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Elementor Social Share widget - speed optimisation

  • 19 August 2021
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Hi,

 

I tend to stay away from adding any social buttons, but may add them for a client project, as there are around 350 blog posts.

 

Is the Elementor Social Share widget the way to go? Better than other plugins?

 

Primarily, impact on page load is the biggest concern. 

Any advice will be much appreciated.

 

All the best,

Chris


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Userlevel 3
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+1 I haven’t tested page speed on this widget, but have manually created social sharing widgets in the past and believe the convenience and sanity preservation of the Elementor widget outweighs any potential performance drag. Also, I haven’t noticed any page speed tools barking about the social share items either.

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It’s a matter of personal preference, but the Elementor social share buttons will have been made to work seamlessly with Elementor.

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Do you notice any impact on page speed?

Userlevel 6
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No impact on page speed as long as you’re not using too many inner sections.

It’ll be fine.

Userlevel 6
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+1 I haven’t tested page speed on this widget, but have manually created social sharing widgets in the past and believe the convenience and sanity preservation of the Elementor widget outweighs any potential performance drag. Also, I haven’t noticed any page speed tools barking about the social share items either.

I’m one of those that does test (far too much) :)
Honesty, if it’s in your header, it’s all good :)

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