AddToAny Share Buttons
[Plugin: Share Buttons by Lockerz / AddToAny] Page load performance (5 posts)

  1. Castelain
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Just a quick message to say that whilst any "social like" buttons/plugin will have a negative effect on page load times, your plugin has only a small impact.

    Great job, going with collapsing all the social/mail options into a single container has really paid off from a performance point of view.


  2. micropat
    Plugin Author

    Posted 4 years ago #

    Thanks! :)

  3. Castelain
    Posted 4 years ago #

    May I suggest you refer to the superior performance in the "Blurb" and FAQ's?

  4. revixi5
    Posted 4 years ago #

    This is the comment i was looking for... i will give it a try. I was using ShareThis plugin and it was slowing everything... so i deactivated it.

  5. Castelain
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Your mileage will vary of course, but here's some anecdotal numbers...

    I'd already optimised the site (W3 Total Cache), all images/resources local and sized/optimised etc.

    I then added Social Media buttons (which tacked them on as individual buttons to the bottom of each post) and the page load time DOUBLED. Looking at the waterfall timings every single button was doing remote calls "back home". It was awful. As the number of posts on the page would have increased the strain would have got worse.

    This plugin added approx 5% to base page load times which is low enough to actually not be statistically significant due to the testing methodology to be honest (IE the 5% may not be solely due to the plugin).

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