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Speed up your store by combining, compressing and caching Javascript and CSS files.
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Overview

Fooman Speedster

• Combines multiple Javascript and CSS files into a single Javascript file and single CSS file, to enable faster page load times
• Reduces the total size of files to be loaded as well as the number of HTTP requests, for empty and primed caches
• Fully automated once installed, with automatic versioning when Javascript/CSS files are updated
• Compresses files without requiring gzip support on your server
• Creates far future expire headers for the combined Javascript and CSS files
• Multi store capable
• Uses the Minify library by Steve Clay (released under a BSD license)

Fooman Speedster is now controlled by an advanced self testing framework. You can only enable Speedster once the configuration has been set up correctly and all self tests run successfully.

Note that the self test does not include testing for existing Javascript errors on your site - it's still important to do this separately before installing Fooman Speedster (see below for details).

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http://speedster.demo.fooman.co.nz/

Important - Before you Install Fooman Speedster

Please ensure you read and understand all installation and troubleshooting instructions
Ask your Magento developer to install the extension if you don't understand something in the instructions. If you do not follow all steps in the installation and troubleshooting instructions, the installation of Fooman Speedster could fail and generate errors on your site.

Always install Fooman Speedster first on your test site, before installing it on your live site
If any errors occur, it is far preferable to complete our troubleshooting instructions on your test site so your live site will remain unaffected.

Always test for existing Javascript errors on your site before installing Fooman Speedster
Fooman Speedster relies on all Javascript on your store being completely error free. If your store contains existing Javascript errors, these will be magnified when installing Speedster and could cause issues with your store's frontend. The Speedster self test does not include testing for existing Javascript errors on your site. It is important to do this separately before installing Fooman Speedster (you can test with http://jslint.com). If there any existing Javascript errors are identified on your site, ensure these are completely fixed before installing Fooman Speedster.

Ensure your site meets all system requirements (see below)

We provide Fooman Speedster as a free extension to the Magento community. Please be fair to us and do not post negative reviews for errors which can be avoided by following the installation and troubleshooting instructions (these are comprehensive and cover 95% of all issues reported to us since 2008). Unfortunately the majority of recent negative reviews that have been published via Magento Connect describe errors where either system requirements were not met, or instructions were not followed correctly. Please take care to follow all instructions correctly, and if you believe you have found a genuine error, contact us to report it in the first instance rather than leaving a negative review via Magento Connect. Thank you.

We wish you a successful installation and hope that you are impressed by the results Fooman Speedster can deliver on your store.

System Requirements - Is Fooman Speedster right for my Store?

System Requirements
Fooman Speedster works out of the box using an Apache platform run on Linux. In addition:
• Mod_rewrite (a standard Apache module installed by default on most Linux servers) must be enabled
• .htaccess must be supported
• CSS images must be available under the same domain as the store

Note: Several developers have also successfully installed Fooman Speedster on different platforms by adapting the installation process. For further reading see the ISAPI2 and Nginx threads.

Risk of Javascript Errors
Fooman Speedster has been tested with the default Magento themes and successfully installed on tens of thousands of Magento stores since 2008. However, there is always a risk that minifying and combining Javascript files can produce Javascript errors. We do not recommend using Fooman Speedster 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

Speedster Advanced
Fooman Speedster Advanced uses an advanced caching strategy which combines, compresses and caches JS and CSS files. Click here to see if this extension is right for your store.

Installation and Troubleshooting Instructions

Refer to both documents below for instructions on installing and troubleshooting Fooman Speedster:
The Ultimate Guide to Installing Magento Extensions
Fooman Speedster Instructions and Troubleshooting Guide

Support

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.

Changelog

See our website (refer to the "Details" tab in the extension listing).

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! Thanks from the Fooman team!


Release Notes

Speed up your store by combining, compressing and caching JS and CSS.

2009-06-08 04:38:30
  • Version number: 1.0.4
  • Stability: Stable
  • Compatibility: 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.4.1.1, 1.4.2, 1.5, 1.6
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FOOMAN Speedster 1.0.3

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Speed up your store by combining, compressing and caching JS and CSS.

2009-06-08 04:36:41
  • Version number: 1.0.3
  • Stability: Stable
  • Compatibility: 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.4.1.1, 1.4.2, 1.5, 1.6
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FOOMAN Speedster 1.0.3

Speed up your store by combining, compressing and caching JS and CSS.

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Speed up your store by combining, compressing and caching JS and CSS.

2009-06-08 04:36:03
  • Version number: 1.0.3
  • Stability: Stable
  • Compatibility: 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.4.1.1, 1.4.2, 1.5, 1.6
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FOOMAN Speedster 1.0.3

Speed up your store by combining, compressing and caching JS and CSS.

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Speed up your store by combining, compressing and caching JS and CSS.

2009-06-08 02:15:00
  • Version number: 1.0.3
  • Stability: Stable
  • Compatibility: 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.4.1.1, 1.4.2, 1.5, 1.6
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FOOMAN Speedster 1.0.3

Speed up your store by combining, compressing and caching JS and CSS.

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Speed up your store by combining, compressing and caching JS and CSS.

2009-03-22 14:33:12
  • Version number: 1.0.2
  • Stability: Stable
  • Compatibility: 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.4.1.1, 1.4.2, 1.5, 1.6
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Fooman Speedster 3.3 5 173 173
after installing admin back end does not look the same and none of the links work. Plus add to cart on front end doesn't work. can't uninstall because back end doesn't work? January 29, 2012
This extension is great. Once I got it working. Use the manual install method detailed on their website, it works like a dream. Cheers January 24, 2012
if you want to install this extensions, please DON'T use this automatic installation from this page. I suggest you to manually upload your extensions so that you will not lose your css. Please check this page http://tarbantinsouvenir.com January 20, 2012
It does work on 1.6.1 with 2.07 or 2.08 but it breaks my Interakting slider, and AJAX add to cart, and the One Step Checkout (AJAX loader). Is there a fix for this? January 14, 2012
Got in working in 1.6.1.0. First it screwed up my css (front/backend). Got it working like in the installation guide via: - Check your permissions - Empty /var/cache/ and /var/minifycache/ Thanks, Koen January 10, 2012
Hi @all, I had the same problems with losing all my css and js files in my pages after reinstalling the Speedster. After uninstalling speedster just remove the entry in the SQL database e.g: DELETE FROM core_config_data WHERE path LIKE '%speedster%'; Please keep in mind that you also have to remove all related files of the Speedster Extension within your magento root folder. BR, tommy January 4, 2012
just an update to how to procede when your css goes walkabout. I think there has been an update to the module since haijerome's explanation. All you need to do is step 3 delete everything in the var/cache folder. the m folder aready goes into the skin folder. I recommend this module it has moved my site up a grade in yslow and increased performance in page speed firefow addon January 1, 2012
This breaks the shipping page for me with Firefox. Even tried the latest 2.0.8 version that supposedly fixes this. Oh well, my benchmarks using ab are actually better with this extension disabled. December 14, 2011
upon installing 1.6.1.0 it breaks up ALL even admin panel and im on a standard magento install no mods only tried this.. December 12, 2011
Still not running even after the instructions was followed November 29, 2011
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Hi there,

Thanks for using Fooman Speedster!

For troubleshooting, please:

* Ensure that your store does not already contains minified files
* Ensure that your store does not contain 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/)
* Follow the installation instructions in "The Ultimate Guide to Installing Magento Extensions":http://cdn.fooman.co.nz/media/custom/upload/TheUltimateGuidetoInstallingMagentoExtensions.pdf
* Follow all troubleshooting steps in the "Fooman Speedster Instructions and Troubleshooting Guide":http://cdn.fooman.co.nz/media/custom/upload/InstructionsandTroubleshooting-FoomanSpeedster.pdf
* Ensure that you are not running any conflicting extensions, as this can conflict with CSS

This has a high success rate and usually solves 95% of issues we receive. If an error still persists, please contact your regular Magento developer or uninstall Fooman Speedster.

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Hello there,

There is no problem using Fooman Speedster with your custom Javascript as long as it conforms to standard Javascript coding.

We suggest testing all Javascript files which are not part of the Magento base/default theme on jslint.com for code quality. If there any existing Javascript errors are identified on your site, ensure these are completely fixed before installing Fooman Speedster.

Fooman Speedster relies on all Javascript on your store being completely error free. If your store contains existing Javascript errors, these will be magnified when installing Speedster and could cause issues with your store's frontend.

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Hi there ,
my domain is for ex :http://example.com/magento
after installed front-end & back-end broke down.

New javascript SRC is below :
http://example.com/magento/skin/m/1375702498/js/prototype/prototype.js,/js/lib/ccard.js,/js/prototype/validation.js,/js/scriptaculous/builder.js,/js/scriptaculous/effects.js,/js/scriptaculous/dragdrop.js,/js/scriptaculous/controls.js,/js/scriptaculous/slider.js,/js/varien/js.js,/js/varien/form.js,/js/varien/menu.js,/js/mage/translate.js,/js/mage/cookies.js,/js/jquery/jquery-1.4.2.min.js,/js/ecommerceteam/cloud-zoom.1.0.2.min.js,/js/qaz/qbanner/jquery.1.5.1.js,/js/qaz/qbanner/jqueryNoconfig.js,/js/qaz/qbanner/jquery.slides.min.js

also CSS url is wrong.
Where should i need to change Please answer as soon as posible.
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Hi there,

My apologies for the delay of my reply.

Missing CSS/JS is a commonly reported issue - please see our Installation and Troubleshooting Guide for guidance on how to fix this.

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I used this extension when we were on Magento CE v1.3.x. Then it worked fine. Afer that I upgraded Magento to CE v1.8.0 and also the extension to v3.0.5. But then it stopped working.

Actully, it left all the admin menus unclickable, so I disabled the admin block rewrite from config.xml as posted in one of the questions here.

But now the self test fails and the module is not getting enabled.

Can you pls me out with this??
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Hi there,

Our latest release of this extension has been tested on Magento 1.8.1 so there is nothing inheritant in the extension that would cause this. Please check our provided troubleshooting guide to work out where things differ from where it should.

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after I install from magento connect,

I make sure that /lib/minify/m.php is executable (permissions like 755
on the file itself and the containing folder should work) and
/var/minifycache is writeable.

But when I go admin page -> system > configuration > FOOMAN EXTENSIONS > I click support / fooman speedster, got a 404 not found page

How can I fix this problem?
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Can you please confirm if the issue remains after logging out and back into the back-end as this usually clears the 404 up.
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Does this extension help to; Defer parsing JavaScript to reduce blocking of page rendering?
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No, this extension does not help to defer parsing of JavaScript. It would not modify your JavaScript coding - it would just simply combine, compress, and cache JS files.

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I tried to installed the script and i received this errors:
Verify Permission ERROR (Step 2)
(lib/minify/m.php ..>> error 403) ???

Verify Minification ERROR: minification does not work (Step 3)
Verify Minification ERROR: there are no files starting with "minify_" in "/home/thursday/public_html/var/minifycache" (Step 3)
Verify URL Rewriting ERROR: The minified result is larger than the original (Step 4)
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Hi there,

For troubleshooting, please:

* Follow the installation instructions in "The Ultimate Guide to Installing Magento Extensions":http://cdn.fooman.co.nz/media/custom/upload/TheUltimateGuidetoInstallingMagentoExtensions.pdf
* Follow all troubleshooting steps in the "Fooman Speedster Instructions and Troubleshooting Guide":http://cdn.fooman.co.nz/media/custom/upload/InstructionsandTroubleshooting-FoomanSpeedster.pdf
* 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 "www.jslint.com":http://jslint.com/)
* Ensure that you are not running any conflicting extensions

This usually solves 95% of issues we receive. If an error still persists after following the instructions and troubleshooting advice above, please contact your Magento developer or disable the extension.

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I try to install Fooman Speedster using magento connect, and it showing in Disable Module output with name Fooman_Common, Fooman_Speedster both are enabled.

Still not working Please help
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Hi there,

Thanks for using Fooman Speedster. For troubleshooting, please:

* Ensure that your store does not already contains minified files
* Ensure that your store does not contain 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/)
* Follow the installation instructions in "The Ultimate Guide to Installing Magento Extensions":http://cdn.fooman.co.nz/media/custom/upload/TheUltimateGuidetoInstallingMagentoExtensions.pdf
* Follow all troubleshooting steps in the "Fooman Speedster Instructions and Troubleshooting Guide":http://cdn.fooman.co.nz/media/custom/upload/InstructionsandTroubleshooting-FoomanSpeedster.pdf
* Ensure that you are not running any conflicting extensions, as this can conflict with CSS

This has a high success rate and usually solves 95% of issues we receive. If an error still persists, please contact your regular Magento developer or uninstall Fooman Speedster.

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Hi,

After installing the extension via FTP, all my other menus in the admin page becomes unclickable--there is no response when I click the menus. However after disabling the extension via editing the xml file and manually cleared the cache, everything is back to normal.

Any help would be appreciated

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Had the same issue, strangely though only in live site not in development site…

Anyways anyone facing same problem, I suggest commenting out adminhtml rewrites from file app/code/community/Fooman/Speedster/etc/config.xml

so then css / js won't be compressed in admin side ;)

ie.
<!--
<adminhtml>
<rewrite> <page_head>Fooman_Speedster_Block_Adminhtml_Page_Head</page_head>
</rewrite>
</adminhtml>
-->

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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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