Easter bunny special: Autoptimize 2.5

Autoptimize 2.5 has been released earlier today (April 22nd).
Main focus of this release is more love for image optimization, now on a separate tab and including lazyload and WebP support.
Lots of other bugfixes and smaller improvements too off course, e.g. an option to disable the minification of excluded CSS/ JS (which 2.4 did by default).
No Easter eggs in there though 🙂

Autoptimize 2.5 beta: image lazy loading

2018 is end of life and 2019 will be released soon. Autoptimize 2.5 is not at that point yet, but I just pushed a version to GitHub which adds image lazy loading to Autoptimize;

The actual lazy-loading is implemented by the integrated lazysizes JS lazy loader which has a lot of options some of which I will experiment with and bring to Autoptimize to the default improve user experience.
If you want you can download the beta (2.5.0-beta2) now from Github (disable 2.4.4 before activating the beta) and start using the new functionality immediately. And if you have feedback; shoot, I’ll be happy to take your remarks with me to bring AO 2.5 ready for release (I’m targeting March, but we’ll see).
Enjoy the celebrations and have a great 2019!