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Introduction

Core Enhancements, Performance

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

4.2.1
- Fixed issue with plugin not running on a few sites.
- Installation fails if minimum requirements are not met.
- Organize plugin admin parameters in groups so easier to configure, possibly.
- Add option to wrap javascript files in try catch blocks if there are javascripts errors on the site.
- Other minor bug fixes and improvements


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 :)

Functionality

One word... awesome.

Ease of use

Another word... easy.

Support
Documentation

Functionality

Speeds up your webseite and improves Google Pagespeed ranking

Ease of use

basic config is peace of cake, advanced vonfig requires some andvanced knowledge

Support

outstanding! quick response time and nice talk.

Documentation

docs are on the website

I used this to: Speed up my webseite and improve Google Pagespeed ranking

Functionality

Once configured properly works great.

Ease of use

A bit tricky as had j/s errors but Samuel helped to sort in the end

Support

Very good, Samuel replied promptly with the issue I had and fixed it quickly.

Documentation

Extensive documentation, potentially complex due to the amount of options but still great.

I used this to: Improving the Google Page Speed ranking on sites and generally just speeding sites up.

Simply perfect


Posted on 05 January 2015
Functionality

This plugin is so fuking awesome... its perfect.

Ease of use

Select your mode in the automatics settings and go! Awesome

Documentation

Clear and concise


A must Have!


Posted on 31 December 2014
Functionality

Speeds up your site straight out of the box once enabled. This had an immediate impact speeding up all my sites improving yslow & pagespeed.

Ease of use

Extremely easy to configure and straight forward.

Documentation

Documentation is quality, eliminating the need for support in all my cases of using this plugin!

I used this to: I use this quality plugin to speed up and optimize sites from basic 2 or 3 pages to large e-commerce sites. Great for complex templates and complex components by optimizing and minifying the code, reducing the loading time.

Very useful extension


Posted on 18 December 2014
Functionality

A lot of functionnality: combine CSS files, combine JavaScript files, minify files, exclude files, sprite generator ...

Ease of use

Very simple to use: in pro version you have automatic settings

Support

Top support

Documentation

Complete documentation: tutorials, how the plugin works, plugin options, ...

I used this to: Really, for the price and the quality of the extension, it would be a mistake if you don't install it! ... and Samuel provides a fantastic support. So I give five stars for this plugin for: functionality, simplicity, and fantastic support!

JCH Optimize

Version:
4.2.1
Developer:
Samuel Marshall
Last updated:
Feb 19 2015
Date added:
Nov 18 2014
License:
GPLv2 or later
Type:
Free download
Uses updater:
Includes:
Compatibility:
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