Support » Plugin: GD Star Rating » wp-content/plugins/gd-star-rating/gfx/loader/.gif – what is it?

  • Hello Milan

    I found strange http request while page testing. It looks like
    in pingdom tool and
    .loader. { background: url( no-repeat left; padding-left: px; }
    in loaded page. It marked /* loading indicators */

    Could you please tell me where it from and how to remove it? It took about 2 sec to load and as I understand doesn’t appears on the page at all.

    Thank you in advance

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  • Plugin Author Milan Petrovic


    Something is wrong with your settings, this is not proper URL for any loading indicators.

    Milan, thank you for answer. Could you please suggest what particular settings would affect this behavior? I went through the settings twice and ran out of ideas

    I tried to turn W3 Total Cache off – the same result (only loading time greater). Even if I disable animation and text fo stars and thumbs (for articles and comments) in GD Star Rating settings this line is in the loading script:

    /* loading indicators */
    235.loader { margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: left; }
    237.loader. { background: url( no-repeat left; padding-left: px; }
    238.loader..width { width: px; }
    240.loader.width { padding-left: 0px; }
    241.loader.arrows.thumb, .loader.flower.thumb,, .loader.broken.thumb,
    242.loader.radar.thumb, .loader.triangles.thumb, .loader.snake.thumb, .loader.snakebig.thumb,
    243.loader.brokenbig.thumb { background-position: center !important; padding-left: 0px !important; }
    245/* top rating widget */

    Have you any clue where it came from?

    Plugin Author Milan Petrovic


    That’s generated by PHP based on the loader settings. Check the graphics panel to see what loaders are active.

    It’s not working: on the graphics panel I’ve got only 12px and Plain 2.0 checkboxes checked on the Stars tab, 16px and Classical 1.0 PNG on the Thumbs tab. That’s it, nothing more. I rescaned graphics also after I had changed setting on both tabs.

    Could the line I mentioned above be related with indicators? I’ve changed setting in the article stars and thumbs comments (I use only such outfit) and name of the indicator appear (arrows or snake for instance). In the above example the indicator off (“Without animation” chose). Nevertheless the empty .gif is requsted in every page loading…

    It’s really sucks! Pingdom says my page load in 3 sec (on shared hosting with more than 50 plugins!) if exclude this .gif, but this request take about 2 sec to load! I really upset with this issue


    I’m having the same issue. Did you ever uncover a solution?


    2 john-michael,
    year, removed plugin from my wordpress installation. Now my website downloading in 0,8 sec by

    What are you using as an alternative voting system?

    Nothing. As I know the GD Star only one for this purpose which connected with google rich text format. I decided to wait till it get more “friendly” interface and rid off minor bugs like our. Or maybe will be another rating plugin.

    I had the same issue too, but I came up with this quick-fix and it seems to work well.

    Download this 1×1 pixel gif, save it to wp-content/plugins/gd-star-rating/gfx/loader/ and name it .gif.

    I tested on Pingdom and it definitely helps with loading times!

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