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Core Enhancements, Performance

The ScriptMerge plugin is a Joomla! System Plugin that merges all the CSS stylesheets and JavaScript files on your Joomla! page into one single file, which means that the browser only needs to download one single file for CSS and one single file for JavaScript instead of dozens of small files. This decreases the number of HTTP requests and therefor optimizes the bandwidth of your site. In other words: It speeds up the site from the perspective of the visitor.

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But Script Merge offers more than just merging and compressing files. It also adds support for WebP, data URIs (using images not as separate files, but as data-streams within CSS), HTML-compression and third party minification-libraries.

The backend-options allow you to be extremely flexible: You can exclude specific CSS- and JS-files, but also exclude specific pages (components, Menu-Items).

This is one of the most powerful tools you will need to optimize your Joomla! site.


AWESOME!!


Posted on 06 October 2015
Functionality

Very intuitive and simple!

Ease of use

Very easy of using, you just have to test your page exhaustively for check if your load time and score gets better or not.

I used this to: Improve my personal website and certainly I'll use on my clients projects too. Congratulations, team!!!

Functionality

Broke CSS

Ease of use

Install was easy

Support

Extension writer blew off my report and blamed me for the problem

I used this to: I don't.
Owner's reply: Upon closer review of this customer site, there were numerous CSS validation errors (over 700) plus a dozen JavaScript error. Merging CSS and JavaScript in that case would indeed lead to things to stop working. Merging 1 corrupt file with 1 clean file, will simply result into 1 combined file that is corrupt. Our extension can't solve these errors, they need to be solved with another extension or developer instead.

Faster website


Posted on 24 June 2015
Functionality

Extensive functionality. Very good.

Ease of use

Takes some getting used to. But overall easy to use.

Support

Did not need it

Documentation

Sufficient


Fantastic


Posted on 08 April 2015
Functionality

Advanced functionality, multiple configurable options.

Ease of use

Very easy to use, clear tooltips

Support

Absolutely first rate. Added an important feature within hours.

Documentation

None needed really. Have not tested


Functionality

Works perfectly. Immediately after installing and configuring it the load time of my pages reduced from about 6-8 seconds, to under 2 seconds.

Ease of use

Up and running in about 2 mins. Installed it, turned plugin on and turned 'Merge JS' on and it was done.

Support

Not required.

Documentation

Not required.

I used this to: A Joomla 3.3 site running fairly complex real estate software. The site had 28 JS files and 15 CSS files which were slowing it down a lot.

Very impressive!


Posted on 20 October 2014

Excellent flexible plugin that makes your code much much tidier;

Thanks a lot for this!


This plugin does the job (merging CSS & JS) which increases your website's speed. The plugin has many parameters to fully tailor your merging needs (e.g. exclude some JS file).



Note: If you encounter any issue with this plugin, go to Joomla's Plugin Manager and moved this system plugin to the end of the system plugins.


... whenever you have some javascripts, and you want to get your webpage faster to client's device. Only thing, that i don't know, is how to use excluding option of specific files in plugin configuration.


Spekas for itself - THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU

Tested Load Time Page Size Requests Page Speed

April 9 21:43:27 2.41 s 3.2 MB 125 57

April 9 21:43:12 2.68 s 3.2 MB 125 57

April 9 21:35:58 36.27 s 3.2 MB 93 65

April 9 21:11:20 25.93 s 3.2 MB 124 55



Took me from over 30s down to under 3s

WOW


Scriptmerge Rocks


Posted on 24 March 2014

I have used a few optimisers available and this is one of the best, if not the best. Great work dude.



Up and running just by enabling it. I found it easy to tweak the plugin settings, some trial and error as the temlate uses less compliler so I would recommend that for some template providers that the template css is excluded.



All in all, very easy to use.

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ScriptMerge

Version:
0.10.10
Developer:
Yireo
Last updated:
Jul 18 2016
Date added:
Nov 18 2014
License:
GPLv2 or later
Type:
Free download
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