Why does Google Map plugin heavy loads times?

Just installed and started using this and according to the P3 (Plugin Performance Profiler). Is 38% (1.3405sec) load times. Higher than any plugin I have installed. Any reason for the high loads times and what can we do to reduce this?

  • Vaughan

    Hi anthony,

    Hope you're well?

    As it uses a 3rd party service, this will and can affect the page loading times as the plugin has to communicate with google servers and then wait for a response back.

    You could perhaps use a cache plugin which might help reduce page load times. Also decrease the size of the map if it's large, or make the map responsive perhaps?

    Checking the memory_limit on your server in php.ini might help too. Ideally you want memory_limit in php.ini to be a minimum of 256M

    You can try adding the following to your wp-config.php

    define('WP_MEMORY_LIMIT', '256M');

    also reducing the amount of active add-ons in google maps settings will also help, only activate the ones you specifically use.

    Hope this helps

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