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<?php // setup the URL and read the CSS from a file $url = 'https://cssminifier.com/raw'; $css = file_get_contents('styles.css'); // init the request, set various options, and send it $ch = curl_init(); curl_setopt_array($ch, [ CURLOPT_URL => $url, CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER => true, CURLOPT_POST => true, CURLOPT_HTTPHEADER => ["Content-Type: application/x-www-form-urlencoded"], CURLOPT_POSTFIELDS => http_build_query([ "input" => $css ]) ]); $minified = curl_exec($ch); // finally, close the request curl_close($ch); // output the $minified css echo $minified; ?>
Thanks to Boudewijn van Breukelen for an updated version of the above code.
Also, Toni Almeida has made a PHP library to easily talk to CSS Minifier : https://github.com/promatik/PHP-JS-CSS-Minifier.
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