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cSprites - Speed Up Page Load Time with Dynamic Image Sprites

Automatically compress your images into a big sprite, decreasing web page load time. SEO features automatically generate rich ALT and TITLE tags.


  1. Must be running PHP >= 5.0
  2. GD Library for PHP installed
  3. php.ini must have this line in it: allow_url_fopen = ON


cSprites is still quite experimental so please use at your own discretion. Please post any bugs found.

Release Notes

  • v0.510
  • Fixed bug where cSprites was conflicting with another plugin that uses HTML Simple Dom
  • v0.509
  • Fixed bug with cSprites trying to do its thing in feeds. No more...
  • Added Italian Language File
  • v0.508
  • Ran a check to see if we are in a feed do not run cSprites
  • Added new SEO features allowing you to have nice patterns for your alt and title text
  • Added Settings link on Plugin actions link
  • v0.507
  • Fixed a problem with wp_footer hook, some templates don't use it, so switched to get_footer
  • v0.505
  • Added new Simple Dom extension for better HTML parsing
  • cSprites now respects img height and width variables, and will resize images appropriately
  • cSprites can now crop resized images using a rel="crop" in your img tag
  • can ignore images with a rel="no-sprite" tag
  • v0.504
  • updated the javascript in the admin interface
  • added some more security checks in the code
  • cleaned up a lot of code to do things more wordpress way
  • v0.502
  • Bug fixes, new jUI scripts were messing with other admin stuff
  • v0.5
  • Added jQuery UI elements to the admin options page
  • v0.495
  • Added preprocessor cache function that dramatically improves performance
  • Fixed bug with regex not match commas (,) in urls
  • Fixed bug with cache time of 0 not working
  • Added WP version check
  • v0.482
  • Added options to include/exclude certain image types from processing
  • Fixed the PNG compression (was not working before)
  • v0.482
  • fixed regex not matching single quoted html attributes
  • v0.481
  • fails much more gracefully, if cSprites requirements are not met
  • v0.48
  • fixed support for relative image urls
  • v0.47
  • added support for relative image urls
  • added new option in administrator to clear the cache manually
  • added a reset function to the cSprite core, might be applicable in the future
  • v0.46
  • Hook architecture was still broken. Now shouldn't mess up you post orders.
  • v0.45
  • Did a full rewrite of the hook architecture, I got it totally wrong on previous versions. Now scans the full WP Loop and processes it prior to displaying the content. In previous versions I was using the_posts hook and this was failing because many other plugins will also call this and we only want to scan the content. Now we use the loop_start hook.
  • v0.43
  • Fixed cache, wasn't working at all for images. Now is MUCH faster than before.

Requires: 2.7 or higher
Compatible up to: 2.7.1
Last Updated: 8 years ago
Active Installs: 80+


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