I've added to the theme (twenty ten) a php template file in which I've written some javascript code.
I then created a new page and set it to use that template.
Then I installed and activated the 'wp-minify' plugin hoping for it to drop the blanks and comments.
But when I look at the page's source code in the browser I see the code regularly.
Your advice will be appreciated.


As far as i understand WP Minify plugin works on scripts and styles that are included in your page <head> tag as external files and not scripts and style that are in the <body> tag.

if you are inserting scripts and style in the <body> tag manully you should insert it after you minify it and you can use many of the free online minify tools

  • my code resides in the head tag but is internal. Why is it better to pre-minify the code then using a plugin which will automate things for me? – Ash Jun 3 '11 at 16:02
  • I'm not saying its better but its a solution because the plugin works in a way that doesn't work for you obviously, an alternative would be to create your code in an external file and include it (which is a preferred way SEO wise). – Bainternet Jun 3 '11 at 16:23
  • the online minify tools did a better job for me than the plugin so I'm gonna stick with them. It's a shame though, since the plugin doesn't touch the js code. It only changes the served html. And also, it minifies automatically. With the online tools I have to do it manually after each code change and I have to keep a copy of the code. Still, the result is better. And thanks for the SEO tip. – Ash Jun 4 '11 at 20:18

I assume it's because your js is inline and not a .js file.

  • my js is indeed inline, but I can't find in the plugin's documentation a note saying the js should be external to be minified. – Ash Jun 3 '11 at 16:01
  • @Ash the documentation doesn't mention it but if you check out the plugin's code you will see just who it works. – Bainternet Jun 3 '11 at 16:24
  • Actually, I now see that it did work on my inline code. It just didn't do a very good job. Only the space line are gone. Comments still left in and no other spaces were removed. I'll do it with one of the online tools. – Ash Jun 4 '11 at 20:10
  • Also, If you want to minify external code using wp-minify you should state so in the plugin's advanced settings. I couldn't make it work, though. – Ash Jun 4 '11 at 20:11

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