Disable “SharePoint plugin cannot be loaded” on public facing web sites

Recently I stumbled upon various sites that are built on SharePoint 2013. All those sites have the same problem. The SharePoint plugin that those web sites try to load is only useful for collaboration but not for public facing web sites.

Plugin request in Safai

Safari and SharePoint on MacOS X

Plugin Cannot be loaded in Chrome

Chrome requests for plugin

Origin of the message

This message comes from a client side JavaScript and tries to load the presence information. To avoid this message the following lines of code needs to be added to the master page or via a JavaScript file.

The code to request the plugin won’t be executed anymore. The visitor can enjoy the web site instead of concentration on the source of the error message.

Using SharePoint from MacOSX? Use Safari. This is because if Office and Lync are installed on MacOS special web extensions will be installed to support working with SharePoint better.

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