= Feature Info =
This is intended for:
-People who don’t know how to, or want to scale images on pages by hand.
-People that don’t know how to convert from formats like BMP to a compressed format like JPG.
Rather than waste space this plug-in resizes, and optimizes all images!
DigihavenSaskatoonWebDesign.jpg - 3300px × 5100px at 3,333.2 KB
But you only want to display the image at 480px × 742px. That’s 3mb for each download! And browsers like IE make the images look ugly when scaled! If you are paying for bandwidth, or on a low bandwidth server, this can be a real pain!
1) Resize your images before you upload them all. (But others must have to know how to do this, and it takes time, and even more if you have many sizes of the same image.)
2) Use this plug-in, and save yourself time!
Even if you use option 1, you should use this plug-in because it stops mistakes.
DigihavenSaskatoonWebDesign.jpg 3300px × 5100px at 3,333.2 KB:
After installing plug-in:
/plugins/content/contentoptimizer/DigihavenSaskatoonWebDesign.jpg is 480px × 742px at 51.75 KB:
This is all automatic now! Saving you time and money! This plug-in is a must have! More feature to come in the future! (Read about the alpha version)
= Requirements =
-Disk write access for plugins/content/contentoptimizer/ (There will be database storage for the Alpha version)
-GD version 2+
-XMLReader is included and enabled as of PHP 5.1.0 by default.
-Your memory_limit must be high enough for your images to be processed. (Or the will be skiped)
= Know working server providers =
(Contact if you wish to add your hosting provider to the list)
This module was designed by the web designers at Digihaven Saskatoon Web Design. We fond that lots of our clients like this easy to use solution on their websites. We hope that other web designers find it useful.
Its only problem it doesn't support french or utf-8 character .
We and others use our own plugin on a couple of french sites. So we know it works. Your template is incorrectly configured. You must add UTF-8 definitions to the your own template. If your did volatile HTML standards then add xml header with encoding="utf-8" and meta http-equiv="content-type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8". This is the proper way HTML and templates work. Templates are a user problem not ours, since you can program your own templates and use other vendors that volatile HTML standards.
So, this plugin is fantastic! Not only does it make my server happy, but it keeps the site looking better, loading faster, and gives us the opportunity to say to the customer "Don't worry about the file size or format: just upload it and let the backend do the rest".
Only thing I'd love to see is support for other images, not just content items. If this plugin could also do the images found in modules and even the site's template images, I'd be even more happy.
Problem: I get this error
Warning: getimagesize(../../../images/image_up/image 004.jpg) [function.getimagesize]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/public_html/plugins/content/contentoptimizer.php on line 189
If there were a way to exclude articles or something along those lines I would recommend this plugin unfortunately it's glitchy and on a big site it's hard to keep your eye on this.
I'm sure an easy added article exclusion list would make this a great plugin
I would also say that the published notes make this seem more challenging then it is. Thank you so much, you know it's one thing to create something that's useful but giving us a way to easily share content faster... thank you!!!!
This is truely a fire and forget plugin!
As for more, to encourage this plugin to adapt not only the content but other extensions such as forums. thanks ...
I am using this with RokZip and both combined saves me about at most 6 seconds load time, but I think the author should make it work / make it more compatible with RokZip