WordPress media settings are a one time set up that can make your WordPress website load faster, improve user experience and also give some boost in your SEO results.
But what are WordPress media settings, and how to set up your website properly? Find out in this new article, with an easy-to-uinderstand video below.
With media settings you set up the dimensions of the pictures that show up in your blogposts or pages in your WordPress site. It’s important to mention that WordPress media settings do not affect videos.
Setting up properly your WordPress media should improve user experience as well as make your website load faster and also can give you some boost in SEO because the sizes of your pictures are right and they load faster.
I have to warn you though that don’t expect a huge SEO benefit from just tweaking your media settings. Read all my WordPress SEO Tips if you really want to give a boost to your WordPress site in the search engines.
And lastly, you should change your media settings at the very beginning of installing your WordPress website.
Just go ahead and login to your WordPress dashboard, and select Settings » Media.
By applying these settings, when you upload a picture, you have basically two options. Either use the large size and have a large picture that is as big (or almost as big) as the with of your content, or use the medium size and have a smaller picture, half the size of your content.
Good news is you only have to make these media settings for your WordPress site once. In case you choose to change your theme, I would go back and check the medium and large sizes for my new theme, as shown before.
If you set up your WordPress media settings correctly, your visitors’ browsers don’t have to resize your pictures, this results in faster load time and better user experience. Also you don’t use unnecessarily big files, again resulting in faster load times, better user experience, and all this guarantees that you did everything as far as media speed settings to boost your website’s SEO results.
In this video I explain how to use your WordPress media settings correctly.