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Autoptimize speeds up your website and helps you save bandwidth by aggregating and minimizing JS, CSS and HTML.

10 reviews
Average Rating
4.7 out of 5 stars
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Autoptimize theme conflict
By , for WP 4.5.3

I am experiencing some glitches with my theme called "REHub" (Version 6.1.2) from themeforest. I installed Autoptimize plugin for this theme. I ticked all three options (HTML Options, JavaScript Options, and CSS Options). If all three are ticked my homepage category dropdown menus are not working. I mean when you hover mouse to dropdown menu it is not showing sub menus. When I untick JavaScript Options and keep other two options tick the drop down menu works. Should it be possible to work this out with all three options ticked? can you help. I provide more info about my site if necessary.

Is there something i am missing to configure?
By , for WP 4.5.3

Here is the comparison..It reduces the number of files and calls but, seems not compress them (no reduction in the size)

Before installing the plugin...
Too many css files (12 files found).
Total CSS size
334 kb (319.427 of external css / 14.827 of internal css)

After Installing the plugin...
You may have too many css files (3 files found).
Total CSS size
334 kb (318.675 of external css / 14.827 of internal css)

Bien mais dangereux pour l'hebergement
By , for WP 4.5.3

J'ai un hébergement mutualisé de 25Go et qui devrait être suffisant our un site tel que le mien. Sauf que tout s'est mit à bloquer car mon hébergement s'est retrouvé plein ! Mais de quoi ? De 24Go de fichiers optimisés par Autoptimize (impossible à supprimer en FTP a cause des time out).
Pour moi, Autompimize est donc un bon outil pour accélérer le chargement mais il lui manque clairement une fonction de limitation d'espace disque (ou en age de fichiers) pour éviter qu'il ne bouffe toutes vos gigas d'espace disque.

hit and miss
By ,

The JS option breaks websites 9 out of 10 times, CSS delivery 1/10 times and HTML 5/10 times. When it works its great when it doesnt it's a waste of time

Be aware of how many files this creates
By , for WP 4.4.1

Make sure you check your settings as this created 190,000 files on a clients server.

Not sure
By , for WP 4.2.2

I'm not sure how to rate this plugin. It must be of use for a lot of people, according to the ratings. But in my case page loading is much slower and with some settings the sites breaks. I tried all kinds of settings (also the advanced ones), but the site never improved.

Too Much Trouble -- Consider this Alternate Approach
By , for WP 4.2.2

The last in a long series of plugins I've tried purporting to minify and combine JS, CSS, HTML. All have ended up breaking my sites in way or another.

I ended up with a better solution: WordFence cache + MaxCDN. That combination is ultra-easy to setup and provides the best speeds I've experienced, consistently less than 1 second for a 1.3 MB home page. I don't care if the PageSpeed score or the Pingdom performance grade isn't 90%; those benchmarks are simply suggestions to improve SPEED.

Speed is the big win and I can get that easily with the caching and CDN solution mentioned. Try it out. You'll need WordFence, CDN Linker, and an account at MaxCDN. Totally worth it in my opinion.

Faster, but Google says slower on Mobiles
By , for WP 4.2.2

It's a fine plugin. It looks like it speeded up my site according to various speed tests. But Google Page Speed mobiles dropped from 70 to 56. And it says it doesn't minify Java script.

Increase Google Page Score but Increases actual load time
By , for WP 4.1.1

Increase Google Page Score but increases actual load time

javascript part was great, broke my css
By , for WP 3.9.2

html and javascript compression worked awesome - but once I clicked on the css checkbox - I got the white screen and wouldn't even let me in cpanel - had to get server team to remove plugin. I put plugin back and only use it for javascript and html, but I'm super bummed it won't help me with css, because I really need it !!!!

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