16 Comments

  1. Sabina
    March 17, 2016 @ 5:17 pm

    I am using Better WordPress Minify plugin on my blog and it is quite useful.

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    • Pramod Pramod
      March 21, 2016 @ 6:34 am

      Yes! It’s a good plugin

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  2. Sangam Shrestha
    May 15, 2016 @ 5:47 am

    I prefer Better WordPress Minify.. 🙂

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  3. Rose
    June 30, 2016 @ 12:55 pm

    Hi Pramod,

    I am not sure if you can help. I have tried both of these plugins on my site purely because I was getting this error

    Eliminate render-blocking JavaScript and CSS in above-the-fold content for google page speed but both plugins break my site and I end up with the blog looking all odd. Large with a white background. Do you have any idea what this is ?

    Thanks

    Rose

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  4. sohail
    November 5, 2016 @ 7:40 am

    Hi Pramod ,

    Does the BETTER WORDPRESS MINIFY also minify HTML output as you mentioned ? I am using it but I don’t find any options to minify the HTML output of my blog.

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    • Pramod Pramod
      November 17, 2016 @ 5:13 am

      No, it doesn’t minify HTML content. Thanks for pointing out the mistake. I’ve updated the post.

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  5. G
    November 24, 2016 @ 4:44 pm

    I use Autoptimize since early 2009 (former Developer stopped support, new developer has picked up new developments).
    It is the best minify plugin that enhances speed on WP site

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  6. Des Walsh
    May 6, 2017 @ 3:40 am

    Unfortunately I’ve had to deactivate Autoptimize on two WordPress.org sites where I had it installed, using Elegant Themes Divi. Not to put too fine a point on it, it borked both sites as follows. Some key images disappeared. Some testimonials I had, using the Divi modules, became unreadable – white text on a dark background became blur on sludge.
    From a search on the WordPress.org site I can’t see that anyone has had similar problems.
    I appreciate that if I were a coder I might be able to figure out what’s going wrong. But I’m not.
    Not impressed.

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    • Pramod Pramod
      May 6, 2017 @ 9:19 am

      Plugins that minify website’s CSS and JS files can break the layout of some sites. W3TC didn’t work on my site but Autoptimize worked like a charm.

      If you want to use Autotomize, you should configure it to ignore the theme’s stylesheet and JS file. Once you do so, use the page speed tool to test the performance of any web page on your site. Once the PS tool displays the result, scroll down and click on the “Download optimized images, CSS, JS resources” URL. Extract the archive containing the optimized resources. Backup the original CSS and JS files on your server and then replace the stylesheet and JavaScript with the one provided by the Pagespeed tool.

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  7. Margit Cathrine Moller
    May 6, 2017 @ 8:20 pm

    Hi Pramod,
    I hope you can help me as well.
    I am brand new to WordPress. Just had help converting my HTML5 to WordPress a week ago. In a |Google speed test the message is that I should ‘Eliminate render-blocking JavaScript and CSS in above-the-fold content
    Your page has 6 blocking CSS resources’
    Now I have absolutely no idea about how to fix that so my question to you is if there is a plugin that can correct this problem?
    Thanks

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    • Pramod Pramod
      May 9, 2017 @ 5:48 am

      Install Autoptimize and configure it to move scripts/CSS to the bottom of the page. This should remove the warning from the page speed tool. Once the plugin does its job, make sure that the pages are rendering correctly in the browser. You can use the fetch and render tool of Google webmaster tool/Google search console to test pages.

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  8. Margit Cathrine Moller
    May 9, 2017 @ 7:55 pm

    Thank you for your response. Have since learnt that doing it that was will cause me other problems so I will find another solution.

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  9. Chris
    July 28, 2017 @ 10:44 pm

    Hi,
    I have had a right game today with Autoptimise and my site.
    When AO is running, my page layout goes wrong on mobile & desktop – but only on woocommerce product and Catagory pages.
    Have been communicating with Frank, the developer to resolve but no luck yet. It seems that my “Storevilla Pro” theme has compatibility issues. I tried running without any plugins except woocommerce and the problem still persists. Any thoughts?

    I also run with W3TC, CloudFlare and MaxCDN

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    • Pramod Pramod
      July 31, 2017 @ 3:39 pm

      You should configure AO to ignore style.css and the Theme’s core JS file during minification.

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  10. anu
    August 31, 2017 @ 6:49 pm

    I had installed AO but after activating it my sites footer breaks. Footers background color goes white. Don’t know how to fix it.

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    • Pramod Pramod
      September 7, 2017 @ 11:18 am

      Configuring AO to ignore the theme’s style.css file will solve your problem. Code for rendering footer is always present in the style sheet file of the WP theme.

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