Support » Plugin: WpDevArt Social comments » Plugin adds 3Mb and 2 secs to page load times

  • Resolved HillofBeans

    (@hillofbeans)


    I’vm currently optimizing my site for performance, and testing plugins etc.

    I was extremely surprised to find that WpDevArt Facebook Comments adds an incredible amount of extra load to my pages.

    I’ve tested this across multiple pages, and regardless of the number of FB comments, here are the average differences I’ve recorded:

    With plugin:
    Page Size = 4.5 Mb
    Load Time – 3.42 s
    Requests = 146

    Plugin deactivated:
    Page Size = 1.4 Mb
    Load Time – 1.47 s
    Requests = 118

    See screenshot here:https://prnt.sc/ljx4lg

    This is an incredible difference, 2 secs load time, an extra 3 Mb, and 30 requests.

    Although the plugin is really useful, this is more than doubling my download times, and as a result will be affecting my search rankings.

    How do I fix this? Is the only option to delete the plugin?

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  • Plugin Author wpdevart

    (@wpdevart)

    Hi dear user.

    Our developers integrate the Facebook comments Api as it should, so they can’t optimize anything from there. We can’t change Api from our side, the Api code should optimize Facebook developers.

    Thanks.

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