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Autoptimize

Autoptimize speeds up your website and helps you save bandwidth by aggregating and minimizing JS, CSS and HTML.

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5 stars
Simple and fast, easy to configure
By , for WP 3.9.1

Makes easy work of concatenating scripts and stylesheets, and minifying HTML. Care needs to be taken with the settings on different sites and you must test in all browsers to ensure that everything is still working, but there are enough settings to get most sites working well. Very nice!

cheers,
Ross

5 stars
The Best

If you're looking for a performance optimization plugin, this is the best.

5 stars
Works well
By ,

Has positively impacted site performance.

5 stars
it just works
By ,

Not with every theme, but for blogs its great

5 stars
It goes to a 6
By , for WP 3.9.1

Just use it and you will not regret it.

5 stars
Useful plugin and excellent support
By , for WP 3.9.1

After installing the plugin my PageSpeed score went right up.
I had a small issue and posted a request for assistance on the forum. The author helped me within minutes and solved the problem!

5 stars
Straightforward, and easy to use
By , for WP 3.9.1

I tried W3 Total Cache, and WP Minify before settling on Autoptimize. It was the easiest to set up, and the most robust - good job!

5 stars
AMAZING
By , for WP 3.9

I've been struggling to get rid of those "render-blocking" javascript files. This plugin makes them all go down to footer, just amazing. But I still have problems about google fonts and my style.css file. It seems that the plugin couldn't make the css go down but made it compressed, I hope you will do something for it.
When I get some money, I will donate you all I promise :D , because I'm really happy about no more seeing those render-blocking warnings.

5 stars
WORKING GREAT!
By , for WP 3.9

Been scavenging the internet for solutions for my website for several weeks now, and i stumble a random forum thread where i got a link to this plugin. I tried it out and it works GREAT! Just remember to use advanced settings, and choose wisely which on you wanna use :) Not all of them might be "good" for your site, but some will definitely help improve your loadspeed :D

Thanks for great and VERY simple plugin

5 stars
Try Try Again - and Yes, Autoptimize Improves Site Scores Big Time!
By , for WP 3.9

I've been playing with Autoptimize off and on for the past month. I came back to it today, and finally got everything working nicely.

I had some issues with an ajax pagination script for my WP-TYPES Toolset, but after excluding the script (wpv-ajax-pagination) everything is in working order.

My google page speed score has gone from an 84 to 93. I did fix a couple other things though, like rerunning my media library through EWWW (made some changes to how pngs are handled and got some nice savings), adding an expiry to the .htaccess files (Use WP Supercache and it does not add expires) like this (use your own expires bys..this is just an example);

## EXPIRES CACHING ##
<IfModule mod_expires.c>
ExpiresActive On
ExpiresByType image/jpg "access 1 year"
ExpiresByType image/jpeg "access 1 year"
ExpiresByType image/gif "access 1 year"
ExpiresByType image/png "access 1 year"
ExpiresByType text/css "access 1 month"
ExpiresByType application/pdf "access 1 month"
ExpiresByType text/x-javascript "access 1 month"
ExpiresByType application/x-shockwave-flash "access 1 month"
ExpiresByType image/x-icon "access 1 year"
ExpiresDefault "access 2 days"
</IfModule>
##End EXPIRES CACHING ##

Reinstalled the Use Google Libraries plugin...this did not change the page speed score...but I can see a marked difference on the front end.

I'm on a dedicated Apache Server with linux, Nginx, gzip and mod_rewrite enabled with 1tb connection.

The site is media heavy, with an average of 30 images per page/post, and pulls in 20 plus rss feeds from other websites. Pages are feature heavy, and I have 55 plugins operating on the site. In addition, due to the nature of the site, the left primary sidebar contains approx 18 images, with upwards of 28 active widgets.

The only places I can see room for improvement (due to the nature of the site) is as follows:

Autoptimize presents render blocking css in header - can this be fixed?
Autoptimize presents Javascript that is not being minified - can this be fixed?
If there were some way to optimize/sprite the social sharing plugin button pngs - (not sure this can be addressed)

All in all, not bad for this setup.

Regards,
Will

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