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Carl Hubbard

Carl is the VP of Products at Slickstream.

Why You Shouldn't Defer Or Lazy Load Slickstream

Given the importance of performance scores for websites, minimizing load time is very important.  So you may be using techniques or plugins that will defer certain scripts from loading immediately.  For Slickstream, it's important to understand the trade-off between user experience and potential performance gains, particularly as Slickstream's code is designed to have a negligible impact on load time.
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How to ensure the Slickstream Filmstrip will not affect CLS

As the Slickstream filmstrip is often injected fairly high up on posts, it can potentially contribute to  Cumulative Layout Shift (CLS).

This can be addressed by manually adding a container to your site, or using the Slickstream Plugin for WordPress.  With the WordPress Plugin there is an option to easily set up a container for the filmstrip to be injected into for many different themes.  This container pre-allocates space when the page is first rendered, ensuring there is no shift when the filmstrip loads.

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Content Report Columns Explained

One of the most data rich analytic tables Slickstream provides is the Content Table accessible from the Content tab in the Slickstream Portal.  This table provides summary information for each page on the publisher's website.  Below are detailed explanations of the content in each column.

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