5 Lazy Load Plugins to Make Your WordPress Site Faster

If your website is image heavy, then it would affect the page load speed, which in turn will affect your organic rankings.

To overcome this problem, we should load images only when required using a technique called lazy loading, thereby improving loading speed considerably.

Using lazy loading technique we will load images only when the image is visible in the browser’s viewport.

Following are the list of best WordPress plugins to load images using lazy loading technique.

  • 1

    Total Downloads
    80,000+

    BJ Lazy Load

    BJ Lazy Load is a free WordPress plugin developed by AngryCreative. This plugin will help your website load faster and improve SEO for better rankings.

    User Ratings: 4.1 / More Details →

    Features:

    • Installation and setup is effortless
    • Loads images, gravatars and iframe objects only when user scrolls down the page
    • It can be used to lazy load YouTube videos as well
    • It can be used with CDN without issues
    • Fallback method for non-javascript browsers
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    Plugin Developer:
    angrycreative
    Last Updated:
    1 year ago
  • 2

    Total Downloads
    10,000+

    Lazy Load by WP Rocket

    Lazy Load by WP Rocket is a free WordPress plugin developed by WP Media. The plugin loads images and videos only when the user scrolls to the actual content. This plugin reduces HTTP request and thereby improving your website performance.

    User Ratings: 4.1 / More Details →

    Features:

    • Extremely lightweight plugin
    • The plugin displays images and/or iframes on a page only when they are visible to the user
    • Improves website performance by reducing HTTP request
    • You can deactivate lazy load images on pages using do_rocket_lazyload filter
    • Similarly you can deactivate lazy load on some images by adding data-no-lazy="1" property in you img or iframe tag
    • No JavaScript libraries used
    • You can lazy load videos as well
    • It works on thumbnails, images in a post content or in a widget text, avatars, smilies and iframes
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    Plugin Developer:
    WP Media
    Last Updated:
    1 month ago
  • 3

    Total Downloads
    6,000+

    Crazy Lazy

    Crazy Lazy is a free WordPress plugin developed by pluginkollektiv. This plugin helps to improve the website loading time and organic rankings.

    User Ratings: 4.5 / More Details →

    Features:

    • No complicated settings
    • Just install and activate the plugin, you're good to go
    • Custom styling of placeholders can be done using simple CSS
    • Low memory usage
    • Exclude images from lazy load
    • Works well with all popular caching plugins
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    Plugin Developer:
    pluginkollektiv
    Last Updated:
    10 months ago
  • 4

    Total Downloads
    90,000+

    a3 Lazy Load

    a3 Lazy Load is one of the feature rich lazy load plugin for WordPress. This plugin is developed by a3rev Software and can be used to improve page load speed. This plugin works very well for content heavy websites.

    User Ratings: 4.5 / More Details →

    Features:

    • Mobile optimized
    • Improves page loading speed
    • Performs well for image heavy website
    • Most powerful and easy to setup
    • Use admin settings page to configure the plugin
    • It can be used on Posts, Pages, Widgets and Gravatars
    • You can lazy load videos as well
    • Fully compatible with ACF plugin
    • Exclude images and videos selectively
    • Works with any plugin and theme
    • Supports jQueryMobile framework
    • Translation ready
    • WordPress Multi site ready
    • Backend support for RTL display
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    Plugin Developer:
    a3rev Software
    Last Updated:
    4 weeks ago
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    Total Downloads
    70,000+

    Lazy Load

    Lazy Load is a free plugin to load images in an asynchronous manner. This plugin uses jQuery.sonar to only load an image when it’s visible in the viewport.

    User Ratings: 4.2 / More Details →

    Features:

    • Uses jQuery.sonar to load an image when it’s visible in the viewport
    • Improves page speed
    • Easy to install and configure
    • Compatible with all popular plugins and themes
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    Plugin Developer:
    Automattic/Jake Goldman/10up/Mohammad Jangda
    Last Updated:
    2 years ago

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