Need to lazy load anything in WordPress?
We have created a unique one-of-a-kind free plugin which will give users the ability to lazy load anything in WordPress.
Lazy loading (also called on-demand loading) is an optimization technique for the online content, be it a website or a web app.
Instead of loading the entire web page and rendering it to the user in one go as in bulk loading, the concept of lazy loading assists in loading only the required section and delays the remaining, until it is needed by the user.
For instance, say a client demands for the logo of WP Fix It from a web index. The whole page, populated with the mentioned content, is stacked.
Presently in the event that the client opens the primary picture and is happy with it, he will most likely close the website page accordingly, rest of the pictures so stacked will be left concealed. This will bring about the wastage of the assets so consumed in the mass heap of that page.
Accordingly the answer for this is Lazy Loading.
Advantages of Lazy loading:
- On-demand loading reduces time consumption and memory usage thereby optimizing content delivery. As only a fraction of the web page, which is required, is loaded first thus, the time taken is less and the loading of rest of the section is delayed which saves storage. All of this enhances the user’s experience as the requested content is fed in no time.
- Unnecessary code execution is avoided.
- Optimal usage of time and space resources makes it a cost-effective approach from the point of view of business persons. (website owners)
Disadvantages of Lazy loading:
- Firstly, the extra lines of code, to be added to the existing ones, to implement lazy load makes the code a bit complicated.
- Secondly, lazy loading may affect the website’s ranking on search engines sometimes, due to improper indexing of the unloaded content.
Conclusion: Though there are certain pitfalls of lazy loading yet the big advantages, as optimal utilization of the two major resources (time & space) and many more make us overlook its disadvantages.
Benefit of Lazy Load Anything in WordPress
The major benefit of lazy loading your website content is that it speeds up the page load time because you are not loading content that the visitor can not see anyways.
This means that the content that is out of view for the visitor is held up and loads after it becomes in view.
This is so extremely powerful because if you can decrease the page size you will speed up the load time.
Take a look below at some speed testing examples of a page that uses lazy loading and a page that does not.
BEFORE – Lazy Load Anything in WordPress
Take a look below at the speed testing for a page with some simple content which includes text, image and a video.
AFTER – Lazy Load Anything in WordPress
Now take a look at a speed test below on a page with the same exact content lazy loaded.
So why did we create a lazy load anything in WordPress plugin?
There are already several existing WordPress plugins that will give you the ability to lazy load images, videos and iFrames.
However there is not any plugin other than this one that we have created which will give you the ability to lazy load any piece of content on your website.
Let us take a closer look at how this works and how easy it is to lazy load anything in WordPress.
Lazy Load an Image Block in Gutenberg Editor
Take a look at the image below to see how you can add the special class “delay_me” to an image block in your Gutenberg Editor to enable lazy loading.
Lazy Load a Video Block in Gutenberg Editor
Take a look at the image below to see how you can add the special class “delay_me” to a video block in your Gutenberg Editor to enable lazy loading.
Lazy Load Raw HTML Content
The examples above showed how to add your special class to an image or video block but this is where the power of this plugin actually comes into work.
You can add class=”delay_me” to any raw HTML throughout your website content to enable lazy loading.
Do all this above with a plugin we created for FREE
Currently you have the ability to lazy load unlimited elements on each page of your website but we may changes in the future and turn this into a premium plugin.
For now you can get this for free right away below.