[resolved] [Plugin: W3 Total Cache] enable gzip compression for certain files? (3 posts)

  1. doctorEQ
    Posted 5 years ago #

    How do I enable gzip compression for certain files?

    I ran Page Speed in Chrome (scores 80) and have about 20 files displayed (samples below) after a red-buttoned message: "Enable compression - Compressing the following resources with gzip could reduce their transfer size by 210.6KiB (73% reduction)."

    I am quite new at this. I am using WP 3.1.3, Polished theme from Elegant Themes, W3 Total Cache, WordPress SEO 0.4.2, on a Windows 7 x64 machine and have shared hosting using Linux/Apache. Page Speed in Chrome is 80. Page load time: 12 seconds.


    ----------------sample of some files mentioned by Page Speed---------------

    Compressing the following resources with gzip could reduce their transfer size by 210.6KiB (73% reduction).

    Compressing http://www.doctoreq.com/wp-includes/js/jquery/jquery.js?ver=1.4.4 could save 50.3KiB (65% reduction).

    Compressing http://www.doctoreq.com/ could save 31.5KiB (76% reduction).

    Compressing http://www.doctoreq.com/wp-content/themes/Polished/epanel/shortcodes/shortcodes.css?ver=1.6 could save 21.8KiB (82% reduction).

    Compressing http://www.doctoreq.com/wp-content/themes/Polished/js/jquery.cycle.all.min.js could save 20.5KiB (75% reduction).

    Compressing http://www.doctoreq.com/wp-content/themes/Polished/style.css could save 17.8KiB (76% reduction).

    Compressing http://www.doctoreq.com/wp-content/themes/Polished/epanel/page_templates/js/prettyphoto/jquery.prett... could save 16.3KiB (74% reduction).

    Compressing http://www.doctoreq.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-page-numbers/panther/wp-page-numbers.css could save 892B (66% reduction).

    Compressing http://www.doctoreq.com/wp-content/themes/Polished/style-Red.css could save 481B (51% reduction).

    Compressing http://www.doctoreq.com/wp-includes/js/comment-reply.js?ver=20090102 could save 374B (47% reduction).

  2. doctorEQ
    Posted 5 years ago #

    duplicate, sorry. Answer from Frederick was "The default W3TC settings enable compression, be sure that the directives for browser caching have been deployed and you will see compression being applied. Best to minify files as well for best results."

    Now if I can figure out what they are and how to know if they are deployed....

  3. Frederick Townes
    Posted 4 years ago #

    You can use firebug to check the headers on a specific file under the net tab or you can use a tool like http://web-sniffer.net to check headers on a file.

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