Use compression for CSS and JS file output
|Reported by:||micasuh||Owned by:|
|Component:||Optimization||Keywords:||css, js, minify, compression, speed|
2010 will bring awareness to page speed since Google is going to release it's newest version of search called Caffeine. Google's Matt Cutts says Caffeine will bring a new algorithm and a new focus on page speed to affect rankings.
I propose Wordpress use YUI Compressor or similar package to automatically compress CSS and JS files called by an webpage and cache these files for visitors to use. I'd even propose it scan CSS and JS files inserted into wp_head and compress those files but only if this is practical.
If nothing else, can we add a dynamic textbox that uses an online YUI compressor to Appearance>Editor section in Dashboard? An on-the-fly compression input/output would allow the developer to do everything from within Wordpress Dashboard.
Wordpress should be on the forefront to keep up with website optimization and minifying would be a huge benefit to all Wordpress users.
Change History (24)
comment:11 @dalmaatieur — 5 years ago
- Cc dalmaatieur added
- Keywords speed added
- Milestone changed from 3.0 to 2.9.1
- Priority changed from normal to highest omg bbq
- Severity changed from normal to critical
comment:12 @dd32 — 5 years ago
- Milestone changed from 2.9.1 to Future Release
- Priority changed from highest omg bbq to normal
- Severity changed from critical to normal
comment:16 follow-up: ↓ 19 @hakre — 5 years ago
- Resolution set to wontfix
- Status changed from new to closed