Fast Velocity Minify

Improve your speed score on GTmetrix, Pingdom Tools and Google PageSpeed Insights by merging and minifying CSS, JavaScript and HTML.

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WPMeta Score

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Plugin Popularity 0.7
Author Activity 1.5
  • πŸ‘·πŸ» This plugin is actively maintained and contributors are really committed to it!
  • πŸ“’ Reliable plugin.. 15 total updates and 15 in last 12 months. That's great track record.
  • πŸŽ– Plugin ranks 4,247 amongst 50,000+ plugins.
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  • πŸ‚ 24% of 50,000+ users are on the latest version.
  • πŸ“₯ Seems like a popular plugin - 612 people download this plugin everyday.
  • πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘§β€πŸ‘§ One man show!! Only a single contributor for this plugin.
  • πŸŽ‚ This plugin celebrated it's 3rd anniversary 3 months ago.

Peer Comparison

# Plugin WPMeta Score Users Rating
1Fast Velocity Minify3.350,000+4.8
2Swift Performance Lite1.59,000+4.4
3Purge Varnish Cache1900+5
4Optimize Scripts & Styles0.920+5
5Cache Cleaner – Scheduled0.8200+5
6LC Scripts Optimizer0.850+0
7Dessky Cache0.810+5

Description

This plugin reduces HTTP requests by merging CSS & Javascript files into groups of files, while attempting to use the least amount of files as possible. It minifies CSS and JS files with PHP Minify (no extra requirements).

Minification is done in real time and done on the frontend only during the first uncached request. Once the first request is processed, any other pages that require the same set of CSS and JavaScript will be served that same static cache file.

This plugin includes options for developers and advanced users, however the default settings should work just fine for most sites.

Aditional Optimization

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Features

  • Merge JS and CSS files into groups to reduce the number of HTTP requests
  • Google Fonts merging and optimization
  • Handles scripts loaded both in the header & footer separately
  • Keeps the order of the scripts even if you exclude some files from minification
  • Supports localized scripts (https://codex.wordpress.org/Function_Reference/wp_localize_script)
  • Minifies CSS and JS with PHP Minify only, no third party software or libraries needed.
  • Option to use YUI Compressor rather than PHP Minify (you you have “exec” and “java” available on your system).
  • Option to defer JavaScript and CSS files.
  • Stores the cache files in the uploads directory.
  • View the status and logs on the WordPress admin page.
  • Option to Minify HTML for further improvements.
  • Ability to turn off minification
  • Ability to turn off CSS or JS optimization seperatly (by disabling either css or js processing)
  • Ability to manually ignore scripts or css
  • Support for conditional scripts and styles
  • Support for multisite installations
  • Support for gzip_static on Nginx
  • Support for the CDN Enabler plugin
  • Auto purging of cache files on W3 Total Cache, WP Supercache, WP Rocket, Wp Fastest Cache, Cachify, Comet Cache, Zen Cache, LiteSpeed Cache, Nginx Cache (by Till KrΓΌss ), SG Optimizer, HyperCache, Godaddy Managed WordPress Hosting and WP Engine (read the FAQs)
  • WP CLI support
  • Support for preconnect and preload headers
  • and some more…

WP-CLI Commands

  • Purge all caches: wp fvm purge
  • Purge all caches on a network site: wp --url=blog.example.com fvm purge
  • Purge all caches on the entire network (linux): wp site list --field=url | xargs -n1 -I % wp --url=% fvm purge
  • Get cache size: wp fvm stats
  • Get cache size on a network site: wp --url=blog.example.com fvm stats
  • Get cache size on each site (linux): wp site list --field=url | xargs -n1 -I % wp --url=% fvm stats

Notes

  • The JavaScript minification is by PHP Minify
  • The alternative JavaScript minification is by YUI Compressor
  • Compatible with Nginx, HHVM and PHP 7.
  • Minimum requirements are PHP 5.5 and WP 4.4, from version 1.4.0 onwards