Separate head and body scripts #57

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szepeviktor opened this Issue Aug 8, 2016 · 3 comments

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szepeviktor commented Aug 8, 2016

Is there an option to have aggregated head scripts and aggregated body scripts separately?

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futtta commented Aug 8, 2016

no, there is not (yet).

pbowyer commented May 2, 2017

Thanks for your work on Autoptimize. I switched to it last month; previously I was using BWP-Minify, which had highly variable load times and broke Google's "This Site is Mobile Friendly" check.

Due to legacy code the site I'm working on needs some JavaScript in the <head>, so I used WordPress's wp_enqueue_script to assign some scripts to the head and the majority to the footer. BWP Minify compressed these where they were, and I ended up with two minified JS files.

I understand why Autoptimize scans the HTML vs hooks into the WordPress functions. I thought property $domovelast would let me specify which files to put in <body> when "Force JavaScript in <head>?" is checked, but that's not its purpose.

Are you open to a patch that would add this functionality? I envisage another setting called "Preserve head/body location of JavaScript", and then changing the parsing and extraction to treat the <head> and <body> separately, and then merge back together or not depending on the setting.

If there's a better way to handle this, or it is already present, it'd be great to hear.

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futtta commented May 2, 2017

Welcome @pbowyer :-)

Best way to do this without having to code would be not to force JS in head, but to exclude the JS you want to stay in head (which I assume/ hope is a short list). you could then use the new autoptimize_filter_js_minify_excluded filter in the upcoming AO2.2 to minify the JS in head?

But if you were to code and you would do a PR, I would most certainly consider off course :-)

@futtta futtta added the enhancement label Sep 27, 2017

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