I like possibilities to choose what we want or not minimize, and separate cache folder to wordpress cache
This plugin is easy to use, offers great default settings and a good variety of customizations options.
However, when I enabled it, my site had serious problems. I discovered that this was because WPEngine breaks other plugins caching, including this one.
Nice plugin - it does a better job at minifying and not breaking my site than any other plugin I tested, including W3TC and Zencache.
For some strange reason however it does not activate at all on my forum pages: I use Simple Press and none of the forum pages are serving minified files. I opened a ticket with support over a month ago but with no success.
So an overall 4 stars for a strong performer but with some mystery holes.
I owe the developer an apology, when I thought his plugin screwed up my breakout theme. It was actually because of a wordpress update that screwed up my theme. This plugin actually works fairly decently, though it does take a bit of experimenting to get it to work just right. But once it does, there is a noticable improvement in page speed and load times.
The plugin works greats, except for the fact that the output is not gzipped (even when using a gzipping extension): the generated url outputs in plain text. It would be nice if the developer could add that.
You can check whether it is gzipping or not using this tool : http://www.gidnetwork.com/tools/gzip-test.php
I know the developer plans to add async loading of styles/scripts in the future. Google Pagespeed says i can achieve better results if this were the case. Other than that, I really dig the script.
The plugin works ok. Thanks!
BWP Minify has helped me improve my site's performance.
Learning how to manage / tweak the plugin and theme code (via the great support forum here) has also taught me a lot about how to troubleshoot other problems as well.
Good plugin, but with enabled option "Minify CSS files automatically?" it brokes another plugin "Featured Posts Grid" - grid shows without space between rows of posts and with broken links on post thumbnails. Please fix it.
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