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Does WPX support Imagick & WebP module/library?

The most frequent questions we get when it comes to installed modules on our servers are about Imagick and WebP.

With this article, we want to clarify what we do and do not support and how this will affect your website.

Firstly, we do not have Imagick library installed. How does this affect your website?

Let’s start with Imagick.

Several common plugins are using the module.

Therefore some of our customers mistakenly believe that if we do not support that module, then they can’t use those plugins – which is not true.

Instead of the Imagick library, we use the GD library which does the job pretty much as well as Imagick.

If you see a warning in any of your plugin settings/WP admin dashboard like “Warning The optional module, Imagick, is not installed, or has been disabled.” – do not worry, the GD module should work for you.

What about WebP?

Since the release of version 5.8, WordPress natively supports WebP format. This means you can now upload WebP images and convert/rescale/optimize them with any plugin used for that matter.

If you get stuck with anything discussed on this page, please get in touch with the WPX Support Team via live chat (use the bottom right-hand widget) and they will respond and help within 30 seconds or less.

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