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Speedster by Fooman

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

• 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 User Manual

Support

Feel free 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).
Release Notes

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

2009-02-14 06:04:08
  • Version number: 0.9.1
  • Stability: Beta
  • Compatibility: 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.4.1.1, 1.4.2, 1.5, 1.6
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Magento Connect 1.0 change

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


Now working with Multi store setups and subdirectory installs!


Please read the installation instructions and latest changes here.


The htaccess instructions have changed in version 0.9.0.

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

2009-02-14 05:19:52
  • Version number: 0.9.0
  • Stability: Beta
  • Compatibility: 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.4.1.1, 1.4.2, 1.5, 1.6
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Speed up your store by combining, compressing and caching JS and CSS.


Now working with Multi store setups and subdirectory installs!


Please read the installation instructions and latest changes here.


The htaccess instructions have changed in version 0.9.0.

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

2009-02-11 02:52:29
  • Version number: 0.8.2
  • Stability: Beta
  • Compatibility: 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.4.1.1, 1.4.2, 1.5, 1.6
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Magento Connect 1.0 change

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


Now working with Multi store setups!


Please read the installation instructions and latest changes here.

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

2009-02-04 01:27:05
  • Version number: 0.8.1
  • Stability: Beta
  • Compatibility: 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.4.1.1, 1.4.2, 1.5, 1.6
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Magento Connect 1.0 change

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


Now working with Multi store setups!


Please read the installation instructions and latest changes here.

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

2009-02-03 16:23:25
  • Version number: 0.8.0
  • Stability: Beta
  • Compatibility: 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.4.1.1, 1.4.2, 1.5, 1.6
You must be registered and logged in to get extension key.
You must choose from Magento Connect Version 1.5.1.0 or 2.0.
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Magento Connect 1.0 change

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


Now working with Multi store setups!


Please read the installation instructions and latest changes here.

Reviews

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This extension was developed by and is supported by FOOMAN

Speedster by Fooman 3.2 5 185 185
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
works like a charm... thanks Fooman September 12, 2011
This worked for me after following the instructions on his site. However, when I enabled Compilation on the Admin backend, my site's and the admin's layout disappeared. You have to make sure that compilation is disabled in System -gt;Tools -gt; Compilation. September 11, 2011
Thanks for this great extension~!! Just got a little trouble of layout after Installed. August 24, 2011
faster pages at a much lower quality without any java. It also screwed up my backend almost to the point it was impossible to navigate August 3, 2011
I had the layout problem like everyone else. What i did was changed permissions on the settings tab to 775, and before installing i open my magento back office on a different browser to the cache page. Then i pressed install. and from the other browser i cleaned the cache and seems to be working fine. Before because of the layout problem i couldn't get to the cache section to fix this. July 25, 2011
So I lose my layout on front/backend when it's installed. I'm assuming it has something to do with the permissions but I do not have the two files mention /lib/minify or /var/minifycache. Is this right? July 21, 2011
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