How Many Widgets Do You Use In WordPress?
I noticed that my blog was loading slow. I have a confession, I really am lazy I noticed it slowing down as soon as I installed the MyBlog Log Widget and google friends widget.
Its to bad, I really liked showing those, but I can tell that my blog is running smoother without them. I imagine if I keep taking stuff off of my sidebar my blog will run smoother.Â I have been working on improving my blog skills lately. The more research I do online, the more I am thinking I better get the load times down.
Do To Many Widgets Turn People Off?
I really would love to know your opinion on this one. I like to see lots of widgets on someones blog, but I have read that lots of people like the minimalist approach.
What Says You?
What The Hell Is Are Widgets
Widgets are those side thingies over there on the right hand side. They let you add things like your twitter account, facebook account and other social networks into your blog. You can also put rss feeds over there to keep your blog fresh with new content. The only problem is the more you use the slower your blog will load. That is a bad thing. The moral of the story is choose your widgets carefully.
What prompted me to change my sidebars?
Unfortunately I was checking out my Alexa rankings and was very pleased with the growth I am seeing. However I saw this big fat message at the bottom of all my stats.
So I had to make some decisions about what to do about that. The culprit for me were all the plugins and widgets I use on this site.Â I will keep the face book widget up for a while and I took off some other widgets so in a few weeks I will revisit this issue and see if my speed has improved. I did some testing and it seems to load 2 seconds faster.
So do you like more widgets or less widgets when you visit a blog?