[wp-hackers] Minify Scripts and CSS and why it isn't completely possible

Vladimir Prelovac vprelovac at gmail.com
Tue Dec 23 16:09:47 GMT 2008

Jacob I must have missed something, but you seem to be referencing a 
different plugin from PHP Speedy, possibly your own. Can you send more 
information ?

If you have combined scripts that are correctly using the API that would 
be great. In combination with putting the code to the footer will 
greatly increase the performance ( I released a simple Fotter-javascript 
hack a while ago 
http://www.prelovac.com/vladimir/wordpress-plugins/footer-javascript )

Regarding WP_Styles the main problem that is turning people off from 
using it is that wp_print_styles is still not happening automatically 
(like wp_print_scripts in wp_head) but you need to call it manually 
(this goes from my memory and I think it's still not fixed in 2.7).
> 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.

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