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RS Head Cleaner Plus

This plugin cleans up a number of issues, doing the work of multiple plugins, improving speed, efficiency, security, SEO, and user experience.

Where are the options?

This plugin is fast, and lean...there are no options needed. You install it and it just works.

Does this plugin have any known issues?

Just one that I know of.

Moving JavaScript to the footer of your page may create issues with some responsive themes that need the JS libraries to be in the head section of the code. If that's the case then this plugin may not be right for you. Even for me, it's right for 80% of my sites but not all of them. For the rest I put everything but the JavaScript-to-Footer code in the functions.php file of the theme to get similar functionality.

Test this plugin out on your site before deciding if it will be the right solution for you. Normally I would create an options page to let you turn the JS-to-Footer feature off, but this plugin is all about speeding up your site, and that means minimal calls to the database, so unfortunately it would defeat the purpose of this plugin if I added the ability to change that.

If you don't want the JS to Footer feature, use RS Head Cleaner Lite. It has all the same features except it won't move JavaScript to the footer.

But I already have a caching Plugin installed...Why do I need CSS and JS caching?

Caching plugins are awesome...in fact I recommend everyone use caching plugins. But it doesn't help speed up the CSS and JavaScript files downloading. It speeds up the actual PHP and database calls by creating static HTML files. If you have a lot of plugins and have 10 JS and 10 CSS files that have to download on every page, that can still bottleneck and slow your site down. This plugin will reduce those down to 1 JS and 1 CSS that have to be downloaded. Combined with a caching plugin, your site will be even faster.

What if I Don't Want to Have My Page's CSS Files Cached?

This plugin is built for speed. That's why it doesn't have an options page, because I didn't want it to have any database calls, which would slow it down. After a certain amount of database calls, you lose any speed improvements. Certain industry leading websites have found that for every 100 milliseconds (1/10th of a second) their site slowed down, they lost 1% in sales. Ouch.

This new feature is integral to the plugin, so the caching isn't a feature you want, then this plugin won't be the right match for you. It's designed for people that are very speed conscious, and want hardcore solutions.

You do great work...can I hire you?

Absolutely...go to my WordPress Consulting page for more information.

Requires: 3.6 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.9.2
Last Updated: 2014-7-12
Downloads: 2,121

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