"Lenghty operation in process", what is this?
If you see this message popping up when bulk optimizing your images (on the menu Media > Bulk ShortPixel), there are a number of possible reasons why it is showing.
- The plugin is attempting to optimize some very large images and the process itself takes an unusual amount of time.
- The internet connection to your website is poor and this means that the whole downloading and uploading process from and to your server takes longer than usual.
- Your website is protected by a firewall. Make sure you whitelist our IPs from your security plugin(s), your hosting/server and your CDN (if you use Cloudflare, please check this article).
- You have some restrictive rules on your
.htaccessfile. A quick way to check whether this is the reason for this issue, is to temporary change the name of the file to
.htaccess_tmpand then try again to see if the plugin works better. After having debugged this, you can change back the name to the original.