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VKontakte (VK.com) Community Widget Cache

Description

This plugin was adapted to avoid loading VKontakte Community Widget JavaScripts and images in an iframe every time a page is loaded. It is a fact, that the JavaScripts and iframes increase page loading times and are often harmful for websites’ performance. Not everyone likes to have extra weight code on his/her website. Especially when functionality that is brought by the code is not essential.

This plugin is inspired by a similiar WordPress plugin and adapted for VKontakte Community Widget.

You can check post on my website – Natural Web Design, for tutorial, updates, and news.

*** Please note, that Plugin is in BETA testing phase ***

Features:

  • Decrease page load time on pages that contain your VK.com Community Widget code
  • VK Cache WordPress Widget (Default 240px wide)
  • Manual Cache Refresh

A few notes about this plugin:

  • The plugin requires PHP5 and cURL to be installed and enabled on your server.
  • You can see a working demo of the Plugin on frontend here.

Still to be done:

  • Shortcode for inserting into a page

CSS Guide

If you opt to disable inline CSS, you can paste this into your themes style.css file, and it will give you the default look.

.widget_vkcache .community_div {
    margin:10px auto;
    width:240px;
}
.widget_vkcache .community_div_head {
    border-bottom:1px solid #D8DFEA;
    padding-bottom:5px;
}
.widget_vkcache .connections .total {
    font-size:12px;
    padding: 5px 0 0;
}
.widget_vkcache .connections .grid a {
    float:none;
    text-align:center;
    text-decoration:none;
}
.widget_vkcache .connections .grid a img {
    margin:0;
    border: 0;
}
.widget_vkcache .connections .grid a span {
    color:#808080;
    font-size:10px;
}

.widget_vkcache .img_Link {
    float:left;
    padding-right:5px;
}

.widget_vkcache .VKuser {
    padding: 3px 0;
    width: 73px;
    float:left;
    text-align: center;
}

.widget_vkcache .VKuser-pic {
    height: 47px;
    clear: both;
    overflow: hidden;
    padding-bottom: 3px;
}

.widget_vkcache .img_Link img {
    -webkit-border-radius: 0;
    -moz-border-radius: 0;
    border-radius: 0;
}

.widget_vkcache .VKusername { 
    font-size: 0.9em; 
    text-align: center; 
}

.widget_vkcache .connect_button.VKstyle { 
    display: block;
    clear: both;
    padding: 5px;
    text-align: center;
    font-weight: bold;
    font-size: 16px;
}

Screenshots

  • The plugin's admin options
  • Widget options

Installation

  1. Go to WordPress Dashboard
  2. Click “Plugins”
  3. Click “Add New”
  4. Type “VKontakte (VK.com) Community Widget Cache” in the input box.
  5. Click “Search”
  6. Click “Install” on the plugin that is by Dariusz Zielonka / Natural Web Design (if you want this one)

FAQ

Does this plugin cost anything?

It costs only a few clicks to install and use 🙂

Where’s the CSS Guide?

On the Other Notes page.

Contributors & Developers

“VKontakte (VK.com) Community Widget Cache” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

0.9

Initial release. Let me know if you find any issues. Please be nice, it’s my first plugin.