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    I’d like to be able to have the list widget be able to show business events on a custom business page using OTW for custom sidebars for each page. Does Filter bar allow admin to preset category for each widget instance?

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    Howdy worldviewpr,

    I do not think this will actually involve the filter bar at all. If I am understanding you correct you simply want to display a unique instance of the List widget (which allows to show events from a select category, or all events). Assuming you want to show events from only one category in each widget area, you can accomplish that. Just add an instance of the List Widget to each unique widget area, but before clicking save on each of them select the appropriate category.

    The list widget does not let you filter events like the Filter Bar does though. If that is feature you would like to see, you could certainly recommend it here on our official feature request page. That would allow other users to see your idea and vote their support for it.

    Does that make sense? Will that work for you? Please let me know. Cheers!

    – Brook

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    No such selection exists in the events list widget on the free version. I can’t afford the performance hit of Pro for such a simple thing.

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    Okay, I follow you. I did not yet notice that you have not purchased the current Pro version.

    Well, if you need just one feature from Pro, and do not want all the other features and the accompanying (though I would say small) performance penalty, then you would really have to build that feature yourself. It might be worth it to you to purchase a copy of Pro, get the more powerful widget class and its files, then roll those into a plugin of your own making. I bet that would save a lot of time; probably significantly more than enough to justify the expense, considering how much most developers make per hour and how little the plugin costs comparatively.

    I wish I had a better solution than that, but it is the only one I can think of. If you have ever developed a WordPress plugin then it is no doubt obvious to you why we can not just make a pick and choose setup where you can get just one feature without all of the others. Please let me know if I can be of further assistance. Cheers!

    – Brook

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    Thanks for you candor Bill. I will keep your recommendations in mind for sure for when the team is planning future design choices. Unfortunately I doubt that we will ever see a third or fourth option for this plugin, it will just be Pro or Free. I can certainly see how it would be beneficial to folks like yourself, but it is not a feature that we see requested often enough to justify the rather sizable investment in development time that it would take.

    I see that you have put this as a feature request here. I just wanted to link to your request in case someone else comes across this topic, like the idea, and wants to voice their support for it.

    Thanks for your feedback. Let us know if we can clarify any of the above, or assist you with something else.

    – Brook

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    Bill,

    I just reopened this thread. If you want to try speeding up your site with the Pro addon enabled, I have an idea on how to do it. Would you mind doing each of the following then posting the results?

    1) Running a test using the P3 plugin without Pro enabled.

    2) Running a P3 test with Pro enabled

    3) Running a P3 test with Pro enabled and this in your theme’s functions.php file?

    If you do not want to bother I totally understand, but on many sites pasting the snippet from step 3 drastically speed up page load times. On one site I saw the P3 test speed improve over 60x!

    – Brook

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    Base P3 with just Free TEC plugin

    WordPress Plugin Profile Report
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    Report date: February 19, 2014
    Theme name: Genesis
    Pages browsed: 18
    Avg. load time: 0.7548 sec
    Number of plugins: 9
    Plugin impact: 108.06% of load time
    Avg. plugin time: 0.8157 sec
    Avg. core time: 0.2701 sec
    Avg. theme time: 0.0711 sec
    Avg. mem usage: 49.65 MB
    Avg. ticks: 4,020
    Avg. db queries : 262.28
    Margin of error : -0.4020 sec

    Plugin list:
    ===========================================
    P3 (Plugin Performance Profiler) – 0.5832 sec – 71.51%
    Premise – 0.0289 sec – 3.54%
    Premium Floating Social Media Icon – 0.0266 sec – 3.26%
    The Events Calendar – 0.1303 sec – 15.97%
    W3 Total Cache – 0.0177 sec – 2.17%
    Wordpress Seo – 0.0199 sec – 2.44%
    WP Smush.it – 0.0019 sec – 0.23%
    Synthesis – 0.0025 sec – 0.30%
    Otw Sidebar Widget Manager – 0.0047 sec – 0.58%

    P3 with Pro

    WordPress Plugin Profile Report
    ===========================================
    Report date: February 19, 2014
    Theme name: Genesis
    Pages browsed: 17
    Avg. load time: 1.1234 sec
    Number of plugins: 10
    Plugin impact: 46.47% of load time
    Avg. plugin time: 0.5221 sec
    Avg. core time: 0.5127 sec
    Avg. theme time: 0.1391 sec
    Avg. mem usage: 63.06 MB
    Avg. ticks: 6,522
    Avg. db queries : 372.94
    Margin of error : -0.0506 sec

    Plugin list:
    ===========================================
    P3 (Plugin Performance Profiler) – 0.0735 sec – 14.08%
    Premise – 0.0434 sec – 8.31%
    Premium Floating Social Media Icon – 0.0454 sec – 8.69%
    The Events Calendar – 0.2662 sec – 50.99%
    W3 Total Cache – 0.0204 sec – 3.90%
    Wordpress Seo – 0.0356 sec – 6.81%
    WP Smush.it – 0.0031 sec – 0.60%
    The Events Calendar PRO – 0.0237 sec – 4.55%
    Synthesis – 0.0026 sec – 0.50%
    Otw Sidebar Widget Manager – 0.0082 sec – 1.56%

    P3 with Pro & snippet

    WordPress Plugin Profile Report
    ===========================================
    Report date: February 19, 2014
    Theme name: Genesis
    Pages browsed: 18
    Avg. load time: 0.9737 sec
    Number of plugins: 10
    Plugin impact: 62.69% of load time
    Avg. plugin time: 0.6104 sec
    Avg. core time: 0.3335 sec
    Avg. theme time: 0.1361 sec
    Avg. mem usage: 55.47 MB
    Avg. ticks: 5,487
    Avg. db queries : 355.94
    Margin of error : -0.1062 sec

    Plugin list:
    ===========================================
    P3 (Plugin Performance Profiler) – 0.2823 sec – 46.24%
    Premise – 0.0365 sec – 5.98%
    Premium Floating Social Media Icon – 0.0404 sec – 6.62%
    The Events Calendar – 0.1750 sec – 28.67%
    W3 Total Cache – 0.0163 sec – 2.67%
    Wordpress Seo – 0.0291 sec – 4.76%
    WP Smush.it – 0.0024 sec – 0.39%
    The Events Calendar PRO – 0.0196 sec – 3.20%
    Synthesis – 0.0022 sec – 0.37%
    Otw Sidebar Widget Manager – 0.0067 sec – 1.10%

    P3 with Base Pro Snippet and Community Add-on

    WordPress Plugin Profile Report
    ===========================================
    Report date: February 19, 2014
    Theme name: Genesis
    Pages browsed: 5
    Avg. load time: 1.2195 sec
    Number of plugins: 11
    Plugin impact: 73.15% of load time
    Avg. plugin time: 0.8920 sec
    Avg. core time: 0.2117 sec
    Avg. theme time: 0.1587 sec
    Avg. mem usage: 76.15 MB
    Avg. ticks: 25,900
    Avg. db queries : 106.00
    Margin of error : -0.0428 sec

    Plugin list:
    ===========================================
    P3 (Plugin Performance Profiler) – 0.0834 sec – 9.35%
    Premise – 0.0420 sec – 4.71%
    Premium Floating Social Media Icon – 0.0458 sec – 5.14%
    The Events Calendar Community Events – 0.0330 sec – 3.70%
    The Events Calendar – 0.5987 sec – 67.12%
    W3 Total Cache – 0.0128 sec – 1.43%
    Wordpress Seo – 0.0243 sec – 2.72%
    WP Smush.it – 0.0027 sec – 0.30%
    The Events Calendar PRO – 0.0392 sec – 4.39%
    Synthesis – 0.0014 sec – 0.16%
    Otw Sidebar Widget Manager – 0.0086 sec – 0.97%

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    Well it looks like that snippet is probably not helping on your server, which it only will on some server configurations. That said at least the Pro Plugin is only adding 20-40ms of delay to the page load. That is not too shabby. To put that in perspective, on average there is a 10-15ms delay between the time you move your mouse and the cursor on the screen moves with it, yet to most people that delay is completely imperceptible. The delay that our Pro plugin adds is probably not even perceptible on your server.

    Thanks for running the tests. It is good to have some hard data. I hope the site building goes smooth.

    – Brook