Optimizing images is crucial for modern websites. Not only does it significantly reduce page load times, ensuring a smoother user experience, but it also improves SEO rankings and reduces bandwidth costs. With the rise in mobile browsing, where data and speed are paramount, utilizing features like image compression, conversion to the efficient WebP format, and maintaining appropriate image dimensions becomes essential.
Cloudpress allows you to apply these optimizations when exporting images to your CMS automatically.
Enabling image optimizations for your CMS connection
Enable image optimization can be done on a per-connection level. Go to the Connections page and select the CMS connection you want to enable image optimizations for.
By default, image optimization is disabled. Enable optimization with the Enable image optimization toggle. When image optimization is enabled, Cloudpress will automatically compress all your images before uploading them to your CMS. Cloudpress also allows you to configure additional settings.
The Image format setting allows you to specify the format of the images. Keep original format will keep the images in their original file format. You can convert images to WebP by selecting the Convert to WebP option.
You can also enforce maximum image dimensions by specifying a maximum width and height. When specified, any image that exceeds the maximum width or height will be scaled down to fit in the maximum dimensions specified. Cloudpress will scale the image proportionally, ensuring your image maintains the original aspect ratio.