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Old Apr 30, 2014, 10:35 AM
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Danielwerner
 
94 posts · Jul 2009
Hi,

I'm using the latest version of Atahualpa and I'm trying to speed up my website. I use the speedtest at http://tools.pingdom.com/ and it seems my number one priority is to combine javascript and css. "bfa_ata_file=js" is the most delay-causing script, apparently.

How do I do this with atahualpa in an easy way? I tried installing the w3 total cache plugin, but that caused my site to take 10x longer to load. I uninstalled it and went back to WP super cache, that's working but it doesn't have a built in javascript compressor.

Any thoughts?

PS. My sites are http://blogg.danielwerner.se and http://geekglobe.com
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Old Apr 30, 2014, 11:01 AM
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10,174 posts · Jul 2009
Central New York State USA
If you search for minify on wordpress.org there are several plugins that show up that you could test.
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Old Apr 30, 2014, 11:10 AM
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94 posts · Jul 2009
Does atahualpa support minifying or are there any cons with this feature?
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Old Apr 30, 2014, 02:20 PM
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10,174 posts · Jul 2009
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I have never tested. I would just install some and see how they work.
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Old Apr 30, 2014, 03:06 PM
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23,682 posts · Mar 2009
OSX 10.11.5 WP 4.x Atahualpa(all) Safari, Firefox, Chrome
As I understand it minifying is independent of a theme and what it does is remove all the comments and extra spaces from the CSS and JS. However if you are using inline CSS they don't seem to work (at least my test with better WP minified didn't do anything to the Atahualpa CSS when it was internal.

I just ran a set of test cases varying the 'better WP Minify' plugin off and on, 'CSS: External file or inline' to internal/external and 'CSS: Compress' to YES/NO here are teh results

test 1 CSS Internal not compressed - Better WordPress Minify disabled
characters 52,823
words 5,977
lines 2,332

test 2 CSS Internal compressed - Better WordPress Minify disabled
characters 32,228
words 4,794
lines 238

test 3 CSS Internal not compressed - Better WordPress Minify active
characters 52,827
words 5,983
lines 2,331

test 4 CSS Internal compressed - Better WordPress Minify active
characters 32,232
words 4,80
lines 237

test 5 CSS External not compressed - Better WordPress Minify disabled
characters 7,524
words 818
lines 237

test 6 CSS External compressed - Better WordPress Minify disabled
characters 7,524
words 818
lines 237

test 7 CSS External not compressed - Better WordPress Minify active
characters 7,524
words 818
lines 237

test 8 CSS External compressed - Better WordPress Minify disabled
characters 7,524
words 824
lines 236

as you can see, the plugin did nothing. What changed was having the CSS internal/external - the trade off there being if the CSS is internal it loads for each page the visitor goes to, If it is external it CSS is loaded once, BUT 2 calls to the server are needed. So it is a trade off.

Now using a caching plugin is a whole different story.
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