The most straightforward way to upload a new WebP image or convert your existing images into WebP Format is by using a plugin for your WordPress website. If you are new to WordPress, we strongly advise you to use a plugin rather than do it manually.

Upload WebP images in WordPress using a plugin

To upload WebP images into WordPress, follow these steps:

Step one: Go to the Plugins option on your WordPress dashboard and select ‘Add New Plugin’. 

How to upload WebP images in WordPress with plugin

Step two: In the search box, search WebP.

Search a plugin to upload WebP images in WordPress

Step three: Choose one of these Plugins and click the Install button. We’ve decided to use Imagify this time.

Select a plugin to upload WebP images in WordPress

Now, it’s time to configure this plugin.

Step four: Go to your WordPress dashboard’s settings and select Imagify, which will take you to a page similar to the one below.

Set up the plugin to upload WebP images in WordPress

Step five: It will first request an API key. You can easily obtain one by clicking the ‘Create A Free API Key’ button.

Provide API key to run the plugin to upload WebP images in WordPress

Step six: Now, scroll down to the “Optimization” section and check the boxes displayed below. Don’t forget to hit the save button.

Make necessary changes to upload WebP images in WordPress

Well done! You can now upload WebP images to your WordPress website.

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