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December 12, 2017 at 4:00 pm #448181Alan
I’m getting the following message when I run a check in wpmudev (website optimization tool) –
Compressing and resizing http://rvacrossamerica.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/balloon_fest_casper_summer_2017.jpg could save 103.6KiB (78% reduction).
This is appearing for several images. They say its taking extra resources to resize the image (css & html) and I need to resize the image. In reading the background documentation, they say I can either go into the theme files & apply a “fix” – or – use the media editor in wordpress to resize the image to the ideal size for the generate press theme. So… what is the best approach and/or what is the ideal image dimensions for the generate press theme?
Thanks in advance!GeneratePress 2.0GP Premium 1.5.6December 12, 2017 at 7:09 pm #448249LeoStaffCustomer Support
I would say it depends on the container size that you are applying the background image on.
If you are referring to the body background image, then I would say at least width of 1920px so it’s full width on 1080p monitors without resizing.
Let me know if this helps.December 12, 2017 at 7:47 pm #448265Alan
Its simply images I’m embedding into blog posts. For example, the balloon image on this page is one of the images that has been reported to need resizing – http://rvacrossamerica.net/rv-trends-summer-2017-financing/December 12, 2017 at 11:12 pm #448306TomLead DeveloperLead DeveloperDecember 13, 2017 at 6:29 am #448538Alan
Already using it – and its smushit that came back with the list of images it can not fix because they have to be resized. Again – I’m back to the original question… what is the ideal size image for generatepress?December 13, 2017 at 1:08 pm #448894TomLead DeveloperLead Developer
There isn’t one. It depends on your specific content layout and where the image will be placed.
If your content area is 900px wide, your images should be around that width (maybe a bit bigger).
That being said, compression is separate to the image size issue. Smushit should compress them, but you can also use an online solution like: http://optimizilla.com/December 15, 2017 at 5:45 pm #450555Alan
How is optimizilla different from irfanview? Will they both do the same job? Or for that matter – the media editor in wordpress?December 18, 2017 at 10:50 pm #452637TomLead DeveloperLead Developer
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