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Lazy Social Buttons

Delayed loading of Google +1, Twitter and Facebook social buttons on your posts. Have your cake and eat it too; social buttons and performance.

Social buttons attract more visitors to your site. When users +1, Tweet, or Like your page, it advertises your page to their friends and followers. This plugin adds social buttons to your posts as a small sprite at first and delays loading the real buttons until the user hovers over the social buttons. It delays ~300KB of social button components by loading <6.5KB of our own script and sprite. onMouseOver activates the load of the ~300KB of social button components.

Our current version is limited to +1, Tweet, and Like and has the horizontal display with the spinning wait indicator.


  • Loads small sprite of +1, Twitter and Facebook Like button
  • Horizontal small button style
  • onMouseOver activated switch to spinning icon
  • onMouseOver activated load of heavy social buttons
  • Improves performance by delaying load of Social Buttons until onMouseOver
  • Choose position above or below content, or manual
  • Pick from google, twitter and facebook buttons
  • Pick whether to display facebook share or just like
  • Optionally use Google CDN for load of jquery
  • Have suggestions? Visit and leave comment at:
  • http://inside.godaddy.com/onhover-activated-social-buttons/

Requires: 3.4 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.4.2
Last Updated: 4 years ago
Active Installs: 1,000+


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