This plugin creates a new 'Ajax Widget Area'. The widget loads the widgets placed in the Area with AJAX, after the page load.
|Author:||Chris Hilditch (@chrishilditch) (profile at wordpress.org)|
|WordPress version required:||2.9.0|
|WordPress version tested:||3.3.2|
|Added to WordPress repository:||08-04-2012|
Warning! This plugin has not been updated in over 2 years. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.
|Total downloads:||3 250|
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Speed up page load by loading in a widgets area with AJAX.
This plugin creates a new ‘Ajax Widget Area’. The widget loads the widgets placed in the ‘Ajax Widget Area’ with AJAX, after the page has loaded.
Why would I want to do this?
To speed up page load. The user would have access to the main content on the page faster, and by the time they’re done with that the widgets will have loaded in.
What about SEO?
Good question! Anything place in the ajax widget area won’t be indexed by the search engines, so you might not want to put everything in there. Future versions will separate options for Desktop, Mobile and Bots.
Only 1 ajax widget area? I need more!
Dive into the code then, creating additional ajax widget areas won’t take to long!
The styling of the widgets is broken
Sorry. In WordPress when you define a widget area you also define what html surrounds the widget, and the widget title. The html structure is this plugin is consistent with the Twenty Eleven base theme, but other themes use different html. To fix this you could copy from your theme’s functions.php – ‘before_widget’, ‘after_widget’, ‘before_title’ and ‘after_title’ html into this plugin.
- Ajax Widget Area goes public.
- Bug Fix for non-admin users.
- Add before_widget, after_widget, before_title and after_title html, to be consistent with Twenty Eleven html.