WordPress CDN cloudinary
WordPress Free Image CDN cloudinary

The Cloudinary WordPress plugin is designed to optimize your site performance and improve user experience with faster page load times, advanced auto-responsive delivery, lazy loading and better visual experience. Automate image quality and video encoding settings, scale and crop images using AI to focus on the most important region, apply comprehensive video and image transformations and effects, display assets via an interactive media gallery, and deliver optimized media experiences to any device in any resolution or pixel density.


  1. Sign up for a Cloudinary Programmable Media account or log in to your existing account.
  2. Install the Cloudinary WordPress plugin from the WordPress plugin directory.
  3. Complete the setup wizard, following the instructions to add your connection string and select your sync and optimization settings.
  4. Your existing media will begin syncing with Cloudinary and your media URLs will be updated to enable optimized media and fast delivery via CDN.
  5. That's it! Sit back and enjoy your improved site performance and greater user experience. You can keep an eye on your bandwidth savings and usage via the plugin dashboard.

If you're signing up for a new account, make sure to select the Programmable Media product.

Installation and configuration

Before you install the Cloudinary plugin, make sure you have a Cloudinary account. Sign up for a free plan, starting with generous usage limits and when your requirements grow, you can easily upgrade to a plan that best fits your needs. More pricing information is available here.
Install or upgrade the plugin from the WordPress Plugins directory. You can open this from the Plugins dashboard by clicking Add New. Search for "Cloudinary" to bring up the Cloudinary Plugin.
Alternatively, you can install the plugin manually:

  1. Download the plugin.
  2. Click Add New to go to the Plugins Directory.
  3. Click Upload Plugin and then Choose file to select the Cloudinary plugin zip file.
  4. Click Install Now to begin the installation.
  5. Once installed, click Activate Plugin to begin the Cloudinary setup.


Once youve activated the plugin, a new Cloudinary menu item will be added and youll begin the setup wizard to connect your Cloudinary account to WordPress and pre-configure the essential settings.
When connecting your Cloudinary account, you'll need to add your connection string; you can find this in the Account Details section of the Cloudinary Console Dashboard:



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