WordPress Accelerate


This straightforward plugin makes WordPress website more performant with the following techniques:

  • Lazyload for images and iframes
  • Adding defer attribute to script tags


Feel free to improve the plugin and open pull request in the Github repository.


You need to have node.js and yarn installed.

  1. Clone repository git clone git@github.com:mejta/wp-accelerate.git.
  2. Run yarn and yarn start command.
  3. To build run yarn build command.


  1. Upload the plugin files to the /wp-content/plugins/wp-accelerate directory, or install the plugin through the WordPress plugins screen directly.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ screen in WordPress.
  3. Profit!

Contributors & Developers

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


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  • Initial release