Support » Plugin: Autoptimize » Autoptimize 2.4 coming soon, need your help to test!

  • ResolvedPlugin Author Optimizing Matters

    (@optimizingmatters)


    Autoptimize 2.4 is coming in June/ July and the time has come to have it tested by as many people as possible!

    What’s new, you ask? Well;

    • it is based on a great fork by @zytzagoo with significantly improved code-quality and automated testing (travis-ci)
    • it features a new version of the CSS minifier which is _a lot_ faster and more reliable
    • it allows users to minify CSS/ JS without aggregating it
    • excluded CSS/ JS now gets minified
    • it “listens” to page caches getting purge to clear its own cache as well
    • better Google Fonts optimization (aggregated Google Fonts CSS gets preloaded)
    • image optimization (free during beta, will remain free up until a still to be specified threshold per domain)!

    How can you test, you ask? Well;

    1. download the AO 2.4 beta zipfile
    2. upload it as a new plugin
    3. deactivate the old 2.3.4
    4. and activate 2.4
    5. report any issues below as a Github issue

    And if you find no issues, maybe say so here in a reply. It’s always good to know if it just works as well πŸ™‚

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  • Plugin Author Optimizing Matters

    (@optimizingmatters)

    The beta-version can now also be downloaded from wordpress.org (based on SVN trunk); https://downloads.wordpress.org/plugin/autoptimize.zip

    Feedback remains very welcome!

    Thanks a lot, It solved the issue.

    Can image optimization feature be an addon or something? Like for people that need it then they can click and it download and install the feature.

    I see 2 things that I don’t really use and those are the image optimization and Google Fonts optimization. But I do believe there are many that want those features. Hopefully it’s just a click to add on.

    I usually optimized all my images before I upload them. I think it’s good practice and more control.

    I eliminated Google Fonts and all other fonts a few years ago. I am only using system fonts. But I do see a need for this with many people and most like me in the near future. I can’t build boring sites forever πŸ™‚

    Anyways, I like AO because it’s clean and lightweight. It only have useful stuff.

    I can get away with a lot of alternative for many other plugins but not AO. There’s nothing out there like it. Powerful and lightweight. And none of your stuff are like in your face buy this buy that like many other free plugins.

    Plugin Author Optimizing Matters

    (@optimizingmatters)

    Can image optimization feature be an addon or something […] I see 2 things that I don’t really use and those are the image optimization and Google Fonts optimization. But I do believe there are many that want those features. Hopefully it’s just a click to add on.

    It could have been an addon, but the code is _very_ lightweight and if you don’t enable them there’s no impact at all, so it’s in AO core. πŸ™‚

    none of your stuff are like in your face buy this buy that like many other free plugins.

    no-one hates those more then I do *grin*

    Lee

    (@leewickham)

    @imtino
    – Regarding image optimisation, I know you said that you op all your images prior to uploading them, however, something that a lot of people miss is; with each image uploaded (optimised or not) WordPress will silently and automatically create duplicates at varying sizes, any where up to 10, although sometimes more depending on your theme, different smaller versions on your original image, unless you have this screwed down so it doesn’t happen, these auto-generated images are not optimised in any way.

    For this reason, I do believe having image optimisation added to the plugin is a fantastic idea!

    I have WordPress auto resizing off. I didn’t want to have those extra files and I don’t use them. But I do see your point. And after installed this beta I see, it’s just as how Autoptimize was just a check to turn it on. I can just leave it off. Good stuff!

    I already have a ShortPixel account. Will I be able to use it with Autoptimize (after the free period) ?

    Plugin Author Optimizing Matters

    (@optimizingmatters)

    absolutely, but I would choose to either use the standalone SP (which optimizes and stores optimized images on your server) or use the version in AO (which optimizes on the fly but does not store optimized images on your server) πŸ™‚

    Actually, I meant: once the free AO period is over, will I be able to pay using my existing SP account (which still has lots of image credits on it)?

    This being said, I find that the images served by SP through AO sometimes seem to have a significant delay (TTFB) associated with them. I will revert my test site back to my old solution based on the Thumbnails plugin and ShortPixel and see how it compares. My site also uses CloudFlare, so I see no reason why there would be a big difference, but I’ll let you know.

    @franciscus

    I use CloudFlare recently and found that CloudFlare cause the TTFB delay and Pagespeed will give you the “Reduce server response time” suggestion. The way to solved it is to cache full page but do remember to create rules for wp-admin or you will have issues with login.

    This was a big headache when you don’t know. I was blaming my hosting company in the beginning thinking that it’s their configuration.

    Test it out by disabling Cloudflare and you will see your TTFB a lot faster. Cloudflare even wrote about it here. https://blog.cloudflare.com/ttfb-time-to-first-byte-considered-meaningles/

    Plugin Author Optimizing Matters

    (@optimizingmatters)

    Actually, I meant: once the free AO period is over, will I be able to pay using my existing SP account (which still has lots of image credits on it)?

    that I don’t know, SP will have to decide on that but have not yet as far as I know.

    This being said, I find that the images served by SP through AO sometimes seem to have a significant delay (TTFB) associated with them.

    That’s interesting … is this at the first request ever (as in; the image still has to be optimized), or does this regularly happen after that first “hit” as well? and if it happens, does it happen for pages with lots of images, or also for pages with just 1 or 2 on them?

    @imtino I was talking about the TTFB for a given image, as reported by Chrome Dev Tools, not the TTFB for the page as such.

    @optimizingmatters I am not talking about the first hit, but about subsequent retrievals. I have seen similar behaviour occasionally on js files before I installed AO, so it may be inherent to CloudFlare. I will do further tests to characterize the issue a bit more precisely.

    Plugin Author Optimizing Matters

    (@optimizingmatters)

    thanks, looking forward to that franciscus!

    OK, I ran a test with AO image optimization disabled, so that the images are served directly from my CloudFlare account.
    I am getting a similar symptom: occasionally, there is a wait time of more than 500 ms for an image. I have reported this to CloudFlare. If nobody else sees this, it could be a problem in my own internet connection.
    So for the time being, AO is off the hook πŸ™‚

    Plugin Author Optimizing Matters

    (@optimizingmatters)

    follow-up question; does occasional long TTFB for images happen for pages with lots of images, or also for pages with just 1 or 2 images on them?

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