Social Media Feather - lightweight social media sharing and follow buttons
[resolved] Loading speed of plugin compared to Sociable (2 posts)

  1. wpfan1000
    Posted 2 years ago #


    In using some web site loading testers, it has been reported that the Social Media Feather plugin is not that fast.

    To get some real data, I did the following:

    1) I installed the Sociable sharing plugin
    1a) I config'd it to display about 10 buttons plus Like buttons
    2) I already had Social Media Feather plugin installed and placed the widget in the sidebar
    3) I installed P3 - Plugin Performance Profiler plugin and ran it.

    Here are the results of loading times:

    Sociable - 0.0326 seconds
    Social Media Feather - 0.1279 seconds

    Ie Social Media Feather is about 4 times slower than Sociable, even though Sociable loads more buttons and gets Like quantity info.

    Could you please comment on this?


  2. Synved
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    That P3 Plugin is fairly unreliable in terms of "performance" measurements. I'm not sure what criteria it uses but they're not really significant. Another user brought this up some time ago and came to the same conclusion. I'd recommend you used something like pingdom to measure and compare performance.

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