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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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Overview

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.

Support

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

0.8.9

2014-09-08 05:52:43
  • Version number: 0.8.9
  • Stability: Beta
  • Compatibility: 1.4.2, 1.5, 1.6, 1.6.1, 1.6.2.0, 1.7, 1.8, 1.8.1, 1.9
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0.8.7 Release

2014-06-04 09:11:56
  • Version number: 0.8.7
  • Stability: Stable
  • Compatibility: 1.4, 1.4.1.1, 1.4.2, 1.5, 1.6, 1.6.1, 1.6.2.0, 1.7, 1.8, 1.8.1, 1.9
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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 5 17 17
Fooman Common! I already have Fooman Common but this tries to install it again and crashes the website. September 11, 2014
It does its job Pretty easy to setup (after reading the guide). It really works as described, just be careful with jquery and minified files. June 15, 2014
Great extension, but DO NOT UPGRADE TO 0.8.7 BLINDLY! This is a great little extension, which works brilliantly... BUT, and this is a major but, DO NOT UPGRADE TO 0.8.7 IF YOU ARE ONLY USING THIS EXTENSION since the new version now requires Fooman_Common which IS NOT PACKAGED with this extension. The result of this is that if you upgrade via Magento Connect your store WILL STOP WORKING! The only fix when this happens is to downgrade back down to 0.8.2 - which does not require Fooman_Common - manually (extract the files in /downloader/.cache if you still have them), or to download & install Fooman Common from here: https://github.com/fooman/common/releases Very frustrating that this is not mentioned anywhere, at the very least it should be packaged with this extension if it is a required component. June 13, 2014
App is breaking the website Everytime i installed the application, my website is going down and i need to unninstall the app manually, because i can`t acces the store. June 13, 2014
Doesn't work Once installed when I go to Tools > Theme Optimiser it displays blank page in Magento 1.8.0.0. There is nothing in logs except php log: [27-Oct-2013 10:56:35 UTC] PHP Fatal error: Allowed memory size of 268435456 bytes exhausted (tried to allocate 54 bytes) in F:\xampp\htdocs\hdrmaps.com\lib\Varien\Object.php on line 270 It's strange, even after increasing it to: memory_limit = 2024M It gives the same errror. October 27, 2013
works but... works for normal pages but add to cart button is broken, can any one solve this? August 16, 2013
Good Extension I installed Fooman Speedester following all the instrutions all works very fine, so i tried this one fooman speedster advanced with no issues as well but, why gtmatrix shows better results to normal speedster than the advanced version?? with normal speedster my site shows a grade in page speed of 85% and with this one 81%. BTW works very fine and...for free. Thank you for your hard work. July 11, 2013
Nic extension thanks for nic extension, improve my speed up issue June 13, 2013
Just a heads-up I had some trouble with Javascript (no plugins would load) after enabling JS Optimization in Config > Developer. Turns out it was because of already minified plugins such as jquery.min.js jquery.ui.min.js jquery.jcarousel.min.js , etc For whatever reason unkown to me, already minified JS will break optimization Cheers! June 6, 2013
Great Extension Speeds up Magento, improved customer experience on our site. Definitely a must-have for any Magento store. Great support too! May 24, 2013
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Answer: 
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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Hi,

I am getting this error :

community/Fooman_SpeedsterAdvanced: Extension is 'beta' please check(or change) stability settings on Magento Connect Manager

I am using Magento V1.81. Please guide me how to resolve this issue.

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Hi Arun,

To resolve this issue, please change the "Preferred State" of the Magento Connect Manager settings to Beta. We highly recommend to revert it to stable preferred state after installing the extension.

Alternatively, you can install it manually by following our "General Installation Guide":http://cdn.fooman.co.nz/media/custom/upload/TheUltimateGuidetoInstallingMagentoExtensions.pdf without any problem.

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The Common modules holds some code which is used across Fooman extensions like the selftest. The Common module should now be installed automatically - starting with version 0.8.9
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