Release the Kraken! RIP EWWW Optimizer

Last Update: July 08, 2019

After the new Affiliate Program, Site Support has given us another monster. Thanks guys, and gals. I got this email this morning.

Hello Mark,

We are excited to let you know that the EWWW image optimizer plugin has been replaced by a much better and enterprise level image optimizer called Kraken.io. Kraken is an outstanding paid image optimizing service that we have included in the new Server Class at Wealthy Affiliate free of charge!

We have installed the Kraken plugin and activated it on your website. Ewww image optimizer has been disabled and one of the reasons is because it requires server settings that can leave the server less secure. As part of our continued efforts to provide the most secure servers, EWWW is no longer able to run on this new server Class with heightened security.

You will find Kraken and image optimization settings under your installed Plugins area.

I think that you will really love Kraken as an image optimization platform that is now available with your Premium membership here at WA :)

Another bullet in our guns.

Mark

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Sharriv Premium
Hello, and thank you for that information.

Question: Do I have to download it from the plugin area in WordPress or is it automatically installed??
Sorry new at this and don't have much of a clue.

thank you
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Robert-A Premium
If you have a new site then it should be one of the plugins WA has installed for you.
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CCelest Premium
Thank you for the information.
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lesabre Premium
Hi Mark,

Would like to know how Kraken is working for you.

Thank you,

Michael
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ExpatMark Premium
I have not used it yet. Looks very promising.
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ColleenF1 Premium
This is pretty ironic, as I just wrote about how EWWW optimizer on a post! Time to do some editing!
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sammy954 Premium
Is this automatic?
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ExpatMark Premium
Yes. You can go to your plug ins and EWWW is deactivated and Kraken is installed.
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Gordon-D Premium
I just checked all 5 of my sites and not one has been installed with Kraken. So has this been rolled out yet or is it just for the few?
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Gordon-D Premium
No it isn't. It will only work on the new PHP 7 server which is still in Beta and only a few have it installed on their sites.
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YumaBloggers Premium
they expect it to take a couple of months to get everyone on the new servers
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Gordon-D Premium
Well I got 2 of my sites on the new server and neither of them has Kraken, so I wouldn't hold your breath on that one
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YumaBloggers Premium
They will get you updated,they said new sites are going directly to Kraken and one of my new domains has it so patience is all that is needed.
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MDehaan1 Premium
i am fairly new at WA and have Kraken on my website---thank you all you do at WA to make this the nest affiliate program!!
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Feochadan Premium
AWESOME!!! Hey, if we have moved our site rubix website over to our own domains, does the old EWWW still get removed or should we be doing this ourselves? Thanks again to the cutting edge folks here at WA!
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ExpatMark Premium
You can check your plug ins and EWWW is deactivated and Kraken has been installed. Great job by site support.
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StunningBell Premium
Wow wow and wow. Looking forward to CDNs
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rubanzema Premium
Thank you for sharing. Mine is still there.
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Paul1916 Premium
Do we have to install this new plugin on all our existing sites or does it come through automatically?
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manna4star2 Premium
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ExpatMark Premium
MIne was already done this morning.
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Nick-at-WA Premium
Only for new websites
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Paul1916 Premium
Perfect, thanks a mill
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