Add an instant about section to your blog by importing your about.me page.
Recently I was performing a few profiling scans on my website, to try to figure out what are the bottlenecks — my goal is to get the home page to load under 6 seconds (without cache). This seems to be an unachievable goal, but I used to have it taking half a minute or sometimes more, so I've not given up hopes in extracting a bit more performance out of the system...
Now imagine my shock and surprise when I found out that 10-15% of the load time and overall resource consumption was being taken by the About.me Widget plugin! Oh wow! That was completely unexpected!
Removing the plugin and simply relying on the embeddable version using JS, which you can drop on any Text widget, will get you precisely the same effect as the widget — but have no performance cost whatsoever. When I did that and removed the About.me Widget plugin, page loading time dropped from 9.6 seconds to 6.7 — a vast improvement!
I'm shocked at how such a simple plugin like this can have that performance impact. So, be wary. If you have plenty of resources to spare, you might never have noticed any difference. If, like me, you're running on a very tight environment, with little resources left, and every bit of performance counts, then get rid of the plugin and just use the embedded JS technique... the performance hit is simply not worth it.
Very good done :) I have used only on the side bar, but all the variations are awesome... (I didn't know that we can load a photography on the bio! in about.me XD )Fantastic idea, thanks for sharing ^^
Easy to use and looks great!
This is my widget so am partial, but really like how it looks on my wordpress.com blog. I dont need an about page anymore.
Does what it says it will. I would give it 5/5 if it had more controls over icon size and optional text.
It´s very easy and it has many options
Works out of the box!
Works beautifully and clean. Beats the heck out of writing an About page on every site.
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