Support » Plugin: PhastPress » [Inlines critical CSS] Some unused css not removed

  • Resolved hz_i3

    (@hz_i3)


    Inlines critical CSS is very cool and does cut unused css for HTML elements not present on the page, but some of them are not removed.

    For example, #start-resizable-editor-section{display:none} is not removed. So it seems it can’t remove some and also some advanced CSS with selectors (e.g., :not).

    Is there any detailed information about this?

    Thanks!

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  • Plugin Author Albert Peschar

    (@kiboit)

    Hi @hz_i3,

    The CSS removal only looks at class names (.class selectors) and ignores any selectors involving parentheses (eg, :not(...)).

    Even though this is quite limited, it’s enough to remove most unused CSS. There’s no harm in a few additional unused CSS rules being inlined, as long as the total amount of inlined CSS stays relatively small.

    –Albert

    Thread Starter hz_i3

    (@hz_i3)

    Yeah, .class are the most popular ones.

    CSS rules with the selectors are probably harder to remove and error-prone? The twenty-twenty default theme and the block editor are using advanced selectors a lot.

    The twenty-twenty default theme: https://wp-themes.com/wp-content/themes/twentytwenty/style.css

    Block editor: https://wp-themes.com/wp/wp-includes/css/dist/block-library/style.css

    Plugin Author Albert Peschar

    (@kiboit)

    Hi @hz_i3,

    Many unused selectors remain in the inlined CSS. It wouldn’t be too hard to support :not(...) and #id-based selectors as well. I’ll add this to my to-do list–but it’s certain to take a while before I get to it.

    Thanks for your feedback!

    –Albert

    Thread Starter hz_i3

    (@hz_i3)

    Thanks, Albert. I am glad my feedback helps. I am looking forward for the support to remove more unused CSS.

    This plugin is the only plugin that I found works to remove unused CSS. I just added a 5-star review. Thanks for the work!

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