Rev asset urls with timestamps

0.0.6 2018-07-21 08:50 UTC


Asset Models

Rev Asset model urls with date modified timestamps. Its simple… just call the function and pass the asset and an optional transform.


Template: {{ asset.url(transform) }}
Output: https://local.craft3/uploads/biggie.jpg


Template: {{ nsm_rev_asset_url(asset, transform) }}
Output: https://local.craft3/uploads/biggie.1496670969.jpg

Manifest Files

Additionally NSM Asset Rev can check a manifest file for urls and return the marching revved url.


{ "app.css": "app.1e9915c1398b2ba2fcc2.css" }


Template: {{ url(app.css) }}
Output: https://local.craft3/app.css


Template: {{ nsm_rev_manifest_url('app.css') }}
Output: https://local.craft3/app.1e9915c1398b2ba2fcc2.css

Manifest files will most likely be created from a build process.

Here's some examples:

Note: NSM Asset Rev only supports one level key: value pairs.


Step 1: Download the Bundle

Open a command console, enter your project directory and execute the following command to download the latest stable version of this bundle:

$ composer require newism/craft3-asset-rev

This command requires you to have Composer installed globally, as explained in the installation chapter of the Composer documentation.

Step 2: Install

Install plugin in the Craft Control Panel under Settings > Plugins.


Twig template functions

This plugin provides two twig functions.

Asset Models

{{ nsm_rev_asset_url(asset, transform) }}

Manifest Files

{{ nsm_rev_manifest_url(url) }}


There's actually three twig functions :). The third is a helper that either calls nsm_rev_asset_url or nsm_rev_manifest_url based on the arguments.

If the first argument is an Assetl then nsm_rev_asset_url will be called internally:

Template: {{ nsm_rev_url(asset, transform) }}
Output: https://local.craft3/uploads/biggie.1496670969.jpg

If the first argument is an string model then nsm_rev_manifest_url will be called internally:

Template: {{ nsm_rev_url('app.css') }}
Output: https://local.craft3/app.1e9915c1398b2ba2fcc2.css

Server Configuration

Important: This plugin doesn't actually change the the filename on the server. You'll need to implement rewrite rules in your apache conf or nginx access.



# ----------------------------------------------------------------------
# | Filename-based cache busting                                       |
# ----------------------------------------------------------------------

# If you're not using a build process to manage your filename version
# revving, you might want to consider enabling the following directives
# to route all requests such as `/style.12345.css` to `/style.css`.
# To understand why this is important and even a better solution than
# using something like `*.css?v231`, please see:

# <IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
#     RewriteEngine On
#     RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
#     RewriteRule ^(.+)\.(\d+)\.(bmp|css|cur|gif|ico|jpe?g|js|png|svgz?|webp|webmanifest)$ $1.$3 [L]
# </IfModule>



# Built-in filename-based cache busting

# This will route all requests for /css/style.20120716.css to /css/style.css
# Read also this:
# This is not included by default, because it'd be better if you use the build
# script to manage the file names.
location ~* (.+)\.(?:\d+)\.(bmp|css|cur|gif|ico|jpe?g|js|png|svgz?|webp|webmanifest)$ {
  try_files $uri $1.$2;

Plugin Configuration

See ./src/config.php.

Road Map

Some things to do, and ideas for potential features:


  • Release it



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