In case you’re wondering if those Autoptimize Power-Ups are still coming and if so how they’ll look like and what they’ll do; So some quick pointers;
Power-Ups will be installed as separate plugins and will obviously require some sort of registration, payment and license key activation (still to be developed, will either be EDD or Freemius-based)
Once installed, they will appear as tabs on Autoptimize’s settings page (no clutter in your menu’s!)
You can actually see 2 Power-Up-tabs in this screenshot;
the active one is “Noptimize” and will allow you to configure which URL’s shouldn’t be optimized (either entirely or just CSS or JS).
The inactive tab is for “SpeedUp” which … speeds up the creation of uncached autoptimized files immensely.
Other Power-Ups that are on the table are
“Critical CSS” to enable you to define “above the fold CSS” for different types of pages (posts, pages, homepage, archives, …)
“Whitelist” which lets you specify what JS or CSS to optimize (“known good”), making sure unknown code is never autoptimized
“HTTP/2” which will have logic to take the most advantage of what HTTP/2 has to offer, although (part of) this might go into AO proper.
Next steps for me; register my “secondary activity as independent” (as I still have an official day-time job), get in touch with an accountant, decide on EDD vs Freemius, set up shop on optimizingmatters.com (probably including bbpress for support) and determine pricing (thinking a Euro/month actually for each PowerUp, what do you think?). Exiting times ahead …