Lazy Load by WP Rocket

Description

Lazy Load by WP Rocket displays images and/or iframes on a page only when they are visible to the user. This reduces the number of HTTP requests mechanism and improves the loading time.

This plugin works on thumbnails, all images in a post content or in a widget text, avatars, smilies and iframes. No JavaScript library such as jQuery is used and the script weight is less than 10KB.

You can also replace Youtube iframes by a preview thumbnail to further speed up the loading time of your website.

Dependencies

Lazyload script: https://github.com/verlok/lazyload

Related Plugins

  • Imagify: Best Image Optimizer to speed up your website with lighter images.
  • WP Rocket: Best caching plugin to speed-up your WordPress website.

Installation

  1. Upload the complete rocket-lazy-load folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress

FAQ

How can I deactivate Lazy Load on some pages?

You can use the do_rocket_lazyload filter.

Here is an example to put in functions.php files that disable lazyload on posts:

add_action( 'wp', 'deactivate_rocket_lazyload_on_single' );
function deactivate_rocket_lazyload_on_single() {
    if ( is_single() ) {
        add_filter( 'do_rocket_lazyload', '__return_false' );
    }
}
How can I deactivate Lazy Load on some images?

Simply add a data-no-lazy="1" property in you img or iframe tag.

You can also use the filters rocket_lazyload_excluded_attributes or rocket_lazyload_excluded_src to exclude specific patterns.

How can I change the threshold to trigger the load?

You can use the rocket_lazyload_threshold filter.

Code sample:

function rocket_lazyload_custom_threshold( $threshold ) {
    return 100;
}
add_filter( 'rocket_lazyload_threshold', 'rocket_lazyload_custom_threshold' );
I use plugin X and my images don’t show anymore

Some plugins are not compatible without lazy loading. Please open a support thread, and we will see how we can solve the issue by excluding lazy loading for this plugin.

How can I lazyload a background-image?

The element you want to apply lazyload on must have this specific markup:

<div class="rocket-lazyload-bg" data-bg="url(../img/image.jpg)"></div>

The element must have the class rocket-lazyload-bg, and a data-bg attribute, which value is the CSS url for the image.

Reviews

Super !!!

Отличный плагин! Спасибо разработчикам!

Works perfectly

It just works! Just needed to enabled it in it's settings. Love it for don't relying on JQuery unlike most of the other plugins I tested. Thanks for you awesome work!
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Contributors & Developers

“Lazy Load by WP Rocket” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

“Lazy Load by WP Rocket” has been translated into 3 locales. Thank you to the translators for their contributions.

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Changelog

2.0.3.2

  • Bugfix: Correctly ignore inline scripts with line breaks inside

2.0.3.1

  • Bugfix: Correct an issue preventing lazyload from working

2.0.3

  • Bugfix: Prevent incorrect display if JavaScript is disabled
  • Bugfix: Don’t apply lazyload on Divi/Extra/Beaver Builder Editor pages
  • Bugfix: Use the correct URL for each iframe when multiple iframes are on the same page
  • Bugfix: Ignore content inside inline script tags to prevent applying lazyload in it

2.0.2

  • Bugfix: Fix an error in the compatibility for the AMP plugin

2.0.1

  • Bugfix: Prevent a fatal error on case sensitive operating systems

2.0

  • Enhancement: Lazyload is now applied on the template_redirect hook, which should allow the plugin to apply the optimization on more images and encountering less conflicts at the same time
  • Enhancement: Specifically target with the lazyload script images/iframes elements with a data-lazy-src attribute
  • Enhancement: Update lazyload script to the latest version
  • Enhancement: Possibility to apply lazyload on background-images with a specific markup, see FAQ
  • Enhancement: Use a svg image as placeholder instead of a base64 gif
  • Bugfix: Only use MutationObserver if available in the browser
  • Bugfix: When using the Youtube thumbnail option, correctly format the Youtube query if the video URL is encoded
  • Bugfix: Improve iframe matching to prevent unexpected results
  • Bugfix: Update CSS for the Youtube thumbnail option to prevent issue with the Gutenberg embeds block

1.4.9

  • Enhancement: Update lazyload script to the latest available version
  • Enhancement: Use lazy-sizes to prevent W3C validation error when sizes is defined but srcset is not
  • Enhancement: Parse images or iframes only if the element is selected to be lazyloaded in the options
  • Fix: Prevent warning for lazyload+v in Google Search Console
  • Fix: Prevent PHP Notice with WooCommerce for product images

1.4.8

  • Notice: Minimum WordPress version required is now 4.7
  • Enhancement: Update lazyload script version
  • Enhancement: Remove placeholder image to improve perceived loading time
  • Enhancement: Compatibility with Youtube privacy URL
  • Enhancement: Update play image to match Youtube logo
  • Enhancement: Support Youtube URL parameters
  • Enhancement: Lazyload images displayed with wp_get_attachment_image(). /!\ no fallback if JavaScript is disabled
  • Fix: Use the correct size set in srcset for the lazyloaded image
  • Fix: Prevent Youtube thumbnail replacement on playlists
  • Fix: Prevent iframe lazyload on AMP pages
  • Fix: Correct text domain for translations (thanks @ Chantal Coolsma)

1.4.7

  • Fix compatibility with infinite scroll
  • Prevent lazyload on masterSlider images

1.4.6

  • Correctly include version 8.5.2 of lazyload script
  • Prevent 404 error on lazyload script if URL contains “-v”

1.4.5

  • Rename Setting Page Name in WP Menu
  • New Product Banner in Settings Page
  • Conditionally load a different version of the script depending on browser support of IntersectionObserver
  • Fix a bug where images initially hidden are not correctly displayed when coming into view (slider, tabs, accordion)

1.4.4

  • Admin Redesign

1.4.3

  • Plugin is compatible again with PHP < 5.4

1.4.2

  • Update lazyload script to bring back compatibility with IE9/10

1.4.1

  • Fix bug caused by a too aggressive cleanup

1.4

  • New option: replace Youtube videos by thumbnail. This option can improve your loading time a lot, especially if you have multiple videos on the same page

1.3.3

  • 2017-09-16
  • Prevent scripts and styles being removed during html parsing

1.3.2

  • 2017-09-12
  • Fix images not displaying in certain conditions because image attributes exclusion was not working correctly

1.3.1

  • 2017-09-07
  • Don’t apply lazyload on Divi slider

1.3

  • 2017-09-01
  • Improve HTML parsing of images and iframes to be faster and more efficient
  • Make the lazyload compatible with fitVids for iframes
  • Don’t apply lazyload on AMP pages (compatible with AMP plugin from Automattic)
  • Use about:blank as default iframe placeholder to prevent warning in browser console
  • Don’t apply lazyload on upPrev thumbnail

1.2.1

  • 2017-08-22
  • Fix missing lazyload script
  • Don’t lazyload for images in REST API requests

1.2

  • 2017-08-22
  • Update lazyload script to latest version
  • Change the way the script is loaded

1.1.1

  • 2017-02-13
  • Bug fix: Remove use of short tag to prevent 500 error on some installations

1.1

  • 2017-02-12
  • New
    • JS library updated
    • Support for iFrame
    • Support for srcset and sizes
    • New options page

1.0.4

  • 2015-04-28
  • Bug Fix: Resolved a conflict between LazyLoad & Emoji since WordPress 4.2

1.0.3

  • 2015-01-08
  • Bug Fix: Don’t apply LazyLoad on captcha from Really Simple CAPTCHA to prevent conflicts.

1.0.2

  • 2014-12-28
  • Improvement: Add « rocket_lazyload_html » filter to manage the output that will be printed.

1.0.1.1

  • 2014-07-25
  • Fix stupid error with new regex in 1.0.1

1.0.1

  • 2014-07-16
  • Bug Fix: when a IMG tag or content (widget or post) contains the string “data-no-lazy”, all IMG tags were ignored instead of one.
  • Security fix: The preg_replace() could lead to a XSS vuln, thanks to Alexander Concha
  • Code compliance

1.0

  • 2014-01-01
  • Initial release.