Plugin size (3 posts)

  1. Vladimir Anokhin
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi WPsites,

    just tried to install your plugin and got the following error.

    I think that you need to make some clean-ups in source code. I suggest you to delete unused ACE files. For example, ACE don't uses folders like demo or kitchen sink and many others.

    There is a screenshot with only one required folder in wpide\ace-0.2.0. And other folders (not highlighted on screenshot) have a size 22.6 Mb. This is a giant size for wp-plugin.

    Also, the current version of ACE is 1.1.01.

    Thank you for attention and for the great open-source project.


  2. Daedalon
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I came here to ask for the same thing: remove unused folders. Our backups are unnecessarily large. To combat this we have removed numerous WPide folders without any loss of functionality, especially the unused non-minimized source files. This saved dozens of megabytes from each backup.

    This should be easy to implement to benefit everyone using the plugin.

  3. Daedalon
    Posted 2 years ago #

    1. After searching the source for any occurrence for the string "0.2.0" and not finding a single occurrence, I've removed the folder ace-0.2.0 on our local install and haven't noticed any lack of functionality yet. Saved: 7.56MB.

    2. I had previously already removed the demo, kitchen sink etc. folders to similar effect: no loss of functionality, but major savings in disk space. Saved: +10MB if I remember correctly.

    3. I would also suspect that js/jquery-ui-1.8.20.custom.min.js might not be needed anymore when having jquery-ui-1.9.2.custom.min.js. Saved: 178kB.

    4. js/autocomplete.php.js and js/autocomplete.wordpress.js are unused duplicates of files under js/autocomplete folder. Saved: 1.28MB.

    Our installation of version 2.3.2 of the plugin now takes 8.55MB. Default install takes 34.4MB. So far we've been able to reduce the plugin size by 75% without any loss of functionality by removing leftover files.

    5. Removing the git folder saved another 1.26MB. Based on comments in the code the support is experimental, and I wasn't able to see any way in the user interface for making use of this, so removing this hasn't revealed any loss of functionality either. Trimmed plugin size: 7.29MB. Savings: 27.11MB (79%).

    Simon: hopefully this helps you in some way :)

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