after running bulk image compression…still served regular images.



2022-03-24 at 19:30:52

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Not going to lie, this is a completely worthless plugin


Lillian Laidlow

2022-03-24 at 19:30:45

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Really great at compressing images



2022-03-24 at 19:29:32

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It did all I need.



2022-03-24 at 19:29:32

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Seems to be doing its job and easier to use compared to others I’ve tried.



2022-03-24 at 19:29:27

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A useful plugin for speeding up your website.



2022-03-24 at 19:29:25

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All works as it supposed to. I’m using it in combination with the Hummingbird plugin from the same author.



2022-03-24 at 19:29:09

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Does what i expected it to do.



2022-03-24 at 19:28:15

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I love this plugin! Smush is effective and super easy to use.



2022-03-24 at 19:28:11

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Works as decroped and works well



2022-03-24 at 19:28:00

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With a little bit of effort, a free way to speed up some page load times.



2022-03-24 at 19:28:00

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does the job



2022-03-24 at 19:27:50

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Can be a little glitchy sometimes, unable to smush the same 2 files, but it’s fine otherwise.



2022-03-24 at 19:27:47

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Just does what it says, works as one would want it to.



2022-03-24 at 19:27:44

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Just want I needed. Thank you.



2022-03-24 at 19:27:42

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Easy to use. Works well.



2022-03-24 at 19:27:42

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This plugin works well and helps my site load faster.



2022-03-24 at 19:27:42

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Does what it says on the tin



2022-03-24 at 19:27:07

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Smush works very well it does what it is supposed to do


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