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Using PressThumb for Your WordPress Apps

Pagely offers a specialized image optimization service we bake into your technical stack called PressThumb. Based on Thumbor, PressThumb automatically optimizes JPEG files as they are served acting as another asset to partner with our performance empowering PressCACHE system. It can also automatically detect WebP clients like Chrome and serve a WebP version of a specific image.

What is PressThumb?

At its most basic level, PressThumb works as our in-house image processor to optimize only those images in your media gallery. Going a step beyond that, we can install it to generate thumbnails for you automatically, opposed to having generating static files of every needed dimension (note: this step requires some code modifications to skip thumbnail generation).

Read more into PressThumb vs your typical WordPress image optimization plugins and other helpful pointers over on our Support Knowledge Base.

Advantages of PressThumb

How does this benefit you, the customer? PressThumb works to reduces the size of the images as they’re served, minimizing your bandwidth and disk usage to create additional $$ savings. This lends to our overarching goal of minimizing your hardware and resource footprint to avoid unnecessary expenses, not add to them. Another advantage is these images will cache the same way as a normal asset would, doing your performance a favor.

And the best news? There’s no extra cost to take advantage of PressThumb. We can set up this service across your existing nodes and configure a new set of proxy rules on your NGINX cache node all on your behalf.

Need more intel on our complete service and how we can help improve the reach of your WordPress websites? Reach out to our team!

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