Controlling Image Size in WordPress is a very important issue ignored by many people that publish WordPress sites. The fact of the matter is, size matters. Width and height of your image matters as weight as what I will call the “weight” of the image. When I say weight, I mean is the image 25k or 25meg, or 25 gig. Some people, yes even some people that actually get paid to put up WordPress sites do not know the difference between a k, meg and gig. Sad, sad, sad.
I might have an image that is 900meg in weight. Out of the camera or cell phone, the image might be 30 inches by 40 inches. Yes, people actually load these into their WordPress site, and there are options to change the width and height of the image, but the fact of the matter is that the image is still 900meg.
The real problem is that who only puts one image on a page. Once I put one image on page and I see how that one image livens up the page, I start putting in more and more and more. And I think that I am not alone.
Suddenly, on page has a gig of images to be downloaded and then, your audience has to wait 5 to 12 seconds, or more for the page to load. How long do you wait for a page to load when you are suffering for information you really want? Do you wait 12 seconds? Would you wait 30 seconds? What do you do when it takes that long for a page to load? Bye, Bye, web stats. This is why Controlling Image Size in WordPress is of extreme importance.
Controlling Image Size in WordPress is also important because many people that build their sites on their own, or hire others to do it for them also get out of hand with the number of Plugins they load up. I have seen sites where people have 73 plugin loaded in and the clients do not understand why the pages take one minute to load.
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