What is the best way to minimize redirects? Is there a plugin?

My GTMetrix report has given me a list of redirect chains to remove? How is this done? Thanks!

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  • Patrick

    Hi there @GFujioka

    I hope you had a great weekend!

    All of those redirects are a direct result of the Shareaholic plugin which has a persistent back & forth connection between their server & yours via their API. I get identical gtMetrix recommendations on a test site where I have that plugin installed.

    When that plugin is deactivated, all those recommendations disappear from the gtMetrix report. However, I see no settings or options in the Shareaholic plugin itself to prevent or help with this.

    Do you have any cache plugin installed on your site? If not, I would highly recommend WP-Rocket: http://wp-rocket.me/

    You could leverage the DNS Prefetch option in the advanced settings to help reduce load-times of such external resources.

    You may also wish to contact the authors of the Shareaholic plugin to see what insight, if any, they can provide to help with this:
    http://support.shareaholic.com/hc/en-us

    I hope this helps! And thanks for being a member :slight_smile:

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