Small and powerful. LoftLoader helps you to add a beautiful animated preloader to your website, and have full control of its look, without writing any code.

Features & Options

  • Enhanced settings panel with WordPress Customizer.
  • Pure CSS3 animation. Works in any modern browser.
  • 4 ending animation effects.
  • 7 loading animation effects. 2 of them support custom image.
  • Unlimited background color. Also can change the opacity.
  • Unlimited loader color.
  • Can add different loaders for different pages on one site (New feature since v2.0).
  • Responsive & retina ready.
  • Option to enable/disable the preloader.
  • Option to enable preloader on site homepage only.
  • Ready for translation (.pot file included).
  • Light weight, fast. Coded with SASS. CSS & JS minified.

Online Documentation

To know how to use the plugin, please click the link to check online documentation. It’s the documentation of Pro version. But you can still find Lite version features details in it.

How to contact us

If you have any questions or encounter a problem while using LoftLoader, please create a topic in the support forum. If you contact us via email, please indicate that your question corresponds to LoftLoader Lite.

To speed along the support request, please follow the steps below

  • Update to the latest versions of your WordPress, themes and plugins.
  • Check online documentation and FAQ first.
  • Test by following this guide to check if it is a conflict with other plugins or themes.
  • If you still cannot find a solution, please contact us.
  • When submit your support request, please follow the guide.

Pro Version

LoftLoader Pro is available. Upgrade to pro version and get more stunning features!

  • Handpick – Turn the preloader on for specific pages or posts.
  • Hide the preloader for picked post types – products, portfolios, etc.
  • Option to display the preloader once per visitor session.
  • Support gradient background color, full background image, and repeating background pattern.
  • More ending animations.
  • Loader – 18 types of animations to choose. 6 of them support custom images.
  • Looping – Animation can be set to looping forever, or just once (ends after page has loaded).
  • Progress – Progress bar, counting percentage, or both. Any color. Position, size & font control.
  • Message – Enter your custom welcome or loading message to display. Control color, position & font.
  • Load Time – Set a minimum load time to prevent the pre-loader from disappearing too fast.
  • Device Control – Choose to show the loading screen on all devices, or hide on mobile, or show on mobile only.
  • Option to enable smooth page transition effect. Check the example.
  • Choose to save customize styles as inline styles in <head> or as an external .css file.
  • Purchase once, free lifetime update with new features.

Check some examples created by pro version.


  • LoftLoader settings panel
  • LoftLoader background settings
  • LoftLoader loader settings
  • Pro version: Settings Panel
  • Pro version: Custom Image Loading
  • Pro version: Gradient Background
  • Pro version: Background Image
  • Pro version: Load Time, Device Control & Smooth Page Transition


  1. Install the plugin either via the plugin directory, or by uploading the files to your server (in the /wp-content/plugins/ directory).
  2. Activate the LoftLoader plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
  3. In the WordPress administration screen, go to Settings > LoftLoader Lite, check the settings there.


Installation Instructions
  1. Install the plugin either via the plugin directory, or by uploading the files to your server (in the /wp-content/plugins/ directory).
  2. Activate the LoftLoader plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
  3. In the WordPress administration screen, go to Settings > LoftLoader Lite, check the settings there.
No changes on activation/deactivation
  • If you have installed any caching plugins then clear the cache.
LoftLoader doesn’t work properly
  • If your site is using a cache/performance optimization plugin, it might move all JavaScript on your site into the footer of your page. But the JavaScript of LoftLoader needs to be put in the < head > of a page so it can be executed as soon as possible. Many cache/performance optimization plugins have the “exclude” feature which allows to skip some code/files from being aggregated and minimized. To solve this kind of problem, please exclude files of LoftLoader.


Not bad but …. bridged

since last update.
Free functions have been restrained

too bad.

there were more options before.

All this to make us pay
In addition, it slowed down the site.


The best freemium loader I’ve seen. I was able to make a free load screen with a 100% custom icon in minutes. That’s how you get me to go premium. great job!

The best Preloader out there

The loading screen customisation this plugin allows you is unbelievable. It looks so clean and professional. This FREE loading screen plugin is better than most PAID animations out there. This is one amazing plugin that I highly recommend.

Il migliore e vero plugin per il caricamento. The best and true plugin for load

Questo plugin è il migliore plug-in per il caricamento dei contenuti che abbia provato. E’ reale cioè comprende veramente quando tutto il contenuto è stato caricato e le personalizzazioni gratuite sono più che sufficienti.

This is a real plugin for load content, it understand really when all the content is ready to be showed. This is the best loading plugin that I tried and will be my choice.

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Contributors & Developers

“LoftLoader” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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  • Fixed: Compatibility issue which affected Customizer > Menu panel.
  • Fixed: Minor CSS issues of Settings Panel UI for RTL sites


  • Fixed: Settings Panel UI compatibility issues with WordPress v4.9


  • Improved: LoftLoader Customizer panel independence (so it won’t be affected by theme or other plugins’ code)
  • New: Loader Section – New Loader Animation: Beating
  • Fixed: Minor CSS issues


  • Changed: Rewrite the framework, move all settings to wp customize
  • Added: Any page extension


  • Fixed: Load before anything bug
  • Fixed: Wave animation minor bug
  • Added: Pro version link on settings page


  • Add support for site homepage only


  • Initial Public Release