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There are good reasons to use Google's Content Delivery Network (CDN) to serve jQuery and jQuery UI on your site:
- Decreased latency
- Increased parallelism
- Better caching
- Reduced load on your server
This tutorial shows you how to use Goggle's CDN to serve jQuery and jQuery UI in Yii.
Edit your Config File ¶
There are three additions to make in your config file:
- Define the JUI Theme you want to use.
- Add a package definition for jQuery under the "clientScript" component in the "components" section
- Set "theme", "scriptURL" and "themeURL" for each JUI Widget you use the "widgetFactory" section; the URLs point to Google's CDN, the theme uses the define from step 1.
define('JUI-THEME','dark-hive'); return array( // other config 'components'=>array( 'clientScript'=>array( 'packages'=>array( 'jquery'=>array( 'baseUrl'=>'//ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1/', 'js'=>array('jquery.min.js'), ) ), // other clientScript config ), 'widgetFactory'=>array( 'widgets'=>array( 'CJui<WidgetName>'=>array( // where <WidgetName> is the name of the JUI Widget (Tabs, DatePicker, etc.). Each CJuiWidget used must be declared 'scriptUrl'=>'//ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jqueryui/1/', 'theme'=>JUI-THEME, 'themeUrl'=>'//ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jqueryui/1/themes/', ), // Repeat for other CJuiWidgets ), ), // other component config ), // other config );
Note that the URLs are missing the protocol. This allows users browsers to cache both http and https requests from a single download.
That's it - your application will now use Google's CDN to serve jQuery and jQuery UI; to the benefit of you and your visitors. It also means that a single change in the config file will change the theme of all your JUI widgets.
(Thanks to redguy for pointing out the widget factory configuration)