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    Whilst this plugin is helpful in many ways it is also has major performance problems and no longer gets updated which is a hazard itself. I think instead of asking questions about this plugin it would be more helpful now to explain to people how to transition away from this plugin smoothly without disruption to your website. I would be very grateful if anyone here with a solid understanding of the issues at hand here would be able to share their wisdom if they have the time.

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  • Plugin Author Mike Ems


    All of your concerns are valid. I apologize for letting it go without any updates for so long. I didn’t anticipate it being so resilient, haha.

    I just pushed out a release that was actually quite a few features and performance fixes, hopefully. A few of those came from contributors on Github and they tested out fine as far as I could tell.

    My primary focus for the next release will be purely performance and automated testing for the plugin. Back when I wrote the plugin originally, I didn’t know how to do automated testing or code profiling. In my years away, I’ve done those things and can work on speeding up what’s there by making some functionality optional and removing functionality that isn’t required in 2018 and beyond. Automated tests will help this thing not be the time sink that it originally became testing 1000 use-cases.

    I’m going to write a sticky here shortly that outlines a my roadmap for the plugin and my suggestions on other options that exist. There are plenty of light-weight alternatives that I believe would work fine for most people. I understand that my plugin is heavy, but it also handles a lot more edge-cases. Not to say that we can’t get it sped up!

    Thanks for your time!

    Plugin Author Mike Ems


    Please try the latest release. I’ve made a few improvements that I think should speed things up, however I don’t have a large site to test it on. Let me know how it goes. Thanks!

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