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  • A nice little plugin, that does exactly what it says on the tin.

    However, a few things I’ve found that have gotten it a 3 star rating, rather than a 5:

    1) Not sure if it’s just me, but is it slowing my page load times down?

    2) It’s not responsive. Try loading my Web Design Website on a mobile device. Scroll to the bottom of the home page & you’ll see that my tweets are cut off, rather than wrapping around.

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  • P.S. I have tried all 3 of the Display Formats offered in the plugin, but they’re all the same, regarding the plugin not being responsive.

    Plugin Author Martin Tod


    1. There are three things that might be causing this –
      1. if your server has a dodgy connection to Twitter
      2. slow loading and/or execution of JavaScript, or
      3. a slow MySQL installation (unlikely).

      If it’s only slow the first time you load up the page in a while (i.e. it’s not using the cache), then you may be able to fix a connection problem via trying the development version of the plug-in and set the connection timeout (on the settings page) to 1 second. If this works, I can add an option to extend the cacheing beyond 2 minutes – so that you are normally getting the data from the (much faster) database cache and avoid calling the original Twitter data too often. Script profiling your page suggests it’s probably not the RT javascript – the files are fairly small and they run quickly. If there is a problem with JavaScript loading and execution, it looks like it might be your YouTube code. Finally, if it’s the cached load time, I’ll be surprised and don’t have any immediate suggestions!

    2. Your page is fully responsive on Chrome with my Android phone (Samsung S4) – but less happy on the regular Android browser. Which browser has been causing you difficulties? I’d suggest trying version 2 of the JQuery script (via the settings page). Version 1 handles responsiveness via a hack. Version 2 is built from the ground up to be responsive so should work better.
    Plugin Author Martin Tod


    As a PS, the next version gives you the option to move the RT scripts to the bottom of the page – which should speed things up further.

    Your site looks fine on my iPhone. Wraps perfectly.

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