Image & Speed Optimisation for a WooCommerce Site: Follio
Reduce load time of product pages on WooCommerce site.
I performed and Image- and Speed optimization for the Folio website. Since this site had hundreds of images with a total size of more than 30gb I performed to following actions.
Cloned the current site to a staging server.
On the cloned copy I a ran image optimization software to shave off the unnecessary weight of the images. These remove pixels the eye do not see so it delivers a images size much smaller. Plus I readjusted the images to be cropped and sized to the required dimensions and not use their full size when they were uploaded. For example, images that were 5mb - 7mb was now only, anything from, 80kb - 300kb's depending on their size.
After I was done with the image optimization I copied all the new images back to the live server via SSH. In return, the new image, still retaining its file name, overwrite the bigger original image.
Performed my normal speed optimization on the site to improve page load times.