Support » Plugin: W3 Total Cache » Can you confirm how Compression and render blocking works

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  • Plugin Support Marko Vasiljevic

    (@vmarko)

    Hello @wood1e

    Thank you for the question and I am happy to assist you with this.
    Please check this article about Gzip Compression
    A for the render-blocking JS, can you please share the URL so we can check this?
    Also, try selecting non-blocking using defer after <body>
    Thank you!

    Plugin Support Marko Vasiljevic

    (@vmarko)

    Hello @wood1e

    Thank you for the info.
    can you please check if you enabled Minify and Browser Cache in Performance>General settings? Make sure that the boxes are ticked and save all settings and purge the cache.
    Thanks!

    Hi

    Thanks I completely missed this! I have set Minify to Manual. With Auto setting the site crashes.

    And here is the settings for compression: https://www.screencast.com/t/2JtYtRhKHU

    The render blocking still seems to be in place and GZip doesn’t seem to have kicked in

    Plugin Support Marko Vasiljevic

    (@vmarko)

    Hello @wood1e

    Please check the article provided about gzip. You need to make sure that mod_deflate is enabled on your server. Only then Gzip can work.
    As for unifying, When choosing non-blocking using Defer you can experience breaking of some JS files.
    Re-enable Minify on auto and use the default (blocking) and make sure to save all settings and purge the cache. If you still experience the same issue, you need either exclude specific JS/CSS files from being minified in Performance>Minify> Never minify following JS/CSS files or switch to manual minify. Manual minify can be tricky because you need to add JS and CSS files manually and I order. You can use the help wizard in the top of the page when Manual minify is enabled.
    Thank you!

    oh ok so I will speak to the server company

    Unfortunately JS Minify Default (blocking) and Minify Auto is set, but the site breaks.

    See here: https://www.screencast.com/t/ywtGvzTuyKL

    It doesn’t break if I set to Manual, see here: https://www.screencast.com/t/rHYsNwfHt and I have kept, Minify Default (Blocking)’ whether that enables Minifying I do not know.?

    I will look at adding in JS to the Never minify section, I don’t have time at the moment

    Thanks for the pointers.

    Plugin Support Marko Vasiljevic

    (@vmarko)

    Hello @wood1e

    Re-enable Auto minify. Go to Performance>Minify and disable first JS minify settings, save all settings and purge the cache. See if the issue persists. DO the same thing with CSS minify settings, There is a possibility that minifying CSS is breaking your styling also.
    Thank you!

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