Monthly Archives: July 2020

Autoptimize 2.7.5; known issues

Update June 28th: 2.7.6 was released, all is (or should be) fine … :-)


There currently are 2 known issues in Autoptimize 2.7.5 that will be fixed in the next release;

  1. when “inline & defer CSS” and “also aggregate inline CSS” are active then for logged in users the top “admin bar” might become invisible. unticking “also aggregate inline CSS” is a confirmed workaround.
  2. when “inline & defer CSS” is active, CSS-files that are not aggregated (excluded or 3rd party) and that do not have a media-attribute will not be deferred.

If you want you can download the beta of what will become 2.7.6 here and install that instead of 2.7.5 to get rid of these known issues.

Autoptimize code; blacklist/whitelist becoming blocklist/ allowlist

As of the soon-to-be-released Autoptimize 2.7.4, all occurrences of “blacklist” and “whitelist” in the code will be changed into “blocklist” and “allowlist”. There is no impact for users of Autoptimize, everything will work as before.

If however you are using Autoptimize’s API, there are two (to my knowledge rarely used) filters that are now deprecated and will be removed at a later stage. `autoptimize_filter_js_whitelist` and `autoptimize_filter_css_whitelist` still work in 2.7.4 but if you’re using them switch to  `autoptimize_filter_js_allowlist` and `autoptimize_filter_css_allowlist` to avoid problems when they are removed in the release after 2.7.4.

Small post-publishing clarification dd. 22/07/2020: this post is just an announcement, I feel no urge to discuss the change and am not really interested in arguments pro or contra. Don’t fret over this change, fretting is useless, instead enjoy the summer, kiss your lover, read a good book, … :-)

Gelezen: Hotel Grand Europa

Onder de indruk van Ilja Leonard Pfeijffer‘s columns over Corona in Genua las ik tijdens onze vakantie zijn magistrale “Grand Hotel Europa” over liefde, een oud hotel in volle evolutie, het avontuurlijk (en gewelddadig) leven van Carravagio, het genie van Damien Hirsh en vooral over hoe Europa beetje bij beetje een pretpark voor toeristen wordt (Venetië, maar dichterbij ook Amsterdam of ons eigen Brugge?) terwijl we ons blindstaren op ons eigen groots cultureel erfgoed zonder dat we goed weten wat dat inhoudt.

Toegegeven, soms was Ilja me even kwijt wanneer er werd ingegaan op pakweg cultuur-filosofische vraagstukken, maar dat werd ruimschoots gecompenseerd door een sterke rode draad en een gezonde dosis zelfspot. Een aanrader!