Lazy load video players

Description

Modifies the HTML output of any video players which have been embedded in the content area or in the site using the oEmbed technique. Any video player which is included on the page will only be loaded if/when it is/becomes visible within the current browser window.

This plugin relies on JavaScript in the frontend. The original player will be displayed (not lazy-loaded) if JavaScript is inactive on the page.

Please note that this plugin will not work in server environments running PHP versions older than 5.3.

Installation

  1. Upload the folder mhm-lazyloadvideo to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.

FAQ

Installation Instructions
  1. Upload the folder mhm-lazyloadvideo to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.

Contributors & Developers

“Lazy load video players” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

1.3.4

  • Confirm functionality in WordPress 4.7.4.

1.3.3

  • Minor amendment to README.

1.3.2

  • Run script on DOMContentLoaded as well, in case window.addEventListener('load') is delayed by slow assets.
  • Confirm functionality in WordPress 4.7.2.

1.3.1

  • Load the script in the header. It’s loaded asynchronously, so there are no performance issues.

1.3.0

  • Load the script in the footer, not in the header.
  • Add console logger command for debugging.
  • Add version number to script-embedding URL.

1.2.0

  • JavaScript syntax improvements.
  • Call initialization on load, to cover a case where direct initialization happens before the page is loaded.

1.1.0

  • Revises code to additionally hook the WordPress oembed_result filter, so that videos pulled in via wp_oembed_get also get parsed.
  • Spellcheck secondary namespace.
  • This README is now .txt, for compatability with the WordPress Plugin Directory.

1.0.2

  • Add a proper README to the plugin.

1.0.1

  • Fix a JavaScript syntax bug which ocurred in Internet Explorer.

1.0

  • Initial version of the plugin.

0.0.1

  • Bare bones of an idea.