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Discussion in 'XenForo Questions and Support' started by jauburn, May 11, 2014.

  1. jauburn

    jauburn Well-Known Member

    Does removing the "share this page" block speed up forum home page loading?
     
  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    It can do.
     
  3. Jeremy P

    Jeremy P Well-Known Member

    I'd almost say definitely... they're just awful. Not XenForo's fault though, it's the way the buttons were designed by the social media networks.

    I use ghostery to replace share buttons with simple images which load the real buttons when clicked, but that's client/browser side. I think @digitalpoint did something similar on the server-side for his community.
     
  4. jauburn

    jauburn Well-Known Member

    how does one remove it?
     
  5. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Either uncheck the options for the various services in the ACP, or comment it out of the sidebar in the forum_list template.
     
  6. jauburn

    jauburn Well-Known Member

    What are those "various services"?
     
  7. Russ

    Russ Well-Known Member

    Go to Options -> Search Engine Optimization (SEO), towards the bottom

    Facebook/twitter/google +
     
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  8. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    The ones which appear in the share block.
     
  9. digitalpoint

    digitalpoint Well-Known Member

    Indeed... The 3 normal buttons were taking 20 HTTP requests, 116KB bandwidth and slowed page renders by 1.6 seconds per page view.

    This is ultimately what we switched to (3 buttons requiring 1 *total* HTTP request): https://tools.digitalpoint.com/social-buttons
     
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  10. jauburn

    jauburn Well-Known Member

  11. Russ

    Russ Well-Known Member

    I use this on one of my sites and it has made a difference thanks :)
     
  12. jauburn

    jauburn Well-Known Member

    I turned those things off and didn't notice any difference in initial page load.

    Oh, well.
     

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