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Better WordPress Minify

Allows you to combine and minify your CSS and JS files to improve page load time.

41 reviews
Average Rating
4 stars
4.4 out of 5 stars
5 stars
Perfect
By , for WP 3.9.1

It works perfectly, isn't agressive like others I've tried.

Thanks!

5 stars
Robust Plugin for JS Minification
By , for WP 3.9.2

I switched to this plugin after having issues with JS minification in W3 Total Cache. Right now I'm just using it for JS because it doesn't have an option to minify CSS and insert it directly at the end of the HTML page.

It works great for JS. It's robust and light but gives you advanced options like the ability to reorder the JS files before combination, and choose individually what you want to do with en-queued files. My JS files are sensitive to the order they get minified in, so I was having issues with other plugins until I found this one and experimented with the sequence until I got them to work.

You can put minified JS files in the header, footer, leave in the current position, and not minify each one. The old version installed required finding the script handle for each file to do this, but the new one populates them automatically--a big time saver.

The only thing I wish this plugin had was the ability to add async when it inserts the script. Right now I'm hacking class-bwp-minify.php to do that in between updates. The authors are so responsive, I'm sure they'll add that soon. Thanks!

5 stars
Excellent plugin and responsive developer
By , for WP 3.9.1

We have been using BWP Minify since our initial campus wide rollout of WordPress system about three years ago and found it to be very helpful in speeding up websites. With our latest upgrade to WordPress 3.9.1, we discovered an issue and sent it to the developer. Khang responded immediately and worked on the issue diligently. He will be releasing a new version, 1.3.1 in the next few days.

Again, excellent plugin (with many critically needed features for our campus-wide WordPress system) from a very responsive developer.

3 stars
Not Working
By ,

Plus it made my site 3x slower! But I think it's not plugin related it must be theme related.

Thank you for your support though.

5 stars
Very good plugin
By , for WP 3.9.1

I tried this plugin, and it works like I hope. Very easy to use, and I note now that my website's load has improved a little. Thanks to the author.

5 stars
Can't believe how smooth it went! Works great!
By , for WP 3.9.1

After my dealings with the conflicts between W3TC and Jetpack I was anticipating some difficulty getting this plugin to work. I went though all the documentation and cataloged all my 27 .css files and 38 .js files; expecting I'd have to do alot of work to configure BWP Minify (define files to ignore, etc.)

However, I activated without only one issue - just had to add 'tubepress.js' to ignore list on "Manage enqueued Files" tab of BWP Minify settings, which I discovered by error identified in Chrome's Developer Tools Console.

(Refer to these support topics for more details if interested - duplicate issues with different titles:
- BWP Minify Breaks TubePress Video Playback
- Impacts TubePress thumbnail spacing

5 stars
Perfect! Can't wait for 1.3 official release
By , for WP 3.9.1

Caching plugins are a headache! I had some real problems with W3TC, so decided to ditch it. But I still wanted to minify and combine js and css.

This plugin handles that task better than W3TC in my opinion. It also offers CDN support :)

Great little plugin, thanks! Just shouted you a couple coffees :) Roll on 1.3!

5 stars
Flawless
By , for WP 3.9.1

I'm using this plugin for years - this one always works for me out of box. Right now I'm eagerly awaiting for version 1.3 which will make this plugin even better.

1 star
Didn't work for me
By , for WP 3.9.1

not only it change my site layout but also crash it.
worst than that, it actually gave a lower score at google's insight

5 stars
Much faster site despite our too many plugins | pics
By , for WP 3.9.1

If you're running slow, Better WP Minify is the way to go!

We're hosted on WP Engine, & Better WP Minify miraculously increased speed on a non-optimized site. Easy to use, too.

Keep in mind our wp installation for online courses has too many plugins (for course stuff, learner forums, etc.) and too many unoptimized photos. Despite that, Better WP Minify still significantly increased site speed - on WP Engine.

Even better than this highly recommendedplugin is the developer's free support. Khang Dam Minh emailed me back from my forum thread and then tested version 1.3.0 on our staging site to confirm Better WP Minify WORKS on all of our online course-related plugins!!!

Thank you for this great plugin and even greater support.

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