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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

Functionality

Very well thought out functions, especially in the Pro version with the CDN integration, which in my mind is mandatory.

Ease of use

Very easy, just takes a bit of testing on your dev site.

Support

Only had one issue but they responded very quickly.

Documentation

Excellent

I used this to: My main company web site.

Functionality

the free version took me from 28 to 55 without doing anything to the site (had to turn OFF yootheme's gzipping/minifying function is all..)

Ease of use

purchased the pro version and turned that on and that took it to 65. i am running the other features one by one and i'm up to 81 so far

Support

haven't tried it. don't need it thus far.

Documentation

Functionality

Extremely easy to speed up Joomla site. It produces much cleaner code containing only one .css file and one .js file. Impressive.

Ease of use

Very easy, one click.

Support

Good I believe .

Documentation

Well documented.

I used this to: Speed up sites.

Incredible solution


Posted on 06 October 2016
Functionality

good, it's simply to esclude files incompatible to merge

Ease of use

easy

Support

good

Documentation

good

I used this to: work

Sped up Website


Posted on 29 August 2016
Functionality

Sped website by more than 10 points (13/11)

Ease of use

great


Functionality

I've use JCH on complicated site with other software and it has a lot of options to work with whatever it's sharing Joomla with.

Ease of use

Very easy, takes seconds to install and get up and running.

Support

Very fast, quick response and worth the cost of the plugin alone!

Documentation

Easy to understand and find help with installation, setup, options and more.

I used this to: Managing Multiple Joomla Websites. Helps with Caching, speed, image resize and so much more. Get this for your site(s) and see your site speed score get better on tools like pingdom and google.

Functionality

not yet tried

Ease of use

not yet tried

Support

no answer before buying the 99 USD pro version, hope my webmaster won't have too much trouble with it!


Functionality

Does exactly whats it says optimizes mainly css and javascript of your template

Ease of use

Very easy to use

Support
Documentation

Functionality

It works really well and will speed up your site tremendously if you do it right.

Ease of use

Very easy to use.

Support

Excellent. Posted a ticket and the author looked at it within a few hours and had a solution to my problem.

Documentation

I haven't looked at it much because i didn't need it. The plugin itself tells you everything you need to know.

I used this to: All my sites to boost the score on Gtmetrix to 99/99 combined with a proper .htaccess file.

Made my site slower!


Posted on 12 May 2016
Functionality

Front-end and back-end became verrrry sloooow. I turned it off and walla much faster.

Ease of use

Easy

Support

I went to the Forum support found most of the posts in "Trouble Shooting" with no responses, even ones specifically with decreased speed.

JCH Optimize

Version:
5.0.5
Developer:
Samuel Marshall
Last updated:
Apr 12 2016
Date added:
Nov 18 2014
License:
GPLv2 or later
Type:
Free download
Includes:
Compatibility:
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