How To Install & Use Compress JPEG & PNG Images Plugin for WordPress by TinyPNG

How To Install & Use Compress JPEG & PNG Images Plugin for WordPress  by TinyPNG

As images are becoming more & more important part of a website, we need tools to process these images to make the best fit for our website. To handle the images there are several WordPress Plugins for Images available. Image compression is one such task and Compress JPEG & PNG Images Plugin is the best WordPress plugin for Image Compression. Major features of this plugin are :

  • It is developed by one of the most popular online image compression tool company Tinypng. It is really effective and reliable when it comes to optimizing the images.
  • It can automatically optimize the images while you upload them. Also, the optimization can go on in the background to speed up your work, you don’t need to wait for the compression of an image to be completed before uploading the new image.
  • You can bulk compress the already uploaded images in the website at once.
  • You can compress animated PNG with this plugin.
  • With progressive JPEG encoding, it can display JPEG images faster.
  • It preserves the copyright metadata, creation date and GPS location of your original images.
  • It is compatible with Woocommerce, WPML, WP Retina 2X, WP Offload S3 etc.
  • There is no limit on image size.

How To Install Compress JPEG & PNG Images Plugin:

To install this plugin we can follow either of the following 2 methods based on your preference:

    1. Install from Admin Panel – Install it from admin panel in the following steps:
      • Login to the admin panel
      • Go to the plugins section
      • Click Add New
      • Search for Compress JPEG & PNG Images Plugin
      • Click the install button
      • Now click the Activate, done
    2. Install from FTP Account – Install it from the FTP account in the following steps:
      • Download the plugin files from here. It will come in zip format
      • Login to the FTP account using FileZilla or any other FTP client
      • Go to public_html -> wp-content -> plugins
      • Upload the plugins zip file into this folder
      • Extract the zip
      • Now go to the admin panel and you will see it in the installed plugins list
      • Activate the plugin
    3. Install from cPanel – Install it from the cPanel in the following steps:
      • Download the plugin files from here. It will come in zip format
      • Login to the cPanel
      • Open File Manager
      • Go to public_html -> wp-content -> plugins
      • Upload the plugins zip file into this folder
      • Extract the zip
      • Now go to the admin panel and you will see it in the installed plugins list
      • Activate the plugin

How To Use Compress JPEG & PNG Images Plugin:

Before starting to use it lets have a look at the limitation of this plugin:

  1. You can compress only upto 100 images per month for free with this plugin.
  2. If you need to compress more, you have to go for a paid subscription.

After activating this plugin you have to set it up in the following steps:

  1. In the admin panel go to the settings of this plugin.
  2. Here you have to enter an API key.
  3. You can generate this API key on the Tinypng website if you already have an account on Tinypng
  4. You can also click on register a new account and follow the steps to get the API key.
  5. You can select from some options as per your need which are more or less self-explanatory

Once the setup is complete you can start using it in any of the 2 ways : 

  1. Start uploading new images and let this plugin compress them for you automatically.
  2. If there are already uploaded images in the media library, you can go to Media – >Bulk Optimization and compress all the images at once.

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