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The Shape 5 CSS and JS Compressor plugin is the most revolutionary and flexible compressor plugin available for Joomla! Read the full description below to see why.

The CSS and JS Compressor increases speed and performance by compressing your site's CSS and Javascript files to much smaller sizes than the original and places them in a cache folder on your server. No data is lost during this process, just simply made smaller. So what makes our's better than the rest? One word, FLEXIBILITY! Read below for a full description:

  • All other plugins force all CSS and JS to be combined into one file of JS and file of CSS. Our compressor plugin gives you the option to:
    • Only compress module files
    • Only compress component files
    • Only compress non-module and non-component files
    • Or combine any of the above
    The point is you can control what gets compressed independent of each other.
  • All other compressor plugins combine javascript files into one large file, called at the top of the page. The problem is javascript almost always needs to be called in a certain order or it will cause page errors. Calling a file at the top of the page that was originally intended to be called in a certain order will cause unwanted results. So we've fixed this and given you three options:
    • Call the compressed javascript at the top of the page in a combined file
    • Call the compressed javascript at the bottom of the page in a combined file
    • Call the compressed javascript in their original locations as individual files

    The first two ways will generate three files (module js, component js, and other js files) and will create less calls to your server. However, we HIGHLY recommend the use of the third option. This option will generate the same amount of calls to your server as without the plugin but will still compress your javascript to a much smaller size all while still being called in the original location to avoid script errors, in other words less download time for your viewers and no script errors!
  • Need to exclude certain files? Not a problem! This plugin will allow you to specify certain file names to be excluded from compression despite any previous settings.
  • Specify in the backend how long you want your cache to stay on your server. After the time has completed a new cached version of your files will be created.
  • Eliminate unwanted white space in your files be enabling CSS Optimization. This feature will remove any un-used white space to reduce the size of each CSS file.


Note: Because this plugin uses cached versions of your javascript and css this plugin should not be used while developing your site and should only be enabled after you have completed your site.

Gzip must be installed on your server and enabled in PHP in order to function.

See This Plugin in Action!

Without the Shape 5 CSS and JS Compressor Enabled:

With the Shape 5 CSS and JS Compressor Enabled - a 72% DECREASE IN DOWNLOAD SIZE!

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Last Updated on Friday, 14 August 2009 21:29