Support » Plugin: Translate WordPress with GTranslate » Ouch! Slows Down Website

  • Resolved jetxpert

    (@jetxpert)


    Hi there,

    We love your plugin and have corresponded with you before. Support has been awesome!

    Recently, though, we learned your plugin (or Google) is slowing down our website loading speed quite a bit.

    We performed a website speed analysis using webpagetest.org and found that nearly 24% of website-loaded resources are due to “translate.googleapis.com/*” Ouch!

    Click below for details.

    Webpagetest Results

    Loaded Google Translate Resources

    Is their anything we can do to reduce the number of google translate resources? For example, are there any simple techniques or header codes we can use to preload, prefetch, or simply minify these google translate resources?

    Also, if the pro version of your plugin will solve this, before we sign up, kindly run a test and provide results (resources loaded and speed test comparisons).

    Thank you!

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  • Plugin Author edo888

    (@edo888)

    Hi,

    You are using free version which loads resources (JS, CSS) to add functionality of translation on your website.

    From the results in the reports I can see that the resources are being loaded asynchronously and it takes it no more than 35ms to load them, so I’m not sure why you call it “excessive” in the tags section for this topic.

    In our paid version this resources are not required to be loaded, so it doesn’t add any overhead on your original website. It will only add some overhead if you add the language switcher and it only depends what kind of language switcher you add (flags, no flags, etc.).

    I cannot run a test, because it needs to be activated first.

    Thanks! 🙂

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