VirtueMart is a popular plugin for Joomla that helps you quickly launch your online store. Due to its easy use it gained popularity among the beginners in online entrepreneurship.
Internet-shops’ essential feature is a large number of images. This is where the webmasters and administrators can face difficulties. On the one hand, customers want to see more pictures before purchasing. On the other hand, a large amount of images can significantly slow down the website.
The solution is to optimize the website images in VirtueMart. However, the plugin itself only helps to set up an online store and has no tools for optimization. So it is necessary to download an OptiPic plugin to optimize the images in VirtueMart.
Image optimization in VirtueMart is performed in the background. This means that users will be able to continue working with the site. The only thing they will notice is the acceleration of page loading.
An OptiPic plugin for image compression in VirtueMart analyzes and removes the redundant information from the image code. Image files contain the data about the kind of the camera used for shooting, about the place, date and shooting conditions or editing information.
Obviously,users are not interested in that kind of technical data which nonetheless occupy a certain space. Compressing images in VirtueMart with the help of OptiPic allows removing unnecessary information and reducing the image size keeping the quality.
The website image compression in VirtueMart requires only uploading the plugin to the server and performing an initial configuration. Then all the images will be optimized including those that are being downloaded to the website.
Image optimization is special processing of a graphic file in order to minimize its size without loss of visual quality.
To carry out this procedure, there are a large number of fairly complex algorithms. However, they are all based on the same basis - all the service data there (for example, the name of the program that stores the file, etc.) must be removed from the graphic file, and also, using special programs, merge / smooth similar colors.
As a result, we get the same image, which visually has not changed. However, the volume (weight) of this file in bytes will be much less than the original. If this processing is carried out correctly, the image file can be reduced to 98% without losing image quality.
This means that the pictures on the pages of the site will be loaded many times faster after the optimization.
It has been proven that website acceleration can improve behavioral factors, as well as increase website conversion (increase sales). The longer the page of the site loads, the fewer customers will be able to perform certain target actions there. If your site on the Internet will not work fast enough, you have every chance to miss your potential income. Acceleration of the online resource will provide an opportunity to improve the conversion and due to this significantly increase revenue and attract more customers.
A page of any site most often consists of:
Such an item as an image occupies most of the entire volume on the site’s pages and is the “heaviest” part of the pages. Reduction (optimization) of images will undoubtedly significantly make it faster to download any online resource.
Accordingly, if you change (down) the size of the images, all pages of the site will start loading much faster.
Compressing the images on the site will make it possible to reduce their volume to 75-98%, without losing their visual quality.
Register and add your site to the system
Install a plugin to your site
Deposit funds to your account and select a package
After completing registration, you will receive an email with a link for activating your account. Follow that link. Next on our site enter your personal account
Profile > My Sites click the
Add Site, button, specify the URL of your site and click
After your site is added to the system, go to the
Download plugin tab.
There you need to download the archive with the plugin. Unpack this archive and upload it to your site (to the root folder of the site). As a result, you should see the
optipic.io folder in the root of the site with this structure:
On your site after that such page should be work
After you upload the plugin to your site, you will need to activate the indexing of the site in the site settings and wait for the OptiPic system to perform the first indexing of your site - it will be done within 24 hours. If you want to speed up the process - manually submit your site for indexing.
After the first indexing is completed, the system will show the number of images (the number of gigabytes) that will be found on your site. You can do this on the
Compression index and statistics tab.
Now when you have the number of images on your site - purchase the package you need and start compression in the site settings.
Please wait. The site is being analyzed.
Soon you will be redirected to the verification results page.
Image compression accelerates the site performance according to Google PageSpeed Insights. Besides, our experts are willing to accelerate the entire site for you.
The process is fully automated. Just connect your site to our service and the system will search for all images and compress them on its own.
After compressing the images, they are saved to the exact same file at the same address.
Using OptiPic is completely safe and transparent thanks to a set of measures: OWASP, security key, strictly limited set of commands, open source.
The service will constantly look for changed and newly added images and put them in the queue for compression.
It's easy to connect to any site in PHP. The service supports all known CMS and frameworks, as well as self-designed sites in PHP.
Choose whatever is necessary for you: either compressing images without losing in quality or getting the maximum compression of up to 98% but with worse image quality.
Set the maximum possible width and height. And the images will be resized proportionally according to the maximum length to the specified sizes.
The service works absolutely safely and carefully. When compressing images on the site, their original versions are saved next to the original file. Also you might choose the option of saving it in our Cloud.
Having questions about connecting to the site? Free of charge we will help you to integrate!
Upon your registration, you will get 10MB on your account. You will also be able to compress images through the web interface a single item at once with no restrictions.
OptiPic makes jpeg progressive — this is an additional acceleration of loading jpeg
The plugin scans the entire website, finds all website images and compresses them afterwards.
Plugin control is available directly in the personal account of the service.
The compression quality can be adjusted in the plugin settings.