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  • Resolved michaelxxx



    I have been using a3 Lazy Load for some time now and I am very satisfied. Since WordPress 5.5 now has an automatic lazy load function, this is doubled.

    What would you recommend? Should I deactivate the WordPress function? Or can you leave it activated and it won’t disturb each other?

    add_filter( ‘wp_lazy_loading_enabled’, ‘__return_false’ );

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  • Plugin Author Steve Truman



    Hi Micheal,

    Thanks for your question. In the latest a3 Lazy Load version 2.4.0 which is the WordPress 5.5.0 compatibility version, this is what we did to try and let our users know how the compatibility with WordPress 5.5.0 core lazy load works.

    1. Changelog – we put this in the changelog and as the update message

    This feature release has full compatibility with WP 5.5 core image lazy loading. Just Update and a3 Lazy Load will work side-by-side with the WP core image lazy load. No settings to update and a3 lazy load will enhance it by lazy loading images the new core feature misses and on older browsers that do not support the new feature.

    2. Update plugins readme file and the description with these notes about WP 5.5 compatibility

    WordPress 5.5 introduced lazy loading for all images uploaded to a site’s media library. a3 Lazy Load Image options work side-by-side with this, but then enhances it by lazy loading all the images loaded from outside of the media library or on older browsers that do not support the new WP attribute.

    3. For those that already have the plugin installed we also Update plugins Image Options help text about WP 5.5 compatibility.

    So the answer is you do not need to do anything. WordPress will lazy load images from the Media Library and a3 Lazy Load will lazy load any images outside of the media library (plugins etc) and from 3rd part sources, plus in older browsers that don’t support the new WordPress lazy Load feature.


    • This reply was modified 5 months, 1 week ago by Steve Truman.


    Hi Steve,

    thank you for the update and the info.

    When I check my site with GTmetrix I got one notice:

    The following image(s) are missing width and/or height attributes.

    https://…/wp-content/plugins/a3-lazy-load/assets/images/lazy_placeholder.gif (Dimensions: 1 x 1) (9 uses)

    Is this something you can fix?

    • This reply was modified 5 months ago by michaelxxx.
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