Gulp.js plugin minifying PHP source code by removing comments and whitespace.


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Gulp.js plugin minifying PHP source code by removing comments and whitespace.

Getting Started

If you haven't used Gulp.js before, be sure to check out the related documentation, as it explains how to create a gulpfile.js as well as install and use plugins. Once you're familiar with that process, you may install this plugin with this command:

$ npm install --save-dev @aquafadas/gulp-php-minify

Once the plugin has been installed, it may be enabled inside your gulpfile.js.


The plugin takes a list of PHP scripts as input, and removes the comments and whitespace in these files by applying the php_strip_whitespace() function on their contents:

const gulp = require('gulp');
const phpMinify = require('@aquafadas/gulp-php-minify');

gulp.task('minify:php', () => gulp.src('path/to/lib/**/*.php', {read: false})

The plugin only needs the file paths, so you should specify the read option to false when providing the file list, and you should not have any other plugin before it.



The plugin relies on the availability of the PHP executable on the target system: it requires a version 5.5 or later. By default, the plugin will use the php binary found on the system path.

If the plugin cannot find the default php binary, or if you want to use a different one, you can provide the path to the php executable by using the binary option:

return gulp.src('path/to/lib/**/*.php', {read: false})
  .pipe(phpMinify({binary: 'C:\\Program Files\\PHP\\php.exe'}))


By default, the plugin prints to the standard output the paths of the minified scripts. You can disable this output by setting the silent option to true.

return gulp.src('path/to/lib/**/*.php', {read: false})
  .pipe(phpMinify({silent: true}))

See Also


Gulp-PHP-Minify is distributed under the Apache License, version 2.0.

If you find any bugs or have a feature request, please open an issue on github!

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