July 7, 2023

How to Serve Images in Next Gen Formats .WEBP

If you want to improve your page speed score and optimize your SEO, one of the things you should do is serve your images in next-gen formats, such as WebP. WebP is a modern image format that provides superior compression and quality for web images. In this blog post, I will show you how to convert your PNG images to WebP and upload them to your WordPress site.

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Why Use WebP?

WebP is a new image format that was developed by Google to provide better compression and quality for web images. WebP images are up to 26% smaller than PNG images, and up to 34% smaller than JPEG images, while preserving the same level of detail and color. This means that WebP images load faster and consume less bandwidth, which improves your page speed score and user experience.

WebP also supports transparency, animation, and lossy and lossless compression modes, making it a versatile and flexible image format for the web. WebP is supported by most modern browsers, such as Chrome, Firefox, Edge, and Safari.

How to Convert PNG Images to WEBP

There are many tools and software that can help you convert your PNG images to WebP, such as Photoshop, GIMP, or online converters. In this tutorial, I will use GIMP.

GIMP is a simple and powerful image editor that supports many formats, including WebP. To convert your PNG images to WebP using GIMP , follow these steps:

  1. Open your PNG image with Gimp.
  2. Go to File > Export as… and choose WebP as the output format.
  3. Choose a file name and location for your WebP image. You can also adjust the image quality and other settings if you want.
  4. Click Export and wait for the conversion to finish.

You can compare the file size and quality of your original PNG image and your converted WebP image by looking at their properties. You will notice that the WebP image has a smaller file size but maintains the same appearance as the PNG image.

How to Upload WebP Images to WordPress

Once you have converted your PNG images to WebP, you can upload them to your WordPress site using the Media Library.


Serving images in next-gen formats like WebP is a great way to boost your page speed score and optimize your SEO. It also improves your user experience by providing faster loading and better quality images. By following this tutorial, you can easily convert your PNG images to WebP and upload them to your WordPress site.

I hope you found this blog post helpful and informative. If you have any questions or feedback, please leave a comment below. Thank you for reading!

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