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Plugin Carousel - poor behavior when loading a wiki page

posts: 11 Ecuador

Dear community,

During the page load, the Plugin shows all the photos to be displayed on the screen at the same time (just 4 in my case, 1250 x 360 pixels and 45 KB each), one below the other.

Can someone please tell me if the loading of the carousel images can be optimized? Can you make any adjustments to avoid this bad looking behavior? Can photos be preloaded to avoid this behavior during page loading?

Thank you very much in advance,
Dustin Ghia

posts: 191 Ukraine

Hi Dustin,

I have had the same issues - as I live in a part of the world with inconsistent internet speeds - I have found that most of the time it's an issue with internet speed. I suspect there might be some server settings that could help, but I am not a server specialist, and, I used simple 'shared hosting' (which also adds to the inconsistency of page loading speeds).

That said, a few things to keep in mind. First is that Plugin Carousel is fairly old, and while it generally works good, I don't know how well this Plugin is being maintained. Second, the bigger push is towards Plugin Swiper https://doc.tiki.org/PluginSwiper While the 3D Cube effect is awesome, it also has loading issues which are more severe than what you are currently experiencing with Plugin Carousel (see this Bug report)
In any case, the other configuration options for PluginSwiper work ok, so I think most of your issues will be solved with this plugin.

For a comparison of all the ways to display pics, see this page

br,
Mike

posts: 11 Ecuador
Mike Finko wrote:

Hi Dustin,

I have had the same issues - as I live in a part of the world with inconsistent internet speeds - I have found that most of the time it's an issue with internet speed. I suspect there might be some server settings that could help, but I am not a server specialist, and, I used simple 'shared hosting' (which also adds to the inconsistency of page loading speeds).

That said, a few things to keep in mind. First is that Plugin Carousel is fairly old, and while it generally works good, I don't know how well this Plugin is being maintained. Second, the bigger push is towards Plugin Swiper https://doc.tiki.org/PluginSwiper While the 3D Cube effect is awesome, it also has loading issues which are more severe than what you are currently experiencing with Plugin Carousel (see this Bug report)
In any case, the other configuration options for PluginSwiper work ok, so I think most of your issues will be solved with this plugin.

For a comparison of all the ways to display pics, see this page

br,
Mike


Hello Mike!

Thanks a lot for your help. Indeed, some days ago I found Swiper and it works very well.

Cheers!