Get the popular WP Smush Pro image optimization plugin features – without paying $228 annual *rent*.


Honest and common-sense alternatives to paid WP Smush Pro plugin.

Inspired by the popular plugin WP Smush.

WP Smush plugin free version produces a best-case 10 percent improvement for JPEG images. This is not enough to make a significant difference in page load time. It’s one of the least beneficial of image optimization plugins we’ve benchmark tested. Yet the most popular. Go figure. Over a half million active installs!

You can get the same website image optimization functions for free with other standalone plugins – and produce even better results.

WP Smush Pro premium has an annual *rental* fee. Don’t get locked in for recurring annual-renewal plugins. Save your money.

The CRUSH.ME ebook contains honest and common-sense free alternatives to the WP Smush plugin. Get mobile WordPress speed!

What are Speed Alternatives?
PagePipe Speed Alternatives are ebook-only guides to essential page-speed fundamentals, speed techniques, or deep obsessions on a single aspect of WordPress plugins. Whatever the report, you’re only a quick read away from learning vital, practical know-how for faster mobile speed. Popular plugins are usually the heaviest loading. You get alternatives for better speed.

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Our “CRUSH.ME” report is 1,183 words.
PDF: 13 pages, 8.5×11 inch, 1.1MB.


CRUSH.ME $1795


  • WP Smush Pro full-feature plugin is expensive. You can save hundreds of dollars over time using alternatives.
  • Easily add WP Smush features to your website with alternative free, WordPress-archived plugins.
  • Bulk compress images in your media library.
  • Better visually-lossless compression with up to 70 percent less image weight.
  • Scale your image dimensions on upload. This saves page speed.
  • Optionally convert PNG to lossy JPEG.
  • Site contributors don’t need to concern themselves with manually scaling images and can upload them directly from their camera or phone.

About the Author

Steve Teare
Steve Teare, Performance Engineer

Steve Teare researches WordPress plugin speed techniques and methods. Steve’s most valued super-power is creativity.

Site owners need education. Not how to make nice-looking sites. But how not to abuse and ruin WordPress – and thus the Internet itself. Steve’s mission: save the Internet from the approaching WordPress Apocalypse!

Steve’s passion is balancing the perception of speed with color and images. Building for speed stops mobile website abuse. Performance is not just an afterthought, bake it in from the start.

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Speed Alternatives
Speed-mastery for WordPress power users.

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We reverse-engineer premium and popular plugins. We discover ways to duplicate their main features. We use a blend of discrete, free, copycat plugins. These lightweight – sometimes esoteric – alternatives won’t slow down your website.

Get speed tips and instructions. You’re buying our knowledge and expertise. Links to plugins are included for your convenience and backup. All open-source plugin downloads are the property of their original authors and protected by GPL licenses. They are endorsed and available from the WordPress plugin directory. We don’t provide plugins or support. But we do answer email speed questions for 30 days after purchase.


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