As of January 2018, WordPress is currently used by more than 29.4% of the top 10 million websites and for good reason. By installing the popular W3 Total Cache Plugin, WordPress users can easily implement dynamic image optimization by connecting to ImageEngine. Here are some simple and straightforward steps for implementation.
The deployment of ImageEngine is made even easier by using W3 Total Cache. Adding the W3 Total Cache plugin gives WordPress users control over using a CDN and directing traffic using CNAME. Once installed and configured as shown below, ImageEngine can dynamically pull the master images in WordPress and optimize the images for specific device models. This arrangement reduces image payload by over 60% and dramatically improves page load time.
In the WordPress Admin portal, click Plugins > Add New and search for “W3 Total Cache.” If you haven’t already installed the plugin you should see an “Install Now” button on the top right. Once you have installed, go to Plugins > Installed Plugins, find the W3 Total Cache plugin and click activate.
Once you have W3 Total Cache properly installed you should see a “Performance” section in the admin portal. Click Performance > General Settings and find the CDN section, towards the middle of the page. Check the box to enable CDN and select Generic Mirror as the CDN type. Once you have completed this, click “Save All” settings found in the CDN section.
Once you have completed the “Generic Settings” section, go to Performance > CDN. If you want to enable SSL support, go to the “Configuration: Objects” and enable SSL support, enter the hostname or CNAME provided by ScientaMobile, and click “Save All” settings. Additional steps may have to be taken to enable SSL through the ImageEngine CDN.
Finally, in the CDN section, scroll down until you find the advanced section. Find wp-includes file types to upload and Theme file types to upload, add *.gif,*.png,*.jpg,*.jpeg,*.webp,*.bmp,*.jp2,*.svg, to both sections. Once you have done this, click “Save All” settings and you are all set.
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