Hey Guys, I am trying to figure out the best solution for image optimization for my wordpress website. I am considering using an image optimization plugin such as Shortpixel and cloudflare’s Polish feature. Will this be too much and redundant to use both? Will they cause problems with each other? I was told by another developer that I am working with that I don’t need to optimize my images before adding them to my website and that we should let shortpixel or cloudflare handle everything. Is this correct?
I do have some large files on my home page that are about 1 MB in size. Do I need to optimize them first before adding to website or can I let Shortpixel and/or cloudflare handle it? Also, I have read that cloudflare only optimizes images onced cached, and so the images won’t be optimized the first time a new user visits the website. True? What is the best solution for image optimization when it comes to SEO and load speed?
Thanks in advance for the help! Grayson