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How to Increase WordPress Performance through Lazy Load Widgets

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If you are using WordPress as your blog platform and want to increase its performance, The Lazy Widget Loader plugin provides lazy loading for widgets to improve page loading. Use it on slow widgets, especially those where external data is loaded, like widgets from Facebook, Twitter, AdSense and others.

How does the Lazy Widget Loader plugin work?

How does Lazy Widget Loader accomplish its goal? The contents of chosen widgets are loaded in the page’s footer and once the page has loaded completely, these contents are moved to where they should appear. As you postpone loading of these contents until the very last moment, you page will render its contents and will not be affected by those contents in slow widgets that take more time to load.

Note that lazy loading is often understood as to retrieve resources when they come into view, for example if you have an image at the bottom of your page and you want to make sure that this image is not loaded, unless the viewer scrolls down to where that image should appear. But that is not this plugin’s strategy; if you want to be able to load content on sight, take a look at the Itthinx LazyLoader.

Basic and advance plugin option displayed for a widget:

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Advanced options can be expanded individually on each widget. These include the option to display a throbber and to set fixed or minimum dimensions. The Lazy Widget Loader can take advantage of the advanced asynchronous loading mechanism provided by the Itthinx LazyLoader for content and widgets. This plugin helps to optimize site speed by greatly improving page load time and bandwidth usage. Instead of deferred loading in the footer, it provides advanced options that allow to load any content only when needed. These include shortcodes that allow to lazy-load content anywhere on a page, the option to load content on sight and an automatic noscript feature that helps to provide alternative content for visitors that have disabled JavaScript.

You can check lazy loading widgets in action on the Itthinx Lazyloader Demo site and download the Lazy Widget Loader plugin for free from the WordPress plugin repository.

WordCompress – WordPress SEO Compression!

WordCompress WordPress SEO Compression

WordCompress is a premium plugin designed for SEO and improving user experience and website performance. WordCompress is a compression and cache total that takes the existing code layout of a WordPress blog which includes CSS files, JavaScript files and HTML code. WordCompress will then minify all the code by deleting comments, whitespaces and compress the entire code into a single executable line. External and internal CSS and JavaScript files are also compressed.

Features

  • Compress HTML , CSS and JavaScript files.
  • No physical modification of templates so original files, code comments and indentation intact.
  • GZIP files so code and files are served on compressed files.
  • Simple one page admin panel.
  • NEW Ability to compress only CSS , JavaScript or HTML – or select ALL .
  • NEW Cache system – all compression happens before page loads compared to WT3 and more.
  • NEW Cache system – ability to delete and rebuild templates and clear the cache.
  • NEW Cache storage system – all WordCompress actions happen during Admin changes in WordPress automatically.
  • NEW All external and interal CSS (CDN files and more) are included in the compression and are then placed for cache sync.
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WordCompress after

SEO UI and UX Benefits

  • Download time reduces about 45%
  • File size reduces more than 80%
  • Extra spaces, lines, and comments will be deleted.

Widget Ninja

Widget Ninja

  • eliminate the need for multiple sidebars
  • create complex logical statements with conditional tags to control widget’s visibility
  • 22 conditional tags, 8 with additional options
  • or, and, not logical operators
  • works with any custom or built-in widget
  • no code editing
  • intuitive and simple drag-n-drop GUI
  • extensive in-line help

Other Resources:

jQuery Image Lazy Load Plugin
How To Add Lazy Loading To WordPress
Lazy Load Plugin for jQuery

Noor Mustafa Raza

I am a WordPress Developer and Designer, author @WPArena. I am providing Free WordPress consultation and can help you to install WordPress in a secure way to small businesses and bloggers.

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