Step 3: Compress/Optimize Resized Images

Simply resizing your images is not enough. Like I've said in the beginning, simply having an image optimization plugin is not enough as well.

A good image optimization plugin will help you compress your images while uploading to your website.

To achieve the best result, I would recommend you to do an extra step of manually compressing your images even before you upload it.

I know this may seem more complicated and troublesome but your image file size plays a really crucial role in determining your site speed.

Images are somewhat the "heaviest" thing to load on your website. That's why I said you could drastically improve your site speed by just resizing and optimizing your images.


So, below are the steps to take:

  1. I recommend using a FREE online tool called Kraken.io or TinyJPG.
  2. Upload the resized image
  3. Download the file

You'll be able to see the original file size, the compressed file size and the percentage of file size you saved. Below is just an example using Kraken.io:

If you have image size of 200KB, it's a really "heavy" image. It's possible to compress it to less than 100KB using Kraken!

For Kraken, when you click the 'Download File' button, it will open your compressed image in a new tab. You then right click on the image and click "Save Image As" to save the image to your computer.

Whilst, for TinyJPG, when you click the Download button, it will straightaway open up the Download window to save the image to your computer.


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bigrog44 Premium
Thanks for sharing, Jerry.
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JerryHuang Premium
My pleasure!
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Gopika1 Premium
I've been trying to delete themes and I cannot find the way, any help?
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JHaugland Premium
Appearance > Themes
Then hover over a theme that is not in use and click Theme details.
In the window that opens, click Delete in the bottom right corner.
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JerryHuang Premium
Go to your themes > Click on the theme you want to delete and there's a "delete" button at the bottom right corner :)
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JerryHuang Premium
Haha, thank you Haugland! We posted the answer together.
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Hehe :)
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Gopika1 Premium
hahaha :)
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Gopika1 Premium
hehehe
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drjec Premium
Thanks. This is a very practical, clear training.
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JerryHuang Premium
My pleasure :)
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BenjisDad Premium
Good stuff Jerry.

Really appreciate you taking time to write this out!

On Lesson 2, Do you know if that affects SEO at all?

Also, do you know of a bulk way to turn it off on all pages and posts?
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JerryHuang Premium
Hi Chris!
Do you mean if deleting the unused stuffs affects SEO?

For those published posts & pages, if your original setting is to have trackbacks and pingbacks turned on, you have to edit it one by one.

You can only change the setting for all your future contents in the WordPress Discussion setting page.
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BenjisDad Premium
Does turning off the trackbacks and pingbacks affect SEO. IDK why it would, but I guess i need to do more research as to what it is! lol.

Thanks for the info, I will use this stuff to speed up the site.

Do you think Thrive makes the site run slowly at all? I dont think so, just curious your thoughts.
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JerryHuang Premium
Hi Chris, here is a good post you can refer to to learn more about trackbacks and pingbacks.
https://www.elegantthemes.com/blog/resources/wordpress-trackbacks-and-pingbacks

Basically, they have both pros and cons. But many believe that they are dead today. Check it out yourself :) I'm also learning at the same time!

As for Thrive Themes and its plugins, I know they have huge file sizes. However, they work great on my end. Maybe because their products are well-coded.

There are some people having issue with Thrive products but I don't know much about that because it doesn't happen on my end. If you have any issue, you should approach SiteSupport and Thrive Support!
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SeanGreentre Premium
Great article. Thanks Jerry.
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JerryHuang Premium
My pleasure!
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