It’s interesting – 99.9% WordPress theme and plugin analyzers, fail to detect the Theme and Plugin name for a WordPress site which uses Autoptimize plugin.
While using Autoptimize, sometimes it can be beneficial for debugging the real CSS and JS name. It is easily possible with a simple method which I will discuss in this article.
First of all, let me introduce you to this popular plugin –
Autoptimize is a special Plugin for improving WordPress performance, developed by Mr. Frank Goossens. It helps in optimizing HTML, CSS, and JS in the very user-friendly way. This plugin has 400K active installs.
More than 70% requests in WordPress are being in the static nature. The Autoptimize plugin significantly reduces HTTP requests counts by concatenation of CSS and JS.
Finally, it generates just only a few files which you can see in HTML source code like this –
How to debug Autoptimize CSS & JS
You may like to know how to debug this plugin. It’s straightforward. You can even debug anyone WordPress HTML source code which used Autoptimize.
- Open your favorite browser
- Type in the address bar https://www.example.com/
- Append query string ?ao_noptimize=1
- Now your URL is https://www.example.com/?ao_noptimize=1
- Press Enter.
Voila! You revealed the actual path, the name of possible plugin and theme’s CSS and JS.
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