Google reCaptcha added by Shopify has killed my pagespeed

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Tourist
5 0 3

Hello fellow Shopify'ers,

Has anyone else noticed a sudden decrease in speed with Shopify adding Google ReCaptcha to your site. I suddenly found it had ben added to mine and it's really hammered my pagespeed, my Mobile pages are now getting a 15 score just from them.

Does anyone know if we can get them to be loaded with async to restore speed?

Andy,

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Tourist
5 0 3

Thanks Steve,

I'll check it out, does it just hide the icon or prevent the captcha script from loading?The icon being gone would add a little speed but it's that big 'ole script it loads that does the damage.

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_onkar
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Use backend settings to disable the reCaptcha if you think it doesn't work for you.

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Tourist
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Thanks _onkar,

I've just found the setting, for those reading it's under Theme>Preferences>reCaptcha

As someone who moved to Shopify to get away from the spammy rubbish I was getting on OpenCart I can see the need for reCaptcha, but is it needed on every page? I can understand for my contact forms and such, but there is no real benefit on an item page, maybe Shopify could look at offering a setting dialog to allow us to enable/disable on certan page types?

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_onkar
Shopify Partner
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Actually, they purpose to opt for the contact and checkout page, and if a contact form is added to your footer widget, then it will load overall pages.

 

and I think this is the one reason it loads the script over all pages, like collections, and single product pages also.

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NSEImports
Tourist
5 0 3

Yes it does appear to be a one size fit all approach, I'll have to have a look more into this, I guess every Shopify user is in the same boat but those extra few points on the score are what get you a little more love from Google.

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