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Lazy Load for Videos

Speed up your site by replacing embedded Youtube and Vimeo videos with a clickable preview image. Visitors simply click on the image to play the video

This plugin improves page load times and increases your Google PageSpeed Score. It replaces embedded Youtube and Vimeo videos with a clickable preview image. By loading the videos only when the user clicks on the preview image – using jQuery –, no unnecessary JavaScript is loaded. Especially on sites with many embedded videos this will make your visitors happy.

Demo on the developer’s website: kevinw.de/lazyloadvideos

Some additional features:

  • Display video titles on preview images
  • Convert all videos into a playlist and automatically add your corporate video, product teaser or another video advertisement at the end of every video. (Great for branding and video ads!)
  • Add Custom CSS via plugin’s options panel
  • Choose custom colour for your Vimeo player
  • Hide controls from Youtube player
  • Support for videos in text widget (Youtube only)
  • Choose thumbnail size (standard or cover)
  • Choose from several "Play" buttons
  • Choose between two colours for Youtube player (dark or light)
  • Choose between two colours for Youtube player’s video progress bar to highlight the amount of the video that the viewer has already seen (red or white)
  • Don’t display related videos at the end of your videos

Future features:

  • (Better) support with specific plugins
  • Support for new/other formats, like SoundCloud, SlideShare and Spotify
  • Create a custom "Play" button with a colour picker
  • New "Play" button styles
  • Video preview image for feeds
  • Track how often the videos have been loaded with Google Analytics
  • What you suggest

Requires: 3.0 or higher
Compatible up to: 4.0
Last Updated: 2014-8-10
Downloads: 12,228

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