WebP Next Generation Optimized Images
The usage of an outdated image .png and .jpg file formats developed a long time ago now can be crucial for a lot of websites. Images in this format are usually quite big which has no influence on site performance once there are from 30 to 50 images. However, what happens when there are thousands of product pictures or a slow internet connection? Regarding this, Google has developed and integrated WebP image.
WebP image is the next-generation file format that allows you to significantly reduce image size and save its quality at the same time.
Improved Website Performance
Images are the biggest part of data on your store so that having a lot of them slows down your website loading speed. In a digital world with such a big amount of resources available on the web, no one is willing to take any extra seconds for the website to load.
Magento 2 WebP Images module enables you to automatically convert images to WebP format reducing their size with a slight image quality change and correspondingly improve your website performance.
Better SEO Ranking
Due to Google’s algorithm constantly changing in order to deliver the best results to its users it is really hard to define which things are really relevant when it comes to Google rankings. However, one of the most important factors for Google currently is website performance.
With the Magento WebP images extension, you can significantly improve your website loading speed. And since Google positions hugely depend on load speed you can boots customer experience providing them with high-quality Webp images fast.
Up to 50% File Size Reducing
Some time ago image size reduction inevitably led to the distortion of image quality. Now it is hard to differentiate between images before and after the conversion.
Magento 2 WebP Image extension allows you to choose different quality levels to convert images to WebP. It could vary from 90% to 50% which makes you define the quality of the WebP file format and correspondingly your WebP SEO and website load speed.
Automatic WebP Conversion
How many images do you have on your website 100,1000,10000? And you constantly continue to add as new ones. No worries. All you have to do is to configure the Magento 2 WebP extension one single time choosing the size and quality level of the WebP files on your website.
WebP Optimized Images module will convert all current and future images to WebP file format automatically. Just install, enable, configure and benefit from the better-improved website speed in the expense of highly optimized WebP images!
As a standard WebP image file format is accepted by a lot of browsers that already benefit from the faster loading. However, there are browsers that haven’t integrated WebP images optimization yet.
So, in case your website is entered by users from some of those browsers they will be shown original format .jpg /.png images. Magento WebP image extension works great with page cache and varnish, so customers will see no broken images.
Once installed there will be no additional costs or fees you would have to pay for big numbers of images etc. There are no limitations with Magento 2 WebP Images extension as well as there is no need to reply on some 3rd party platforms or services.
Convert images to WebP and join the community of the high quality and fast performing websites that already benefit from the Magento 2 WebP extension.
Does this module work with page cache and varnish? What happens when a page is visited by the user from the Chrome browser which is WebP friendly and then from Safari which is not yet integrated with WebP? Does the user from Safari see a broken image?
- No, he does not. We use the <picture>
Can I change the image quality and size settings once they are already set?
- Yes. You can change the quality of the compressed images at any time setting new quality %. However, you need to press the Clean WebP Cache button to delete all previously generated WebP files so that the new setting is enabled.
Do I need to connect to any external services to be able to use your WebP extension?
- No, you don't need to connect the extension to any external services.
Does the module require root access to my server?
- No, it doesn't need root access to your server.