While optimizing one of my websites I realize that the social share plugin I have been using for years is slowing down my page load speed a bit. I am looking to change it to something faster.

What social share plugin do you use and do you find it to be quick enough to positively effect page speed?

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joy777 Premium
I love social warfare plugin
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boomergp08 Premium
Thanks. I'll check into it.
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judebanks Premium
Yes, it's good. I tested the Fast Social Share Button and decided to also test Social Warfare. See my post above.

For me, Social Warfare won!

I agree with Jovo that the theme and other plugins can affect performance so there is no one plugin that is right for all. ~Jude
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boomergp08 Premium
I have actually used this plugin on a website I built for a friend of mine.
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SurfsideBob Premium
I've used this too. Many of the client sites I've done use only FB, so I'll use a FB icon with a hyperlink. You can tweak the icon size using the text editor in WP, but you probably already knew that. Peace.
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Sftat Premium
I use it too, but while my site speed is OK, I've no idea how this plugin impacts the speed...
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mikewood1975 Premium
I just put a picture of the social icon and link it.
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boomergp08 Premium
You realize that will not work because you will not have the link to someone else's social media profile.

Social share buttons are so people can click on them and share your content on their personal social media profiles.
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mikewood1975 Premium
I was doing it for people to go to my groups, not share on.
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boomergp08 Premium
Yes, I figured that. But the purpose of social share buttons is for people to share your content on social media. This in turn helps you in to ways.

1. It creates a better User Experience and helps to increase your rankings in the search engines.

2. It gives your website more exposure because people can keep sharing it, helping you to reach more people and potential customers.
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mikewood1975 Premium
I do not have on installed yet, but I will now.
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Triblu Premium
Hey Rob,

I opted for a premium theme earlier this year and they include social media icons so I no longer need a plugin.

In fact, I was able to delete soooo many plugins that I have now converted all my sites to their themes. All my sites load VERY quickly :-))

In case you're curious as to whose themes ... Thrive Themes.

Hope this helps you.
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JooKwang Premium
Hi Trish,

I am also thinking of converting to Thrive Themes but I don't quite understand how it is structured.

For example, Thrive Themes and Thrive Architect - what's the difference? Is Thrive Architect simply the page builder?
If you have any advice for me, that would be great.

Thanks.

Jude
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boomergp08 Premium
Thanks but I am not looking to purchase a premium theme, at least not at this time.
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Triblu Premium
Yes Jude, and Thrive Architect probably won't work on WA servers either, as I've heard some members having issues with other "page building" plugins.

Thrive Themes is a WordPress theme.

Here's my post on this... https://useyourpassion.com/why-use-a-quality-wordpress-theme

Hope this helps you.
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JooKwang Premium
Thank you ! I will read it.
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JeanL Premium
Hi, Rob. Just curious to what you are using now. I use Sumo and I have a feeling it's slowing my site down.
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boomergp08 Premium
The plugin I am having some speed issues with is Add To Any
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