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About.me Widget

Add an instant about section to your blog by importing your about.me page.

9 reviews
Average Rating
4 stars
4.1 out of 5 stars
1 star
Broken
By , for WP 3.8.2

Broken plugin.

1 star
Be warned, this widget works well, but it is a resource hog...
By , for WP 3.5.1

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.

5 stars
Love your widget!
By , for WP 3.5

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 ^^

5 stars
Love it
By , for WP 3.5

Easy to use and looks great!

5 stars
Quick and easy
By , for WP 3.5

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.

4 stars
Simple and works
By , for WP 3.4.2

Does what it says it will. I would give it 5/5 if it had more controls over icon size and optional text.

5 stars
Fantastic
By , for WP 3.5

It´s very easy and it has many options

5 stars
Amazing
By , for WP 3.5

Works out of the box!

5 stars
Centralised and simple
By , for WP 3.5

Works beautifully and clean. Beats the heck out of writing an About page on every site.

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