With the release of Simply Static Pro 1.4, we introduced The process of removing unnecessary characters from code files to make them smaller and improve website speed. settings.
That means you can now automatically minify HyperText Markup Language. It’s the standard language for creating web pages., Cascading Style Sheet. It’s a language used for describing the look and formatting of a document written in HTML., and A programming language used in web development to create interactive elements on a webpage. files while generating your static files.
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How to configure minification?
Configuring minification in Simply Static Pro is done in a couple of seconds. Go to Simply Static -> Settings -> Optimize and activate the “Minify Files” setting:
Once done, you will be presented with a couple of additional options to decide what you want to minify:
Types of minification
Simply Static will minify the HTML files of your static site. Making them faster but also harder to read if you check the source code.
Simply Static will minify the CSS files of your static site. This speeds up loading styles on your static site by stripping all unnecessary spaces and formatting from the file. You don’t have to keep track of version numbers or anything else, as Simply Static will handle that for you.
How to start the minification?
Once you have configured and saved your minification settings, it will run automatically each time you run a new static The process of saving the files and data from your WordPress site to create a static site..
To see it in action, start a new static export from Simply Static -> Generate – the A record of all the actions and changes made within the Simply Static plugin. It helps you track what has been done. will let you know that the files are getting minified: