Autoptimize 2.7.7, which was release earlier today, has misc. improvements, but more importantly comes with 2 security fixes (one XSS, one malicious file upload, both for authenticated users), so please upgrade sooner rather then later.
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I got interviewed at WP Founders; https://wpfounders.com/wordpress-plugin/frank-goossens-autoptimize/
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, … 🙂
So for those using AO who are seeing occasional 404’s on AO’d resources and (somewhat) into code; here’s a GitHub commit that might interest you;
(More later, gotta run now)
Fun fact; As per wordpress.org “popular plugins” ranking , Autoptimize is slowly but surely closing in on what used to be the go-to solution for Web Performance Optimization W3 Total Cache based on the “active installs” metric. Who would have thought? What a crazy ride …
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