Fooman Speedster Advanced (Magento 1)

Speed up your store with a smarter caching strategy for advanced servers.



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Speed up your store

Speed up your store by combining, compressing and caching Javascript and CSS files.

For faster page load times, Fooman Speedster Advanced combines multiple Javascript files into two separate files (one static and one variable), and combines multiple CSS files into a single CSS file.

This reduces the total size of files to be loaded, as well as the number of HTTP requests (for both empty and primed caches)

Improved speed performance

Fooman Speedster Advanced offers a smarter caching strategy and improved speed performance relative to the classic Fooman Speedster extension.

The extension is designed for advanced set ups - check the FAQ for details of the specific server functionality needed to run Fooman Speedster Advanced.

Feature List

  • Fully automated once installed, with automatic versioning when Javascript/CSS files are updated
  • Theme optimiser to help implement a smarter caching strategy (for Magento version 1.5 and above) – see instructions
  • No php overhead when compared to the classic Fooman Speedster extension (files are created, but not served, via PHP)
  • Supports the use of different domains for Skin CSS, allowing the use of CDNs (Content Delivery Networks) and cookie free domains
  • Multi store capable
  • Uses the Minify library by Steve Clay (released under a BSD license).

Before/After Comparison




Is Fooman Speedster Advanced Right for my Store?

Fooman Speedster Advanced is a free extension which has been tested with the default Magento themes. However, there is always a risk that minifying and combining Javascript files can produce Javascript errors. We do not recommend using Fooman Speedster Advanced without thorough testing on a test site if:

  • Your store already contains minified files
  • Significant Javascript customisation work has been done on your store and the added non-default Javascript files do not follow best practice Javascript (you can test with
  • Your store uses Jquery (or has extensions installed which use Jquery) - although a workaround is provided in the instructions, almost 100% of reported errors are from stores which also use Jquery

What Our Customers Say

“Speeds up Magento, improved customer experience on our site. Definitely a must-have for any Magento store.”

- cycology77, via Magento Connect


IE9 minified CSS
You module is very good. Thank you very much. I am using it with Community I just noticed a problem in IE9 because of the merged and minified CSS. The CSS file is cut somewhere and I didn't find any solution so far. Maybe someone reported same issue and you know a fix. Thank you,
Review by Denisa
It worked great on the
It worked great on the but the theme optimizer is giving this error: Fatal error: Call to a member function getName() on a non-object in /home/gmrjoias/public_html/gmrteste/app/code/core/Mage/Tag/Block/Product/Result.php on line 108 Is there a fix for it?
Review by Gilberto

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0.8.14 Display extension number if Fooman Common is installed
0.8.13 Allow database file storage
0.8.12 Supee-6788 changes - only full admin account can run theme optimiser
0.8.10 Increase compatibility in case other rewrites exist, allow exclusions in the admin
0.8.7 Magento 1.9. compatiblity
0.8.6 remove currentDir from setting as it can override prependRelativePath
0.8.5 removed logging
0.8.4 safer collection code
0.8.3 exclusion mode added, work better with compilation mode, some windows improvements, performance improvements
0.8.1 restrict ThemeOptimiser to 1.5+, Cache notice, cms_page handle handled
0.8.0 Renamed to Speedster Advanced now withTheme Optimiser, Minify exclusions via the back-end
0.7.2 added compatibility with Magento Compiler module
0.7.0 initial release

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One license per Magento installation, including multi store setups and test sites. Easy!

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