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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).

Try the Demo

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.

2012-01-26 18:06:32
  • Version number: 2.0.5
  • Stability: Beta
  • Compatibility: 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.4.1.1, 1.4.2, 1.5, 1.6
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Fooman Speedster 2.0

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

2010-12-13 17:09:48
  • Version number: 2.0.4
  • Stability: Beta
  • Compatibility: 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.4.1.1, 1.4.2, 1.5, 1.6
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Fooman Speedster 2.0

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

2010-12-12 14:34:04
  • Version number: 2.0.3
  • Stability: Beta
  • Compatibility: 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.4.1.1, 1.4.2, 1.5, 1.6
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Fooman Speedster 2.0

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

2012-01-24 14:06:45
  • Version number: 2.0.2
  • Stability: Beta
  • Compatibility: 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.4.1.1, 1.4.2, 1.5, 1.6
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Fooman Speedster 2.0

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

2012-02-05 17:05:35
  • Version number: 2.0.1
  • 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 5 171 171
Yes, same here. Just installed. M was already in the Skin folder. Manually deleted everything in the var/cache but did not change a thing. After uninstall everything works fine again. Anybody know how to fix this? November 23, 2011
I uninstalled manually. Reinstall today. Follow instruction from haijerome, but then realized the m folder is already in the skin folder. So, it didn't help. I am giving up. Uninstalled for the 3rd time. November 17, 2011
ok. Been on this one today with errors and so on. Here is what working for me (CE 1.6.1): First though, some people commented folder "minify" not showing up in their server or permissions not updating- answer refresh your FTP client worked for me. Next, If you are like me and Configurationgt;Advancedgt; (disable speedster) then what I had to do to fix was uninstall speedster, return to admin panel and open separate tabs for recompile, index management, cache. Leave these open and use 4th tab to magento connect and install speedster again with disabled during updating checkbox unchecked- HAHA! go back to the 3 tabs and update all things - you may lose css and js interface for a few seconds until all 3 tabs have resolved. DO ALL THIS WITH Fooman_Speedster.xml set to lt;activegt;falselt;/activegt; (almost forgot to mention it). Now its working again. Here is what I think is causing the problem many of us have mentioned here: Server folder permissions are setup automatically recursive for new files and folders added later or, in my case, I chmod for this to happen. So, while Speedster is installing itself it may be failing due to redundant permission settings on the server. hmmm? November 10, 2011
Worked. Thanks a ton. You need to follow the instructions on is website http://store.fooman.co.nz/magento-extension-speedster.html Speedster 2.0 Unpack the downloaded zip file in your Magento root folder. Please make sure that /lib/minify/m.php is executable (permissions like 755 on the file itself and the containing folder should work) . Delete the contents of the /var/cache folder to force Magento to update its configuration (alternatively refresh the configuration cache in your Magento backend). Minifying JS and CSS takes a while to compute. This only needs to be done once per JS/CSS combination and is then written to a cache. To make sure the cache gets filled up simply browse your store and your customers should have a faster experience than before. November 6, 2011
i install this extension, my back-end lost style October 28, 2011
I made this extension work, but certain buttons in admin don't work when enabled, such as "submit shipment" October 20, 2011
just attempted to install this on a fresh version of 1.6 and it hosed the frontend and backend of the magento instance.... appears to have destroyed all css. Any word on a fix or when the extension will be updated for 1.6? October 5, 2011
I use FireBug to pinpoint any CSS styling elements that I want to tweak on my site, however since installing this new extension, FireBug no longer shows the relevant line in the CSS file to notify me where my styling elements are located in my Styles.css - instead it's showing me lines of code in a Widgets.css file which doesn't help me in the slightest... So, when I have to trawl through the best part of 3000 lines of code in CSS to find the chunk I am looking for, I find that the FireBug function is VERY HELPFUL INDEED, and a real time-saver. Now I don't have that essential workflow tool anymore and it's a bit irksome! Although this new extension seems to render my site a bit faster, now, when I want to work on bug-fixing my CSS, it's going to a problem and will take a bunch more time styling my site, and when my free time to work on my site comes at a bit of a premium, well, let's just say, this extension seems to have created more work for me... Just sayin' in case anyone else is out there thinking about this... Thanks though, it was the FIRST extension in a long time to install properly on my site without any giving me any critical errors that needed to be addressed, so that was a real relief! October 1, 2011
Approx reduced load times by 50%. Nice to see a Magento extension that does something so fundamental without messing something else up! To not install this extension is in effect, to choose to annoy your customers by keeping them waiting for ages per page load. And why would any of us want to do that? September 29, 2011
Haven't tested it on 1.6.x yet but works great on 1.5.1. Results are super impressive. Thanks a bunch. September 14, 2011
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The following extensions conflict with Fooman Speedster:
• 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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I installed Fooman Speedster it changes my theme path of css thats why i cant see my css images, please give me the solution ,
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Hi kanchan_anand

Fooman Speedster rewrites image locations based on Magento's fallback and/or your settings under
System > Configuration > Web
as appropriate. Please follow the installation instructions and troubleshooting instructions to determine where exactly things start not working as intended.

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i know there's other extensions like Lesti::fpc (http://www.magentocommerce.com/magento-connect/lesti-fpc-4534.html)

Should I install both or choose one?

I'm not a developer so I dont understand the differences between them
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Speedster is intended to speed up the delivery and cacheability of your frontend assets (CSS and Javascript files).

Using another extension to speed up the creation of the whole page (usually called full page cache) like the linked to example makes sense.
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Hey there,

I tried installing the Extension via FTP by uploading the unzipped folder (fooman_speedster-3.0.0) to magento root directory, but nothing happens. Do I have to switch Speedster on or do anything?
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Hi there,

Starting with Speedster 3.0 you need to enable it under System > Configuration > Fooman Speedster.

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Verify Permission ERROR (Step 2)
Verify Minification ERROR: minification does not work (Step 3)
Verify Minification ERROR: there are no files starting with "minify_"

I've posted my full error message here:
http://www.magentocommerce.com/boards/viewthread/753073/

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Hi there,

It looks like there's an incorrect file permission settings. Please refer to the "Fooman Speedster Instructions and Troubleshooting Guide" for complete troubleshooting instruction:
http://cdn.fooman.co.nz/media/custom/upload/InstructionsandTroubleshooting-FoomanSpeedster.pdf

For further 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
* 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 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

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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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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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