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Image Optimization

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Lossy vs Lossless Compression: A Beginner’s Guide to Both Formats

Images need to look their best. Compression methods — like lossy vs lossless — are one way to keep quality high and file sizes low.
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12 min read
Publish date
January 15, 2022

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Everything You Need to Know About WordPress Image Sizes

Learn everything about WordPress image sizes and how you can use them to spruce up your website's visual content and graphics.
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20 min read
Publish date
December 21, 2021

SVG vs PNG: What Are the Differences and When to Use Them

Which is better for your website images? SVG vs PNG? Today, we're weighing the pros and cons of each image format so you don't have to.
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10 min read
Publish date
December 15, 2021

How to Use WebP Images on WordPress (Shrink Image File Sizes up to 35%)

Need to cut down on image file sizes? Learn more about the WebP image format and how you can start using it on your WordPress site.
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11 min read
Publish date
July 12, 2021

WordPress Background Images: How to Add, Edit, and Customize Theme

Adding a WordPress background image needn't be so challenging. Learn how to activate, edit, and customize them in this in-depth guide.
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88 min read
Publish date
March 8, 2021

WordPress Featured Image Not Showing Properly (Or Not At All)

Learn how to fix WordPress featured image not showing properly on your site. We'll explore both manual and plugin solutions.
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71 min read
Publish date
March 1, 2021

15 Best Image File Types (Pros vs Cons + Use Cases for Each Format)

Don't know the difference between JPEG and PNG and GIF? Get to know the most used image formats, plus when and where to use them.
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17 min read
Publish date
September 25, 2020

JPG vs JPEG: Understanding the Most Common Image File Format

What is JPG in comparison to JPEG? When it comes to .jpeg vs .jpg, the truth is there are few differences between the two except the number of char…
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13 min read
Publish date
August 16, 2019

Why and How to Use Lossy Compression on Your WordPress Images

Check out the differences between lossy compression and lossless compression. Determine which method you should use, how to, and the performance im…
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11 min read
Publish date
May 3, 2018

10 Stunning Places to Find Free Images For WordPress

Finding free images for personal and commercial is hard. Check out our post on the 10 best places to find free images for WordPress, no strings att…
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5 min read
Publish date
September 18, 2017

How to Protect Images On Your Site (+ What To Do After Theft)

Image theft and copying have become a huge problem on the web. Check out how to protect images on your site, find copied images, and what to do abo…
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14 min read
Publish date
August 30, 2017

How To Optimize Images for Web and Performance

Images are often the #1 element responsible for slow page load times. Learn how to optimize images for web, as well as performance on your WordPres…
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19 min read
Publish date
May 16, 2017

How to Implement WordPress Lazy Load on Images and Videos

Check out our step-by-step tutorial on how to implement WordPress lazy load on images and videos. This can help boost performance and save resources.
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9 min read
Publish date
July 14, 2016