Support » Plugin: WordPress Slider Block Gutenslider » Gutenslider is a PageSpeed-Killer

  • Resolved Matthias Bathke


    Dear Support,

    thank you for your plugin. Please do not enqueue Dashicons into the frontend, as this is an asset-overkill. Icon-Fonts are pagespeed killers at all. Please consider using optimized SVGs for Icons instead and load them on demand only.

    Additionally, please load assets on demand only at all. When I do not use a Slider Block on a single page, there shouldn’t be served anything by your plugin.

    Big thanks and kind regards,


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  • Plugin Author eedee



    all you mention will be fixed in 5.0.0 we have it on our list. ETA is May. Thank you for reporting.

    Thread Starter Matthias Bathke


    Great News, big thanks!

    If you make this change, it would be good to have it behind an option, as I am developing some custom blocks that rely on the Slick.js instance that comes bundled with your plugin. I have some sliders built around custom queries, and it doesn’t make sense to load more than one copy, after all.

    Or at least expose a filter that allows devs to override any auto-hiding settings and manually include the assets as needed.

    Plugin Author eedee


    The new version of gutenslider will use swiperjs instead of slick. That’s because of security and usability considerations.

    So any custom js code pointing at gutenslider will not work anymore. We however will help our Pro and Expert users migrating their scripts.

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