Image compression stuck on “COMPRESSING IMAGE 1 OF 185”


Hello @catiasteel,

Such an issue may appear due to some security plugin, custom function, or rules in your .htaccess file that is preventing the WordPress REST API from working properly. Alternatively, the WordPress cron that manages the compression process is timing out. In order to perform a proper investigation we will need your site URL.

If you need fast assistance, I would recommend creating a ticket from your SiteGround account where my colleagues from the technical support team will assist you as soon as possible.

Thank you I’ve reached out to technical support!


This site will teach you how to build a WordPress website for beginners. We will cover everything from installing WordPress to adding pages, posts, and images to your site. You will learn how to customize your site with themes and plugins, as well as how to market your site online.

Buy WordPress Transfer