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How to Optimize Images in WordPress with WPvivid Image Optimization Free

WPvivid Image Optimization plugin is an all-in-one WordPress image optimization plugin that provides the ability to easily optimize images on your WordPress website in bulk, which will greatly help to improve Google PageSpeed Insights score of the website.

In this guide, we’ll see how to use WPvivid Image Optimization plugin to optimize images on your WordPress site.

Install the Plugin

Like any other WordPress plugins, you can easily install the WPvivid Image Optimization plugin from your WordPress dashboard.

First, on your WordPress dashboard > left admin menu > Plugins > Add New.

On the page that opens, search for WPvivid Image Optimization > Click Install > Click Activate.

Install WPvivid Image Optimization Plugin

Once done, you will see WPvivid Imgoptim showing up on your left admin menu. Click it to open the plugin page.

Sign up to Get An API License(It’s Free!)

Next, on the plugin page, you will need to sign up to get an API license. You may ask why do I need to sign up? That is because we use our own private server groups for images optimization, for security reasons, users will need to sign up to gain access to the servers.

To sign up, simply enter your email on the field, then click Sign up, it’s free button. You will then see a message of ‘An API license has been sent to your email address, please check it.


It’s completely free to sign up and each account signed up will have 1000 credits per month for optimizing up to 1000 images.

GDPR Note:

Our servers do not receive any personal information of your website except for the images that you want to optimize. And we won’t keep any copies of your images on our sever.

Next, go to your email account, check and copy the API license in the inbox(if you do not see it in inbox, check your spam folder and make sure that your mailbox is not full).

Sign up to Get API License

Paste the API key on the API license field on the plugin and click Connect to Server button.

Connect to WPvivid Image Optimization Server

Once done, it will automatically redirect to the page where you can start optimizing images.

Start Optimizing Images

Optimize Images in WordPress


It is recommended to back up the entire website with WPvivid Backup & Migration plugin (It’s free).before optimizing images.

Before starting optimizing images, you can choose to only resize images or compress and resize all images and choose the server where you want to perform the optimization.

Next, click Optimize Now button to start the process.

Optimizing Images in WordPress

Once done, you will see a success message pop up.

Optimize Images in WordPress Done

Manage(Check or Restore) Optimized Images

All optimized images will be displayed in the Optimized Images list, where you can view all the optimized images and select specific images to restore it to unoptimized status.

Manage Restore Optimized Images

To restore an image, select it from the list and choose Restore selected images from the dropdown menu, click Apply.

Tweak Image Optimization Settings

To tweak settings for image optimization, go to the Settings page from the plugin menu on the left admin menu.

On the Settings page, you will have the options including,

  • Choose server location for image optimization
  • Choose compression mode: lossless or lossy
  • Enable auto-resize large images
  • Optimize different sizes of images
  • Enable image backup before optimization
  • Enable auto-optimization for images upon upload

WPvivid Image Optimization Plugin Settings

Manage API License

To manage your API license, go to the API license page, on the page, you can enter your API license or remove a license to sign out.

Manage API License

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