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Netlify plugin (video tutorial)

Last updated: Feb-26-2024


Learn how to optimize all the images on your site automatically, using the Cloudinary Netlify build plugin.

Video tutorial

Tutorial contents

This tutorial presents the following topics. Click a timestamp to jump to that part of the video.

The Cloudinary Netlify plugin

Jump to this spot in the video  0:00 Netlify is a web platform that allows you to build and deploy web apps globally, and includes delivering assets from a CDN. However, Cloudinary can be used to optimize the delivery of these assets even further. The Cloudinary Netlify plugin applies blanket optimization to all images on a Netlify site.

Install the plugin

Jump to this spot in the video  1:16 To install the Cloudinary Netlify plugin, log into your Netlify team page, or the site where you'd like to install Cloudinary, and select the Integrations tab. Search for Cloudinary, then click Enable. Then, click Install to install the plugin on a particular site.

Configure your Cloudinary account for your Netlify site

Jump to this spot in the video  1:40 Set your cloud name in the CLOUDINARY_CLOUD_NAME field (find your cloud name). Then click Install plugin.

Trigger a new build and deploy for your Netlify site

Jump to this spot in the video  1:49 Navigate to the Deploys tab, then click Trigger deploy > Deploy site and wait for the site to be published.

Notice how your images are optimized

Jump to this spot in the video  1:59 If you look at your site using developer tools, you can see that your images are now being fetched by Cloudinary and delivered with automatic format and automatic quality transformations.

Configuration options

Jump to this spot in the video  2:22 Head over to the documentation to learn about the different configuration options for the plugin.

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