[wp-hackers] Re: wp-hackers Digest, Vol 47, Issue 68

Jacob Santos wordpress at santosj.name
Tue Dec 23 14:06:56 GMT 2008

I guess it has a little bit of black magic as well in the plugin. From 
what I can see, so I may need to actually run the plugin to see what it 
can do. My plugin however, extends the WP_Scripts and WP_Styles classes 
and combines those files, if at all possible. If the capability of WP 
Speedy is so much more, then I must strive to crush it with my own. 
Well, after some more considerable development and testing. Problem is 
that when you combine files, the CSS relative links to images no longer 
work correctly and therefore must be rewritten.

Jacob Santos

Vladimir Prelovac wrote:
> Actually with PHP Speedy javascripts and styles do not need to be 
> declared using WP API, only condition for combining is that they are 
> placed on the same domain.
> I have successfully implemented PHP speedy on my blog (prelovac.com) 
> and the biggest problems I had to overcome were:
> - php speedy does not pick up normal javascript code (not referenced 
> in external files) so problem arises with some plugins when the 
> external javascript is combined and moved before this code. I solved 
> this by modifying PHP Speedy to reference combined javascript at the 
> end of the page
> - php speedy is not compatible with wp super cache out of box so I had 
> to modify it
> With these two changes you get extremly responsive website and in my 
> case a main page with only 8 http requests.
>> With WP Speedy and my plugin, I'm noticing that not all plugins are 
>> using the Script and Styles API. This prevents those stylesheets and 
>> scripts from being minified. I plan on going through the plugins I 
>> have and "fixing" them, and hopefully the patch is included for the 
>> future versions.
>> Why don't more plugin and theme authors use the Scripts and Styles 
>> API? Is it a documentation issue or is it not high enough of a concern
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