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Better WordPress Minify

Allows you to minify your CSS and JS files for faster page loading for visitors.

4 reviews
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4 stars
4.4 out of 5 stars
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1 star
Not compatible with WP Engine. Worse plugin ever.
By , for WP 3.8

It is very rare that I rate a plugin with such a low rating, but this one really deserve nothing but 0 star!

The only reason I came to know this plugin is because I am not allowed to use the "W3 Total Cache" plugin which is much better, much more stable has years of development behind it. Nevertheless the reason why I can't use the W3TC plugin is because my client chose to host his website on WP Engine, which recently decided to blacklist a huge number of plugins, including the W3TC plugin. When I looked for an alternative I didn't find one. I started to develop a custom plugin to minify, merge, cache, gzip, defer CSS and Javascript files. This is quite a big work, especially if we're gonna support @import images path rewriting etc. this is a complex job I realize. Anyone so I decided to give this plugin a try and after spending 2 days trying to make it work and hours with the WP Engine support, we decided to drop it altogether.

First of all, why some settings are configurable via the admin, and some only via functions.php? Like the cache directory...

We were not able to make the caching to work, so the site became EXTREMELY slow (on WP Engine) with timeouts error, because it has to re-process the minifying each time we loaded the resulting CSS... because it would not cache the resulting minified/merged CSS/JS.

We got a warning in the backend:

"Warning: Cache directory does not exist or is not writable. Please try CHMOD your cache directory to 755. If you still see this warning, CHMOD to 777."

I personally spent 3 hours on the phone with the WP Engine support with no luck solving the files permissions issue. Also WP Engine doesn't allow to CHMOD files to 777. Even CHMOD 755 would trigger a permission denied in Filezilla client...

Seems like this plugins is not using default WordPress Filesystem to write to files, therefore it is not working on some web hosting...

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1 star
White pages in wordpress admin panel after activation
By , for WP 3.8.1

After activation if you open any page of the site not only displays a blank page.
If Off, and press delete cache everything returns to normal.

P. S.
1.I use WP Super Cache and WP Touch mobile updated.
2.After activation link that is displayed is: http://example.com/wp-content/plugins/bwp-minify/min/

1 star
Ads injected into the code
By , for WP 3.7.1

these guys insert ad from mediaplex.com and betrad.com into the code.
very bad thing.

1 star
Caused Problems with Google Instant Preview
By , for WP 3.5.1

speed up my site but caused my CSS not to render properly with Google instant preview so I deleted the plugin

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