Lazy load image is one of the best ways to load your WordPress blog pages faster. When a visitor land to a page on your WordPress blog, the images which will be placed on above the fold area, will load first. Rest of the images will be loaded when the visitors scroll down the page. This way, your load time will be optimized, and helps to rank well in the search engines. I am also using this plugin on this WordPressians blog without having no issue, and it is also used on big blogs such as Mashable, Techcrunch etc.
According to Wikipedia:
Lazy loading is a design pattern commonly used in computer programming to defer initialization of an object until the point at which it is needed. It can contribute to efficiency in the program’s operation if properly and appropriately used.
How Lazy Plugin Works to Load Images on WordPress
Lazy load plugin is based on the jquery.sonar script, which loads images only on the browser view port. All the images that are not displayed on the browser view port, would not be loaded, which will save your server bandwidth too. What will you get in returns? Positively impact on your blog SEO, which will drive more traffic than before. Therefore, I highly recommend you to add this plugin to your WordPress blog. You don’t have to do anything, just install plugin and activate it. It will automatically start lazy loading on your WordPress images, no admin panel or setting required. Therefore, here is how to add lazy load images plugin on WordPress.
To Add Lazy Load Images Plugin on WordPress
- Download, Lazy Load WordPress Images to your desktop.
- Now, upload this plugin to your WordPress, and activate it. [ Method: To Install any Plugin to WordPress]
- Once you activated this plugin, it will automatically lazy load your WordPress images. You can check it out in your blog post, which contains some images.
You have successfully installed lazy load images WordPress plugin. Feel free to ask any question related to lazy loading images or every feedback are welcome via comments.