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no advice from me (it would seem biased 😉 ), but why not test both and see which one works best in your specific context (site, theme, plugins, configuration ..)? 🙂

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Or take opportunity to ask someone knowledgeable about Autoptimize 🙂

EWWW + its ‘CDN subsription’ focus only on images correct?  

So to optimize the entire website you’d still need Autoptimize. 

So what does the combo ‘Autoptimize + Shortpixel’ do, that the combo ‘EWWW + CDN’ doesn’t?

Thank you.

well, they indeed both serve optimized images over a CDN indeed. AO does CSS & JS & HTML optimization as well, which as far as I now EWWW indeed does not do. On the other hand EWWW seems to also do PDF’s, which AO blissfully ignores 🙂

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What I’m curious about is AO is comprehensive optimization system right, so does adding images to it have an overall/reinforcing effect on your website speed, or are website optimizition and image CDN just two completely different processes? (Probably explaining it incorrectly, but I hope you understand what I mean).

well, not 100% sure how EWWW does it, but while optimizing CSS AO will also look for images in there and ensure they are optimized & put on the CDN too.

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As we say in Holland, now we have the cow by its horns …
EWWW only does library media if I’m not mistaking, and AO ‘all frontend imagery’?

laat die koe maar in de gracht 😉

EWWW in the normal setup will indeed optimize your entire media library (but I think it also acts on images in theme/ plugins). Not sure how different it acts in CDN mode though.

Disadvantage of the AO approach; if you have an image on a page which links to the image itself (in higher resolution), the image in the page (in an <img tag in the HTML or a CSS background-image) is optimized, but the linked high-res image will not be optimized (as it’s not referenced in the HTML, it’s standalone).

groeten uit België,
frank

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En de ouwe niet uit de sloot halen Frank!

Thank you very much for your specification, I’ll write jobs for an A/B test on different and see what’s what and how, and I’ll know better what to look for.

Groeten uit Amsterdam

Bert

 

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