Update 2021: no need for below “hack” anymore; you can configure Autoptimize on a per-page basis on the post/ page edit screen! See this blogpost on the metabox settings for some more info.
So suppose you have one page/ post which for whatever reason you don’t want Autoptimize to act on? Simply add this in the post content and AO will bail out;
Some extra info:
- Make sure to use the “text”-editor, not the “visual” one as I did here to make sure the ode is escaped and thus visible
- This bailing out was added 5 years ago to stop the PHP-generated xsl:stylesheet from Yoast SEO from being autoptmized, if I’m not mistaking Yoast generates the stylesheet differently now.
- The xsl-tag is enclosed in a HTML comment wrapper to ensure it is not visible (except here, on purpose to escape the HTML tags so they are visible for you to see).