Use Google Libraries plugin for WordPress

I just found a cool WordPress plugin to help improve the performance of WordPress blogs – Use Google Libraries.

WordPress uses some JavaScript libraries, like jQuery and script.aculo.us.  Google hosts copies of some JavaScript libraries on their AJAX Libraries API.  What the plugin does is make WordPress use the copies of the libraries hosted by Google instead of the ones bundled with WordPress.  The advantage of this is that it:

  • increases the chance that a user already has these files cached
  • takes load off your server
  • uses compressed versions of the libraries (where available)
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