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[Plugin: WP-Cumulus] Using Google Hosted swfobject.js

  • Hi all,

    I love using the WP-Cumulus tag cloud! I am in the middle of optimizing my wordpress blog for speed, as Google has just announced they are taking site speed into account for their ranking algorithm.

    At the moment I’m not on a dedicated server, and I have seen that many js files on my site are creating a bottleneck in site loading speed. I’m in the process of calling externally hosted js files on better servers.

    I see that the swfobject.js file is hosted by Google Code here:
    http://swfobject.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/swfobject/swfobject.js

    However, Google’s version is 2.2, and when I try calling that js file instead of the one included with the WP-Cumulus plugin, the cloud refuses to load, and I get the standard “you need flash 9 or higher error”

    I was wondering if Roy or someone else can shed some light on using the v2.2 on Google’s server, and what code changes I need to make in order to get it working. Alternatively, if someone could point me to a publicly hosted version of the one included with the plugin.

    Thanks!

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-cumulus/

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  • Moving to the 2.x branch of SWFObject is one of the things that we’re planning for version 2.0 of WP-Cumulus. Unfortunately, this new version have been delayed quite a bit, and it will still take a while for it to be released. It will be much, much lighter, with the Flash movie now being tiny.

    As a quick fix, you could use the compatibility mode, which uses a simple object tag to embed and does not require SWFObject.

    Thanks Roy! Good work with the plugin… I have really liked using it so far, as its minimal but slick at the same time.

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