WebP Image Format

What is WebP image format?

WebP is an image format created by Google. Its algorithm is able to compress images to be significantly smaller than WebP and PNG. It also supports transparency.

Which browsers support WebP?

WebP is currently supported on most browsers. Visit Can I Use WebP to see the latest WebP compatability by Can I Use.

How do you make WebP images?

Unlike classic formats like jpeg or png, you cannot simply save to WebP format on most image editors. Instead, you must process the images by feeding them into a WebP software.

WebP images for WordPress websites

For WordPress websites, I use Imagify for WebP image generation. Though the feature seems to be native to WordPress nowadays.

WebP images with Hugo

For static websites I like using Hugo as the site generator. Hugo Extended also has WebP support.