With the increasing relevance of website performance on mobile (see Google's upcoming mobile-first index for example) I'm looking for a way to minify the HTML that EE outputs.

I know that there's various plugins available for EE2 (such as https://devot-ee.com/add-ons/minimee) but can't find any for EE3.

Any advice on how others have managed this would be appreciated.

If the solution also manages minification of CSS & JS files that would be a bonus.

Thanks in advance,


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There is a version of Minimee that will run in EE3 - you need to get it from Github rather than Devotee, and I'm not sure it is an official release, but I can confirm it works fine.


FWIW, it also appears to work OK in EE4



If you don't found any plugin for EE3, Why don't you just convert EE2 version minimee to EE3?

Do as given below:

  1. Download EE2 version of minimee v2.1.13.
  2. Create addon.setup.php in plugin folder and put this data inside it.

    return array(
        'author' => 'John D Wells',
        'author_url' => 'http://johndwells.com/software/versions/minimee',
        'description' => 'Minimee: minimize & combine your CSS and JS files. Minify your HTML. For EE2 only.',
        'docs_url' => 'http://johndwells.github.com/Minimee',
        'name' => 'Minimee',
        'settings_exist' => true,
        'version' => '2.1.13',
        'namespace'   => 'EllisLab\Addons\Minimee',
  3. Important step if you are using PHP7 Open each and every PHP files of minimee plugin to remove: $this->EE =& get_instance(); and replace all instance of it from $this->EE to just have ee() (This step is important for PHP7 because PHP7 not accept variable as references.)

  4. Open your config file and add below code:

    $base_path = rtrim($_SERVER['DOCUMENT_ROOT'], "/");
    $base_url = "http://" . $_SERVER['SERVER_NAME'];
    $config['minimee'] = array(
        /*Set path to your DOCUMENT_ROOT/cache directory*/
        'cache_path'        => $base_path .'/cache',
        'cache_url'         => $base_url .'/cache',
        'combine_css'       => 'yes',
        'combine_js'        => 'yes',
        // minify JS
        'minify_css'        => 'yes',
        // Minify HTML
        'minify_html'       => 'yes',
        // Minify JS
        'minify_js'         => 'yes',
        // Set this parameter to yes if you want to disable minimee (I use this for development purpose)
        'disable'           => 'no',
        'base_path'         => $base_path,
        'base_url'          => $base_url,
        'cachebust'         => '',
        'cleanup'           => 'yes',
        'css_library'       => 'minify',
        'css_prepend_mode'  => 'yes',
        'hash_method'       => 'sha1',
        'js_library'        => 'jsmin',
        'remote_mode'       => 'fgc'
    1. Save all files after edits and Install plugin from backend.

    2. You are ready to use minimee now. You can use documentation from this Link

Note: When I try to use template css to minify, It was not working fo me. For an example:

If I use:

<link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" media="all" href="{stylesheet=includes/style}">

This was not works for me. Then I copy the css under css directory and call it as normal css that works for me:

<link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" media="all" href="/css/styles.css">
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    I think I'll try to run as is but really good to know how to do this if I need to. Thank you Commented Feb 7, 2018 at 20:10

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