Optimize WordPress Post Images – Prevent WordPress Post Image Being Too Large

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Optimize WordPress Post Image - Prevent WordPress Post Image Being Too Large

Have you ever noticed your image appearing way to big on your WordPress Post?

To prevent your WordPress post images from being too large, you can use the following methods:

  1. Compression: Compress the images before uploading them to your website. You can use online tools such as TinyPNG or JPEG Mini to compress your images. This will reduce their file size without compromising on quality.
  2. Image Sizes: In WordPress, you can set custom image sizes for your website. Go to Settings > Media and set the maximum width and height for your images. This way, your images will be automatically resized to the specified dimensions when you upload them.
  3. Lazy Loading: Enable lazy loading for your images. This means that images will only load as the user scrolls down the page, reducing the initial load time and the amount of data used. You can use a plugin such as Lazy Load by WP Rocket to enable this feature.
  4. Serve Images in WebP format: WebP is a newer image format that provides smaller file sizes and faster load times compared to traditional formats like JPEG or PNG. You can use a plugin like ShortPixel Image Optimizer to convert your images to WebP format.

By using these methods, you can ensure that your images are optimized for the web and won’t slow down your website.

Regarding point-2 Image Sizes

WordPress CSS tips

There is a simple CSS trick you can apply to your theme. Every blogger like to put images in posts. After all, an image is worth a thousand words, isn’t it?

Put below code to your theme’s style.css  file.

.post img {
    max-width: 550px; /* Adjust this value according to your content area size*/
    height: auto;

Hope you find this helpful. Explore all WordPress Tips. Most WordPress themes display posts content within a <div> tag.

However, if the hack don’t work, make sure you have this tag on your single.php  file.

2 thoughts on “Optimize WordPress Post Images – Prevent WordPress Post Image Being Too Large”

    • Hi Ky Faus. That usually happens because on mobile you theme must be loading media CSS which overrides desktop CSS properties.

      Trying adding the same above solution to your Media CSS. That’s what we do on Crunchify.


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