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Step 1: Rename image file
To a descriptive name that can identify the image without viewing it. Renaming enhances the SEO ranking of a website by making it simple to organize and assign files without waiting for thumbnails to generate.
- Rename to a descriptive title (can be according to page title too!)
- Replace space with underscores (_), dash (-)
- DO NOT use special characters.
- Use number (0123456789) for multiple pictures.
Example: (name - type - number)
Step 2: Resize image
WordPress creates 4-6 resizes by default for every image you upload to your site. Your theme, or other plugins you have installed, may add additional sizes to be created for each upload. So while you might look at the Media Library and think you only have 100 images, it is likely that you have at least 500.
|Background||Ideal File Size|
|White||< 100KB in .jpg|
|Transparent||< 300KB in .png|
|Favicon||512 x 512|
|Product Image||800 x 800 Square
800 x 1200 Portrait
|Featured image||1024 x 720|
|Page Title Bg.||1200 x 600|
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Step 3: Compress Image
If your image is larger than 300KB, compressing it can help reduce the file size and speed up page loading. Use free image optimizer online below: