ImageKit – URL based image manipulation and optimization


Images make up a critical part of all websites and mobile applications these days. They are the centerpieces of a great product and user experience. Managing your images and delivering the perfect image, tailored and optimized for your user’s device is, therefore, more critical than it has ever been. However, this takes up a lot of development and maintenance time that could have otherwise been used in building your core product. This is where ImageKit can excel.

This plugin will automatically update all the image URLs in your post so that images are fetched from ImageKit for optimization and faster delivery instead of your web server.

Gets the best out of all your images in less than 10 minutes

  • Your existing images get all the benefits instantly.
  • Size, quality & format optimizations work automatically.
  • URL-based image transformations like resize, crop, rotate etc.
  • Responsive images for a tailored experience across devices.
  • Up to 50% load time reduction with quality and format settings.
  • CDN-powered delivery of images across the globe.
  • Simple dashboard to monitor usage and manage your images.
  • Easy to integrate SDKs for uploads and other features.


You just need to Create an account on ImageKit to use this plugin and get optimization benefits on your WordPress website instantly.

About ImageKit



  1. Upload the plugin files to the /wp-content/plugins/plugin-name directory, or install the plugin through the WordPress plugins screen directly.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ screen in WordPress
  3. Use the Settings->ImageKit setting screen to configure the plugin. Check out WordPress integration guide


Do I have to register on to use this module?

Yes, you need to create an account on first to use this plugin.

How does this plugin works?

This plugin changes the HTML content of the post to replace base URL with ImageKit endpoint so that images are loaded via ImageKit.

I installed the plugin but Google pagespeed insights is still showing image related warnings

This plugin automatically optimize the images and serve them in next-gen format including WebP. However, this plugin does not automatically resize the images as per the layout. WordPress 4.4 has added native support for responsive image. Learn more to make your themes image responsive.

Do I have to manually change the old posts to optimize their images?

No, this plugin automatically takes care of that.

Does this plugin support custom CNAME?

Yes, you can email to configure custom CNAME for your account and then specify that in the plugin setting page.

Can I configure this plugin to use ImageKit for custom upload directories?

Yes, you can specify any number of custom directory locations on plugin settings page

Does ImageKit support all image formats?

ImageKit supports all popular image formats that cover 99.99% of the use case. On the settings page, you can further configure if you want to allow or disallow a particular file type to be loaded via ImageKit.


6 Giugno 2019
After fumbling around with Cloudinary for hours (and unable in the end to get it to do what I wanted), I stumbled across ImageKit and gave it a try. Works right out of the box, just as they say. Could not be easier for a beginner to set up, and has everything anyone could want in terms of optimization and transformations.
14 Settembre 2017
This plugin and service sounds like it could be pretty cool, but unfortunately it's not ready for production environments yet. The plugin does not support custom wp-content directory locations and the way the rewrites work is fragile at best. Hopefully they're able to improve the plugin because the service looks pretty interesting!
1 Marzo 2017
Load time for my website decreased significantly due to lighter images.. Kudos to team 🙂 🙂
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Crediti e riconoscimenti

“ImageKit – URL based image manipulation and optimization” è un software open source. Le persone che hanno contribuito allo sviluppo di questo plugin sono indicate di seguito.


Changelog (registro delle modifiche)

Added CNAME support

Stopped transforming image urls to use ImageKit’s resizing transformations.

Added and updated documentation links. Simplified the integration steps.

A bug fix for checking value of imagekit_id

Bug fix

Updated readme