Sirv PrestaShop image CDN addon
Speed up your website with the official Sirv PrestaShop CDN addon.
Faster loading leads immediately to happier users and higher conversions. Making your pages load faster will also improve your SEO. Google ranks faster websites higher, so you'll soon receive more visitors from search engines.
The PrestaShop CDN addon for Sirv is easy to install and starts working immediately. It synchronizes your PrestaShop product images to your Sirv account, then delivers them at the perfect dimensions, in the optimal image format (often WebP). Typical file size is 40-70% smaller than your original images. They're served from the nearest of 20 global CDN servers, for very fast load, anywhere in the world.
Your PrestaShop store can also expect more page views per user and a lower bounce rate. Test your results by comparing your website statistics before and after. Let us know how much difference it makes!
The Sirv addon automatically renames images from meaningless file names such as 1.jpg to keyword rich, meaningful names such as hummingbird-printed-t-shirt.jpg.
1. Download the latest version: Sirv PrestaShop CDN addon (zip).
2. Go to "Modules > Modules Manager" in your PrestaShop admin and click "Upload a module":
Alternatively, unzip the module to your computer and copy the sirv folder by FTP to the /modules/ directory of your store.
3. Click 'select file' and browse your computer for the sirv.zip file, then click 'Open':
4. Click "Enable":
5. Click "Configure":
6. If you're a new user, click 'No' and create an account. (You'll start on a free 30 day trial - later you can choose a free/paid plan.)
If you're an existing user, go ahead and enter your Sirv email/password:
7. Click "Connect Account".
Configure Sirv for the first time
The optimisation settings page looks like this:
Sirv will start working immediately, by copying images from PrestaShop to your Sirv account the first time they are requested.
To accelerate synchronization, perform a sync of your PrestaShop images to Sirv by clicking the "Sync images" button:
A full sync can take minutes or hours, depending how many images are to be synced. Uploads are limited to 2000 files per hour. If you hit the limit, wait to resume sync once the limit is reset. Your current API usage and the reset time is shown on your PrestaShop Sirv settings page. If you would like a higher limit temporarily, please contact us.
Sirv will automatically fetch images when people browse your website. It will resize, optimize and deliver those images from the Sirv CDN or direct from the Sirv primary datacentre in Germany.
Newly found images are typically fetched within 1 second, then cached, ready to server to all future visitors.
The Sirv addon keeps a log of all synced images on PrestaShop. You can clear some or all of this log:
- Failed - try this method first. It will delete the records of any failed images, so Sirv can try to copy them again.
- All - use this method if images are not showing as expected. It can resolve images that had a connection problem; were missing when requested; were updated programmatically; were updated by an import/sync tool; or other issues.
Sirv Media Viewer
Show 360 spins, videos and image zoom on your PDP (product display pages) with Sirv Media Viewer.
You can upload spins, videos and images to your Sirv account and they'll automatically show on the correct product page. The one rule you must follow is to upload your assets to a predictable folder in your Sirv account. The folder should either be named after the product ID or product SKU (also know as the Reference). Find your product ID or SKU here:
To upgrade to the latest version of this PrestaShop CDN addon:
- Download the latest version (zip).
- Extract the zip file to your computer.
- Upload the files to your PrestaShop server (by FTP), overwriting the old files in this folder:
- Go to the Modules page in your PrestaShop admin and click Upgrade:
If you use a version prior PrestaShop 1.7 or the "Upgrade" button isn't showing, you can download the latest addon, unzip it and upload it to your server (overwriting the old addon files). Then open the Sirv addon settings page.
This PrestaShop CDN module is frequently updated. All versions of PrestaShop from 1.6 and upwards are supported. It is an official addon, built and supported by the team at Sirv, with guaranteed support for all future PrestaShop versions.
You can download this PrestaShop module from the Sirv website (see instructions above) or from the official PrestaShop addons marketplace.
v4.7.0September 16, 2021
Optimized loading sirv.js
Added background images sync
Redesigned logic of caching Sirv assets
Added information about extra storage and extra transfer in the 'Account' section
Added option to pin items in gallery
New functionality for showing missed ALT attributes when it's possible
Updated account connect form
Option to choose order of content in the Sirv Media Gallery
Fixed possible issue with non-loading website logo
Added compatibility code for Page Cache Ultimate and Speed Pack modules
Improved logic for re-sync files which have been updated locally.
v4.6.1April 27, 2021
Improved module localization.
Improved sync of non-product images.
v4.6.0March 30, 2021
Added option to exclude pages/files from CDN delivery.
Added changelog link on the module settings page.
New option to add YouTube/Vimeo videos in Sirv Media Viewer.
Fixed issue with missing translations.
v4.5.0February 24, 2021
Redesigned module settings page
Added Sirv link to the left sidebar in admin, for faster access
Added extra information about synced images
Improved Sirv account creation/connection procedure
Refactored and optimised code for better performance and better PrestaShop standards compatibility
Added ability to calculate size of PrestaShop generated thumbnails and delete them
Improved Sirv Media Viewer asset caching
Bug fixes and improvements syncing non-product images
Bug fixes and improvements to Sirv Media Viewer with product combinations
Fixed issue where logo and favicon didn't sync (PrestaShop 1.7)
Fixed possible issue with combination images not showing on the product page in admin (PrestaShop 1.7)
v4.4.2January 15, 2021
Addressed possible issue with non-using custom domain
v4.4.1January 14, 2021
Uses custom domain in all cases, CDN on or off
Admin page UX refinements
Addressed possible issue with non-syncing JS/CSS files
Improved design of Sirv account form
v4.4.0December 8, 2020
Easier to use CDN module settings page
Added HTML report for product images that failed sync
Image lazy loading activated by default
Improved custom image sync process
Better support for PrestaShop versions 1.6.x
Italian and Spanish translations added
v4.3.0September 9, 2020
New option to set max height of viewer.
New option to set image quality.
Optimised loading of sirv.js, so choose choose which Sirv JS components load (image zoom, lazy loading, 360 spin, video streaming).
Improved synchronisation of JS, CSS and other non-image files.
Fixed issue with wrong deactivation time shown.
Optimised database queries for lower load.
Better template parsing when adding Sirv Media Viewer to the product display page.
Improvements to the account creation form (for new users).
Added link for easier page cache clearing after settings are changed.
Added recommendation against media server configuration.
v4.2.0July 17, 2020
Updated notification of new addon versions.
Ability to view changelog.
Redesigned module settings page.
Improved synchronisation of CMS and custom images.
v4.1.0June 15, 2020
Added field to paste Sirv Media Viewer options.
Redesigned image synchronization block.
Added information about why image failed to sync.
Added ability to download list of failed images in CSV.
Further optimization of the synchronization process.
Minor bug fixes to custom images synchronization.
v4.0.3May 15, 2020
v4.0.2May 4, 2020
Addressed possible issue when processing upgrade to 3.0.0 and 3.0.1.
Improved non-product images synchronization.
Module settings page update.
v4.0.1April 23, 2020
Fixed issue with wrong time calculation when API usage rate limit exceeded.
Improved JS/CSS files serving.
v4.0.0April 21, 2020
Now supports Sirv Media Viewer, for rich image zoom, 360 spin and video on your product details page.
Automatically replace your product image gallery with Sirv Media Viewer, with no coding.
Show content from your Sirv account as well as content from PrestaShop on your product details page.
Improved synchronisation of module and theme images.
Improved support for multi-language websites.
v3.0.1December 5, 2019
Improved CMS images synchronization.
Bug fixes, improvements and code optimization.
Settings page and registration form refinements.
v3.0.0November 12, 2019
New ability to sync and lazy load images on PrestaShop CMS pages.
New ability to sync and lazy load category images.
Descriptive error messages during signup and usage.
Storage usage is now cached, with ability to refresh stats.
Added API usage statistics, to see live usage and limits.
Sync button always on display.
Minor bug fixes and improvements.
v2.2.2July 29, 2019
v2.2.1July 19, 2019
New Sirv CDN support added.
Fix for missed thumbnails on the product page in admin (PS 1.7.x).
Added message if 'Disable overrides' option is active.
v2.2.0May 14, 2019
Added option to display Sirv images using lazy load and responsive resizing.
Added option to show images that failed synchronisation.
Added explanation to describe the Sirv CDN usage and SEO benefits.
Refined the description of each setting.
v2.1.0March 29, 2019
Improved and optimized API usage.
Improved image CDN full synchronisation algorithm.
Added Profile option, to add text, watermarks or change image defaults.
Updated the PrestaShop CDN prefetch/preconnect code, for faster loading.
Added link for submitting a review of the addon.
Added support for Fastbay module.
Refined the option descriptions.
v2.0.4December 7, 2018
Added logo and favicon image optimisation and CDN serving.
New REST API integration, for faster and more efficient API calls.
Added ability to sync and serve images from Magic Slideshow and Magic Scroll PrestaShop addons.
v2.0.3December 3, 2018
Added option for quick activation/disabling of the PrestaShop CDN addon.
More efficient REST API usage.
Small bug fixes.
v2.0.2November 30, 2018
Updated French translation.
v2.0.1November 14, 2018
Fixed incorrect SQL query.
Added folder options API, to disable spin generation.
v2.0.0November 13, 2018
Switched from S3 to REST API, for faster image synchronisation.
Added ability to serve JS/CSS files from this PrestaShop CDN addon.
Added auto minify of JS/CSS files, reducing their size for faster loading.
v1.0.7January 18, 2018
Bug fixes and optimization.
v1.0.5August 17, 2017
Shopping feed compatibility added.
v1.0.3July 7, 2017
S3 usage optimization for more efficient PrestaShop CDN syncing.
Sync images block added with pre-sync button and more statistics.
v1.0.2June 2, 2017
French translation added.
Added cache statistics to check number and storage of synced images.
Added ability to purge image database.
Added ability to empty PrestaShop image CDN (images in Sirv account).
v1.0.0December 29, 2016
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