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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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Overview

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).
M1 Extension Versions

3.0.1

2013-08-19 02:15:39
  • Version number: 3.0.1
  • 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
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We recommend that all stores which run Fooman Speedster update to Speedster version 3.0, to take advantage of a recently released security update to the Minify library (v2.1.7) which is used to power Fooman Speedster (read more here http://code.google.com/p/minify/ ).

The latest version of Speedster also features an advanced self testing framework which automates troubleshooting of the main extension set up steps. You can only enable Speedster once the configuration has been set up correctly and all self tests run successfully. For more information, refer to the Troubleshooting and Set Up Guide: http://cdn.fooman.co.nz/media/custom/upload/InstructionsandTroubleshooting-FoomanSpeedster.pdf

2.0.9

2012-08-07 13:26:45
  • Version number: 2.0.9
  • 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
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enhancement: - order skin_js after global js
fix: packaging.js exclusion

1.6. compatibility

2012-02-06 09:05:45
  • Version number: 2.0.8
  • Stability: Beta
  • Compatibility: 1.4, 1.4.1.1, 1.4.2, 1.5, 1.6, 1.6.1
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1.6. compatibility - workaround for packaging.js

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

2012-02-06 09:05:45
  • Version number: 2.0.7
  • 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 2.0

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

Please read the installation instructions and latest changes here.

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

2012-01-26 18:06:32
  • Version number: 2.0.6
  • 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 2.0

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

Please read the installation instructions and latest changes here.

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Rated 3.2 out of 5 by 186 reviewers.
Rated 2 out of 5 by Destroy the Admin Panel Design after Installation I use the Magento 1.7. CE. Im install this extension about magnto connect. The Result is there are only some Textlinks in the admin Panel. I must reinstall it, i cant use this extension. I hope there is a solution for this Problem, so that it install this extension with manual activation not automatic activation. July 17, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excelent extension I did the install using ftp instead of magento connect and it worked perfectly. July 14, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by after install all design is gone of backend and frontend After install of the extension all the designs are messed up. This solution solved my problem. Maybe it will help others: Go with ssh ot your public_html/ folder and reset permissions find . -type f -exec chmod 644 {} \; find . -type d -exec chmod 755 {} \; Now all works June 14, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Headache I installed this product without reading any other review (stupid I know), it broke my site!! Luckily after it broke I read the previous review which indicated that I could uninstall the extension easily enough which worked. May 22, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Will either make your site or break it After reading all the comments i came to the conclusion that this extension is a 50/50 gamble which will either make you or break your site. I went ahead, took the gamble and installed it. My website crashed, css was messed up on the front end as well as admin, after an hour of searching i finally navigated back to the magentoconnect via admin and unistall this exention. May 20, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Failed with magento connect, working flawlessly with manual installation. I use my store in a subdirectory, installing from magento connect screwed both frontend and backend. All CSS, JS gone, then i uninstalled it and installed it again manually. Checked every file with their permissions as they should be. Now it's working flawlessly, speed improvement is obvious. May 8, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Crashed the site I have installed the extenstion and this crashed the entire site, after installation there were no css and js on the site, i took a developer help to revert it back x-( May 4, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by recommendable extension I installed it on 1.7.0.2 CE and it has excellently speeded up the loading time of my webshop. http://www.deevan.de/shop A recommendable extension. Infact it has'nt come to contact the developer support. I have just installed and it is working well. May 1, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Borked Magento This plugin borked my CE installation and totally ruined the way that CSS was served, making the site unusable on the back and front end. I don't know if there is decent support or not, because I just uninstalled it and moved on with my life. May 1, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Very good extention I installed this plugin on all (three) of our webshops, and it really speeded up the stores! Our stores are on Magento 1.7.0.2 and 1.4.1.1 Support was great, they helped me out via email. April 25, 2013
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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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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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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,

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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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 ,
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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