WebP is a method of lossy and lossless compression that can be used on a large variety of photographic, translucent and graphical images found on the web. The degree of lossy compression is adjustable so a user can choose the trade-off between file size and image quality.

WebP typically achieves an average of 30% more compression than JPEG and JPEG 2000, without loss of image quality (see Comparative Study).

The WebP format essentially aims at creating smaller, better looking images that can help make the web faster.

Which Web Browsers Natively Support WebP?

Webmasters interested in improving site performance can easily create optimized WebP alternatives for their current images, and serve them on a targeted basis to browsers that support WebP.

WebP lossy support

  • Google Chrome (desktop) 17+
  • Google Chrome for Android version 25+
  • Microsoft Edge 18+
  • Firefox 65+
  • Opera 11.10+
  • Native web browser, Android 4.0+ (ICS)

WebP lossy, lossless & alpha support

  • Google Chrome (desktop) 23+
  • Google Chrome for Android version 25+
  • Microsoft Edge 18+
  • Firefox 65+
  • Opera 12.10+
  • Native web browser, Android 4.2+ (JB-MR1)
  • Pale Moon 26+

WebP Animation support

  • Google Chrome (desktop and Android) 32+
  • Microsoft Edge 18+
  • Firefox 65+
  • Opera 19+

WebP Converter for Media (Best WebP WordPress Plugin)

Speed up your website by serving WebP images. By replacing files in standard JPEG, PNG and GIF formats with WebP format, you can save over a half of the page weight without losing quality.

When installing a plugin you do not have to do anything more. Your current images will be converted into a new format. Users will automatically receive new, much lighter images than the original ones.

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As of today, nearly 80% of users use browsers that support the WebP format. The loading time of your website depends to a large extent on its weight. Now you can speed up it in a few seconds without much effort!

This will be a profit both for your users who will not have to download so much data, but also for a server that will be less loaded. Remember that a better optimized website also affects your Google ranking.

HOW DOES THIS WORK?

  • By adding images to your media library, they are automatically converted and saved in a separate directory.
  • If you have just installed the plugin, you can convert all existing images with one click.
  • Converting to WebP format works for all image sizes. As WebP you will see all the images added to the media library.
  • Images are converted using PHP GD or Imagick extension (you can modify the compression level).
  • When the browser tries to download an image file, the server verifies if it supports image/webp files and if the file exists.
  • If everything is OK, instead of the original image, the browser will receive its equivalent in WebP format.
  • The plugin does not change image URLs, so there are no problems with saving the HTML code of website to the cache and time of its generation does not increase. It does not matter if the image display as an img HTML tag or you use background-image. It works always!
  • The name of the loaded image does not contain the WebP extension. Only the source of the loaded file changes to a WebP file. As a result, you always have one URL to a file. Regardless of whether the browser supports WebP or not.
  • Image URLs are modified using the module mod_rewrite on the server, i.e. the same, and thanks to this we can use friendly links in WordPress. Additionally, the MIME type of the sent file is modified to image/webp.
  • The final result is that your users download less than half of the data, and the website itself loads faster!
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WEBP IMAGES ARE THE FUTURE!

Raise your website to a new level now! Install the plugin and enjoy the website that loads faster. Surely you and your users will appreciate it. CLICK HERE to download.