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    • Shyam Chathuranga says

      Hey, Thanks for your comment. I checked my test website after installing GOSS plugin using Pingdom Tool. Yes, there are 2 Facebook JS one with http and other with https. However, test result shows those 2 JS loaded within 86ms.

      I noticed your website is not working some times. I guess you’re having high receiving time. If I can see a Live test result, that’d be appreciated.

  1. says

    This is my site per webpagetest without a social plugin

    http://www.webpagetest.org/result/140203_AY_3PY/

    With GOSS

    http://www.webpagetest.org/result/140203_XM_3S3/1/details/

    906 ms for Facebook
    651 ms for Google plusone
    229 for Pintrest
    727 ms for Twitter

    The static facebook files do on occasion load faster, true

    And there is the overhead for having google serve fonts.

    But I am beginning to learn that 3rd party social services are bad Internet partners as they make you pay in terms of legacy code they refuse to update or innovate, much like it takes forever for printer drivers or remember the days when no one would update modem scripts

    Like I said, your plugin does make a difference, and if I want to put up with having Facebook drag down my users’ experience with slow load times I definitely will use it.

    Just checked again and it’s worse

    http://www.webpagetest.org/result/140203_CJ_3WR/1/details/

    • Shyam Chathuranga says

      Yes, When you’re using any Social Share script, you have to sacrifice part of your website performance. I don’t use WebPageTest for my testing purposes. I always use Pingdom Tool and Original Google PageSpeed Tool. WebPageTest and GTMetrix is using the old Google PageSpeed Tool.

      Anyway, I checked your website using Pingdom and here’s the Live test result.
      >> http://tools.pingdom.com/fpt/#!/dwagr/http://halfwaytoconcord.com/new-tax-measure-acalanes-schools/

      According to this, 250ms spent to load 2 JS Versions of Facebook. Overall loading time is 1s which is great.
      Finally, I don’t see any worse results for your site yet. Because you still have 1s Loading time. You still have 90 Original Google PageSpeed score. So what else you want to achieve.

      HINT: You can minify & combine your CSS Styles manually, If W3 automatic procedure breaks the site.

  2. Chris says

    Great Plugin! Seems ago be an issue with the Facebook popup window for the Safari web browser on MAc OS. The window appears below the Facebook box, and it is only about 20 pixels high.

    Any chance of a fix?

    Thanks a gain for a wonderful plugin!

  3. says

    Hi Shyam!
    Great plugin!

    I’ve a question to improve engagement and visibility via Twitter.

    How to add my Twitter I.D. into the Twitter button,
    so that people who is using that way to share my posts,
    will include my Twitter handle?

    Thanks for your time!

    • Shyam Chathuranga says

      Hey Erik,
      Thanks for the check on my plugin, love it!

      Currently it’s in its initial release, so I haven’t included any settings page to add your Twitter ID to share button.
      Can you play with some coding? If yes, follow this method.

      Go to Plugins > Editor > GOSS Plugin. Then look for the following line under HTML5 comment.

      echo '<div class="socialbox"><a rel="nofollow" href="http://twitter.com/share" data-url="' . get_permalink( $post->ID ) . '" data-text="' . urlencode( strip_tags( get_the_title( $post->ID ) ) ) . '" data-count="vertical" class="twitter-share-button">Tweet</a></div>';

      Change the above line to below one.

      echo '<div class="socialbox"><a rel="nofollow" href="http://twitter.com/share" data-url="' . get_permalink( $post->ID ) . '" data-text="' . urlencode( strip_tags( get_the_title( $post->ID ) ) ) . '" data-count="vertical" data-via="YourTwitterID" class="twitter-share-button">Tweet</a></div>';

      Good luck!
      Shyam

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