WebP is a new image format that provides lossless and lossy compressed images on the web. Webmasters and web developers can create smaller, richer images that make the website fast using webp.
WebP lossless images are 26% smaller in size compared to PNGs. WebP lossy images are 25-34% smaller than comparable JPEG images at equivalent SSIM quality index.
Lossless WebP supports transparency (also known as alpha channel) at a cost of just 22% additional bytes. For cases when lossy RGB compression is acceptable, lossy WebP also supports transparency, typically providing 3× smaller file sizes compared to PNG.
How to create webp images on wordpress?
There are many plugins available out there to create webp images on the fly. The best plugin i found is webp express.
We setup this plugin when you buy our speed optimization service.