What does this plugin do?
When your posts get a lot of comments, performance can be a concern. Generating all that comment HTML and delivering all that HTML can slow down your page loads.
This plugin will load your pages without comments, and then use a secondary AJAX request to pull down the comments. Navigating through the pages of comments is also handled via AJAX.
How do I set it up?
You need only activate the plugin! For more information, please see the full plugin documentation here.
What features does the plugin offer?
For an example, on a test install with 100 comments per page, we found that the onload event fired 2x faster with this plugin. The HTML was generated by the server 6x faster and downloaded 3x faster. The uncompressed size of the HTML was reduced by a factor of 17.
Initial development of this plugin was commissioned by Google — many thanks!