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Introduction

Site Performance, Core Enhancements, SEO & Metadata, Performance, Site speed

Speed up your Joomla! website instantly with JCH Optimize. This plugin combines your external JavaScript and CSS files into one to minimize expensive http requests. These files can be minified and gzipped to reduce bandwidth and further optimize download time. Typical results after plugin is configured with optimum settings for your site is a 6-10 point jump on Page Speed. This results in enhanced user experience and can favourably affect website traffic and Google ranking.

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Major Features

  • Combine javascript/css files into one
  • Combine background images in a sprite
  • Minify (Compress) and gzip aggregated files
  • Exclude individual files or files from extensions that do not aggregate well
  • Can defer javascript or place at end of page for optimized download

Changelog

4.2.2
- Fixed issue with the new setting 'Use url rewrite - Without Options+SymLinks' not working properly.
- Fixed issue with 'Invalid Token' error when caching and Ultra HTML Minification level are enabled.
- Other minor bug fixes and improvements


Review of extension


Posted on 27 March 2015
Functionality

Do more then expected.

Ease of use

Kinda easy had no problem.

Support

Had 1 question answered fast

Documentation

Good. But made everything without it :)

I used this to: We are creating a database of veterinary, animal husbandry and pet care product manufacturers, distributors and wholesalers. Use it on my site.

Functionality

A lot of features to compress css, javascript, minification, etc

Ease of use

Just install and configure it, it's a matter of few minutes. Just found some conflicts with other extensions using javascript not solved

Support

They tried to solve conflicts but was not possible, in some cases i had to keep the plugin disabled

Documentation

What's needed

I used this to: All my websites, especially to optimize on mobile

Functionality

This product is the best I've ever used. Really does what it says. I use it for hotel booking websites.

Ease of use

This optimizer is very easy to use, you just have to tweak here and there, not all joomla sites are the same.

Support

Not only is the product great but the support is even better. They really help me get my website to function to it's fullest potential.

Documentation

All you need is there.

I used this to: I use this for all my websites and would really recommend this product to everyone.

Functionality

Unlike many such optimizers for previous Joomla versions, this one offers more options, works flawlessly and you can measure actual resuls

Ease of use

Pretty straightforward. If you know what you want, all the options are there, mostly as easy ON/OFF switches.

Documentation

Everything is documented well enough in tooltips, didn't need more than that.

I used this to: As a faculty webmaster, I work in an environment where every single percent of additional compression, optimization and bandwidth saving is important. This plugin does an awesome job out of the box, and will probably do even better once I test those really advanced options.

Amazing Support


Posted on 16 March 2015
Functionality

I had a bit of trouble getting the settings optimized, so paid for the Pro version and got AMAZING support. A very worthwhile investment!

Ease of use

The developer made it quite easy to try different configurations by setting up 6 different 'automatic settings' to test with.

Support

Functionality

This was so easy to configure and my site is like *BAM!* quick! Wish I had found this before - definitely recommend the PRO version.

Ease of use

Amazingly simple to set up - not once did my site flat-line or anything bad. I wish every plugin would run like this. Kudos to the tech

Support

It's been perfect, so I cannot comment on support....

Documentation

Excellent

I used this to: Productions websites and my own website and I have not encountered any problems.

Functionality

The only weakness is the template or the user. It is that good.

Ease of use

Again, the weakness is the user. Approach carefully and RTFM!

Support

Seriously, for the amount paid? Outrageously good!

Documentation

For what isn't in the documentation, forum or FAQs there is the support button.

I used this to: ALL my J!3 sites

The free version does a lot but with most modern sites pulling in js and css from other servers the PRO version is becoming a vital inclusion. I have used many, excellent, extensions for this task in the past. This is a mature, well supported product. BUY I

Functionality

After a lot of manual adjustments this tool proved to be surprisingly effective in reaching large speedups

Ease of use

Setting is amazingly simple and the dummy setting works excellent.

Documentation

Hardly necessary


Functionality

Great features! Offers easy options for the novice & advanced options for the seasoned Joomla pros!

Ease of use

Very easy to use however...you need to use caution. Not all features will work with all Joomla templates. Read the documentation.

Support

There were a few options that conflicted with my template but Samuel was quick to help get everything set to optimal levels. Super Support!

Documentation

Great documentation. I failed to read everything before playing with the features of the plugin. Read JCH documentation prior to setting.

I used this to: I purchased the pro version because I wanted to support this development. I used this for a responsive Joomla 3 templated website. This is a great plugin that is very functional and extremely useful! Thank You Samuel!

An extremely useful plugin


Posted on 29 January 2015
Functionality

Amazing, It does more than I thought it would

Ease of use

I'm not really one for reading documentation if I can avoid it so this was perfect for me. Installed it and 2 minutes later I was done!

I used this to: Mainly for SEO and Pagespeed. I decided on the paid option because of what other reviews said and it turned out to be exceptional value for money and worth every penny. A hearty congratulations to the developer(s) for doing such a great job! Many thanks :)

JCH Optimize

Version:
4.2.2
Developer:
Samuel Marshall
Last updated:
Mar 26 2015
Date added:
Nov 18 2014
License:
GPLv2 or later
Type:
Free download
Uses updater:
Includes:
Compatibility:
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