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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
  • Add Custom CSS via plugin’s options panel
  • Hide controls from Youtube player
  • Support for videos in text widget (Youtube only)
  • Choose thumbnail size (standard or cover)
  • 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:

  • Choose custom colour for your Vimeo player
  • Choose between several "Play" buttons
  • Upload your own "Play" button
  • (Optional) video preview image for feeds
  • What you suggest

Requires: 3.0 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.9.1
Last Updated: 2014-7-9
Downloads: 10,040

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