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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

Speedster Advanced by Fooman

• 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
Fooman Speedster Advanced User Manual

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 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.
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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0.8.9 Release

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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* 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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Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 25 reviewers.
Rated 1 out of 5 by did not solve css caching issue I installed this extension in the hope that it will solve the issue of css not updating despite clearing all possible chaches (including var/cache). sadly, no effect was observed with or without extension the css caching issue remained June 23, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by It broke my site! I installed it a few days ago and it messed up my site. I'm on Magento 1.9 and using the rwd theme. It re-arranged the directory structure and I don't know why. I uninstalled it hoping that everything will go back to normal but it didn't. Certain things on the front end are no longer working e.g. the lightbox feature, my product tabs e.t.c I have installed many extensions on different sites for years but I have NEVER had so many things in the site break down after installing an extension. I wouldn't recommend this. I'm very frustrated! March 19, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by it works but found small problem I switched to use speedster advanced from fooman speedster. installed version 0.8.9 from magento connect package manager. module seems to be working well but when i check system -> configuration -> fooman extensions support. it receive 404 error -page not found-. am i missing something related to fooman common? please help January 26, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Crash my site 1.9.1 Upon installing it gives errors for certain folders that they are already installed and put maintenance file in FTP folder. Which upon removal able to recover the site. October 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by wow It saved my store I had a lot of problems with my store, my home page was taking minutes to load. It was just such a mess. Now I am having a 8sec load. I have no words to thanks. Thankssss September 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Brilliant After teething problems with 0.8.7 (see earlier review), I tentatively upgraded to 0.8.9 via Magento Connect and can happily report that everything works fine. This extension - together with Lesti:FPC - makes our website load very quickly, and has helped us achieve an A rating on website speed tests. Can confirm that it is 100% working, even with a myriad of other third party extensions, on Magento CE 1.7.0.2. September 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Working on 1.7.0.2 Very easy to install(1.7.0.2). After installation page loading time 3 to 4 seconds before installation more than 8 seconds. Thanks to Developers. Done a great job. September 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Perfect! It makes the CSS and JS merge feature as it really should be! Tested on Magento CE 1.9.0.1 September 12, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Fooman Common! I already have Fooman Common but this tries to install it again and crashes the website. September 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by 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
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If a css extends 4096 style commands IE9 and below will ignore everything after the 4096. command.

Does this extension take this in count? Or is it planned that it will?
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Hi there,

Please disregard the above, which relates to Speedster.

Unfortunately, Fooman Speedster Advanced could not reduce the number of CSS rules. However, our other extension (Fooman Speedster) could produce stylesheets with reduced number of rules. Chunking is determined by the resulting url length. You could adjust this by editing

/app/code/community/Fooman/Speedster/Block/Page/Html/Head.php

find public function getChunkedItems($items, $prefix = '', $maxLen = 2000)

and change the 2000 to something smaller (the previous value for this was 450). Take note this would only work if there is no single stylesheet that contains nearly or over 4095 rules.

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Hi Fooman,

thanks for your answer.

However I found a way to get around the problem with speedster advanced. I excluded one of our big css-files from merging, that solved the problem.
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Hi there,

The extension could not determine the number of CSS rules involved. However, chunking is determined by the resulting url length. You could adjust this by editing

/app/code/community/Fooman/Speedster/Block/Page/Html/Head.php

find public function getChunkedItems($items, $prefix = '', $maxLen = 2000)

and change the 2000 to something smaller (the previous value for this was 450).

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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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Magento Beta Error

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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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What this?
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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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Hi there,

Yes.

Our Speedster Advanced extension (as opposed to the original Speedster) works the same as Magento's default JS/CSS merging code by placing the resulting files under /media. There are no special server instructions needed and this would work the same on nginx as it does on apache.

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Hi! I started by disabling the compiler, the made sure cache is turned on, installed the extension, I can see "theme optimizer" but nothing under config, except, the "common support" which is basically going to cloudflare page? Can you assist pls?
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Hi there,

This extension does not have a setting under System > Configuration > Fooman Support. It sounds like the extension has been installed successfully. If there are still issues, 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 Advanced Instructions and Troubleshooting Guide":http://cdn.fooman.co.nz/media/custom/upload/InstructionsandTroubleshooting-FoomanSpeedsterAdvanced.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 Advanced.

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Hi there,

Yes, you can exclude specific CSS files from merging through the settings "Exclude from Merge" under "System > Configuration > Developer > CSS Settings". Enter the relative URL of any CSS files that you wish to exclude, separated by a comma. It's not possible to exclude entire file directories.

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