How many sidebar widget is one too many? (Website loading time issue)

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My blog has 6 sidebar widgets. 1-Aweber sign up form, 2-Text widget which is displaying 4 hyperlinks to 4 articles, 3-Latest comment widget, 4-Youtube video, 5-250x250 ad banner, and 6-Recent post widget.

I would like to add 3 additional text widgets which will only contain texts and no graphic of any sort. Each text widget will contain some 400 to 500 words in them, so it's going to be quite long. Would adding these 3 additional widgets slow down the website loading time by too much?

Thank you for taking your time to help.
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  • Profile picture of the author xtrapunch
    You can add as many widgets you want without putting any significant strain on WordPress. You can also hard-code the text content in sidebar.php

    Originally Posted by ajm5050 View Post

    Would adding these 3 additional widgets slow down the website loading time by too much?
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  • Profile picture of the author Kevin Rayman
    I have used as much as 10 widgets and haven't noticed any loading differences.
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