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Minify plugin for CakePHP 2.0+

Minify is an application that combines multiple CSS or Javascript files, removes unnecessary whitespace and comments, and serves them with gzip encoding and optimal client-side cache headers. More info: For this plugin, the application Minify is inside Vendor


You can clone the plugin into your project (or if you want you can use as a submodule)

cd path/to/app/Plugin or /plugins
git clone Minify

Bootstrap the plugin in app/Config/bootstrap.php:

CakePlugin::load(array('Minify' => array('routes' => true)));


Set the configuration file in your app/Config/core.php

Configure::write('MinifyAsset', true);

If you do not want to use compression, set false. Create a folder called “minify” in app/tmp/cache and give permission to read and write.


Enable the helper using the plugin syntax

class BakeriesController extends AppController {
    public $helpers = array('Minify.Minify');

This plugin uses HtmlHelper, and works virtually the same. In the view you can use something like:

echo $this->Minify->css(array('default', 'global'));
echo $this->Minify->script(array('jquery', 'interface'));


Minify is designed for efficiency, but, for very high traffic sites, Minify may serve files slower than your HTTPd due to the CGI overhead of PHP. See the FAQ and CookBook for more info. You can check the performance results using the networking tools of the Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox with Firebug and YSlow


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