Support » Plugin: Raw HTML » Does this plugin create any extra front-end processing/script-load?

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    I’d love to use this fantastic plugin (and buy the PRO version for easy switching between text/visual modes) but was wondering if the plugin adds any extra processing time or loads extra scripts for front-end users?

    As you can see, I’m awfully worried about page load time and trying to keep my sites ultra-fast performance. I’m curious to know if the code-to-raw-tags processing was done in the editor/back-end or front-end. Would be great for other users if your answer to me was also on your FAQ.


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  • Plugin Author Janis Elsts


    It does add some processing time since it needs to process the [raw] shortcodes. This happens in the front-end, i.e. when a post or page is displayed to a visitor. Normally, it should be pretty fast.

    The plugin doesn’t load any JS/CSS in the front-end.

    Hmmm…dang. I’m very sorry to hear that but understand completely. If you ever find a workaround, I would be more than happy to pay for it!

    Plugin Author Janis Elsts


    Unfortunately, it probably isn’t feasible to implement the features that this plugin has without doing stuff in the front-end. Some of the content changes that WordPress makes – like adding paragraph tags or replacing quote characters with HTML entities – happen in the front-end. If you want to prevent those, you’ll have to either run some additional code in the front-end, or build a custom theme that deliberately avoids using the standard methods of displaying posts.

    I see. I’m just trying to disable the html-filtering. I’m trying to put in ebay affiliate code and WordPress keeps stripping it out every time I switch to visual mode.

    Plugin Author Janis Elsts


    Well, there are other plugins you could use for that (e.g. Post Snippets; no affiliation), but all of them will run at least some code in the front-end. I guess you could try several alternatives and compare the performance?

    Thanks for the suggestion, Janis! I might have to go down that route if no other option exists. I wish WordPress came with some filter-safe tags that you could wrap the custom HTML in.

    We figured out an option that does exactly what I wanted, I’m gonna release it to the repo soon.

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