How to Optimize Comments in WordPress?
Did you know comments are also using resources to load?
If you are using Gtmetrix to check your page speed then check the waterfall section.
There you will find all the requests with load times including comments.
Comments are taking time to load and impact the overall performance of your website page performance.
And as we all know the new algorithm where Google officially confirms that website loading speed is one of the main ranking factors.
Bloggers take this seriously and start improving their core web vitals.
I already achieved a 99+ performance score and told about that in most of my articles.
But in short, to achieve a loading speed under 1 sec you have to,
- Change your server from shared host to Cloud host.
- Change your theme from bloated one to speedy one.
- Start caching HTML, CSS and Java files.
- Optimize database.
- Connect Cloudflare CDN.
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So, how to optimize comments on WordPress websites?
To avoid this issue, we are going to share a plugin that lazy load your comments and improves your page performance.
Name of the plugin: Lazy load for comments
Author: Joel James
Active Installations: 5K+
Lazy Load for Comments Settings
1. Activate and Install Lazy load for comments
- Login to your admin dashboard
- Click on plugins
- Add new
- Search “lazy load for comments”
2. Lazy Load Settings for Comments
At your dashboard (on the left), click on settings-discussion.
Scroll down, above the avatars section, you will see the Lazy load comments section.
Then select from the drop-down and check how you want to load the comments.
- No lazy load
On-scroll works the same as lazy load images. The comment appears only when you scroll down, not at the same time.
We are using on-click on our site. It creates a button type”LOAD COMMENTS”, your comments appear when you click on load comments.
No lazy load:
Disables lazy load.
- load comments only when required
- improve the page loading speed
- reduce the number of HTTP requests
After these settings, check your score on GTmetrix again. Also, check the waterfall tab for a better understanding.
So, hope you guys understand how to optimize comments in WordPress.
Have any questions, comment below.
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