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Speed up your store with an advanced caching strategy which combines, compresses and caches JS and CSS files.
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Fooman Speedster Advanced

• Speeds up your store by combining, compressing and caching Javascript and CSS files
• Combines multiple Javascript files into two separate files (one static and one variable), and combines multiple CSS files into a single CSS file, for faster page load times
• Fully automated once installed, with automatic versioning when Javascript/CSS files are updated
• Improved speed performance relative to the classic Fooman Speedster extension
• Theme optimiser to help implement a smarter caching strategy (for Magento version 1.5 and above) – see instructions
• No php overhead when compared to the classic Fooman Speedster extension (files are created, but not served, via PHP)
• Supports the use of different domains for Skin CSS, allowing the use of CDNs (Content Delivery Networks) and cookie free domains
• Multi store capable
• Uses the Minify library by Steve Clay (released under a BSD license)

Is Fooman Speedster Advanced right for my Store?

Fooman Speedster Advanced is a free extension which has been tested with the default Magento themes. However, there is always a risk that minifying and combining Javascript files can produce Javascript errors. We do not recommend using Fooman Speedster Advanced without thorough testing on a test site if:

• Your store already contains minified files
• Significant Javascript customisation work has been done on your store and the added non-default Javascript files do not follow best practice Javascript (you can test with http://jslint.com/)
• Your store uses Jquery (or has extensions installed which use Jquery) - although a workaround is provided in the instructions, almost 100% of reported errors are from stores which also use Jquery

Installation and Documentation

Refer to the following documents for instructions on installing Fooman Speedster Advanced:

The Ultimate Guide to Installing Magento Extensions
Instructions and Troubleshooting Guide - Fooman Speedster Advanced

Important: Please uninstall the original Fooman Speedster before installing Fooman Speedster Advanced.

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For troubleshooting, please:

• Follow the installation and troubleshooting instructions in the documentation above
• Ensure that your store does not already contains minified files
• Ensure that your store does not contain significant Javascript customisation work, and that any added non-default Javascript files follow best practice (you can test with jslint)
• Ensure that you are not running any conflicting extensions, as this can conflict with CSS

This usually solves 95% of issues we receive.

Feel free to contact us at support@fooman.co.nz to report any suspected bugs with the extension, however please note that we are unable to provide individual support or troubleshooting advice via our support email address - see our general FAQ for more details. If an error still persists after following the troubleshooting advice above, please either contact your Magento developer or disable the extension.


If you find this free extension useful, please share the love by leaving a review on our website or here on Magento Connect. We love hearing your positive feedback about Speedster Advanced. Thank you!

Release Notes

0.8.2

2013-02-11 17:41:37
  • Version number: 0.8.2
  • Stability: Beta
  • Compatibility: 1.4, 1.4.1.1, 1.4.2, 1.5, 1.6, 1.6.1, 1.6.2.0, 1.7
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[0.8.1] Release

2012-09-21 21:00:03
  • Version number: 0.8.1
  • Stability: Beta
  • Compatibility: 1.4, 1.4.1.1, 1.4.2, 1.5, 1.6, 1.6.1, 1.6.2.0, 1.7
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+ Theme Optimiser for 1.5+ only
* cms_page handling fixed
* run Theme Optimiser without cache

Initial Advanced Release

2012-09-19 19:41:05
  • Version number: 0.8.0
  • Stability: Beta
  • Compatibility: 1.4, 1.4.1.1, 1.4.2, 1.5, 1.6, 1.6.1, 1.6.2.0, 1.7
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Fooman Speedster Advanced 4.3 5 13 13
Installed speedster advanced and it works great! on CE 1.7.0.2. I have not tried out the theme optimiser though. Also on a side note, both my jquery and prototype are served by google cdn instead. Hence, they were not packaged together by speedster advance. December 25, 2012
I had problems with the install of the original Speedster. The developer though was quick in his response to my enquiry and suggested to try the advanced version. This worked like a charm, no problems whatsoever for my site. PageSpeed score jumped from 18 to 59 ... that's pretty impressive for a free extension! October 18, 2012
Impossible to login in admin after installation of the extension. September 27, 2012
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Fooman Speedster works on all servers. Fooman Speedster Advanced supports a smarter caching strategy and improved speed performance, but requires specific server functionality to realise these gains.

Take the Speedster quiz to determine which version of Fooman Speedster is best suited to your needs:

1. Do you use Magento Version 1.4 or above?
2. Does your server send Far Future Expire Headers?
3. Does your server send gzip content?
4. Did you understand the last two questions?

If you answered 'NO' to any of the four questions, you should install the original Fooman Speedster extension.

If you answered 'YES' to all questions, you should install the Fooman Speedster Advanced extension.
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The following extensions conflict with Fooman Speedster Advanced:
• CANONICAL URLs by Yoast
• MXPERTS JQUERY BASE

In both cases, a work-around can be installed during installation - refer to the Installation Instructions file for further information.
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Or do you have to search down and manually uninstall the previous module?
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Hi there,

Thanks for your interest in Fooman Speedster Advanced!

Please uninstall the original Speedster first (either via Magento Connect or by deleting all uploaded Speedster related files).

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I followed your instructions in order to install this extension. The js and css files are combined and minified. The problem is that when I go to Tools->Theme Optimiser I see this message: Theme Optmiser can only be run when the cache is disabled. Cache is enabled. I don't get what is happening.
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Hi there,

That is correct - to be able to run Theme Optimiser you need to disable the cache. Theme Optimiser is a one time process - looping over all your installed layout handles to work out the best distribution of when to load javascript files.

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