In my previous post about enabling Gzip compression in your site via control panel, the trick will slimming down your wordpress blog size and eventually speeding up your site load time. Faster page load time means higher score in Page Speed and YSlow!
Here’s another step to make your wordpress blog slimmer: install WP Smush.it
After installing and activating the plugin, you can access it via wordpress menu “Media–>Library”
This plugin will trimming down your image size based on Yahoo Smush.it technology. WP Smush.it will work on-the-fly when you are successfully uploading an image. Wp Smush.it also can work on-demand, means you can manually “smush” your images. By accessing menu “Media–>Library”, you can see how much space WP Smush.it save you per-image basis.
There’s a lot of saving in PNG image format (more than 20% saving) and basically below 10% saving for JPG image format (JPG format is already compressed and lossy, so, this is normal).
Reduce your image size on-the-fly, save hard disk space and gain faster page load time FOR FREE! How can you miss this offer.