Autoptimize 2.5 almost ready, last call for testers!

Autoptimize 2.5 is almost ready! It features a new “Images”-tab to house all Image optimization options, including support for lazy-loading images and WebP (the only next-gen image format that really matters, no?);

So download the beta and test lazy-loading and WebP (and all of the other changes) and let me know of any issue you might find!

5 thoughts on “Autoptimize 2.5 almost ready, last call for testers!

  1. Ian

    Sounds Great. So I’ve been using Cache Enabler and W3TC for WebP from Optimus. Will the new WebP function make cache enabler redundant?

    Will the lazy loader work properly with mobile as the Wp Rocket one doesn’t seem to even with the new update. Would be great to get rid of two plugins!!

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    1. frank Post author

      WebP support in AO is part of the image optimization option, which ties in with Shortpixel I’m afraid Ian. The good news though is that indeed you don’t need a caching plugin that “knows” of webp, as all is done client-side by integrating with the lazy-load solution which indeed should work flawlessly on mobile (you can always test this site to make sure).

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      1. Ian Marshall Rance

        That was quick!
        So if I understand this properly, the WebP implementation is to create the files with Shortpixel – the same job I have Optimus doing at the moment which is working nicely for me.

        And your Good News Flash is that I don’t need Cache Enabler anymore to serve up those cached image pages and can just let W3TC do the job?

      2. frank Post author

        Ditching Cache Enabler will only work if you switch to AO’s image optimization, as the (JS-)code automagically switches between the WebP and non-WebP image URL on the Shortpixel CDN based on browser capability. Although if you’re into JavaScript it should not be difficult to apply the same principle on Optimus-optimized images :-)

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