Your site needs to load as fast as possible otherwise your visitors are gone in no time. Hard but that’s the truth.
If you use a lot of images on your WordPress site (I do) it is really necessary to take action.
Websites with a lot of images can take forever to load because when images are shown, a new HTTP request is made for each image. If you have lot of images, it may take a very long time to load the full post.
So what to do?
No problem, there are simple solutions when it comes to speed up you loading time with lazy load WordPress plugins.
Without action all the images in a post load at the same time but if you use a lazy load plugin everything changes. The plugins delays loading of images outside of the viewport (visible part of a web page) and only loads when a user scrolls down. Which means that the images are loaded as your visitors scroll down in your article and it will reduce the loading time enormously.
Here are 5 Lazy Load WordPress plugins which makes your site load a lot faster. Perfect for your visitors and search engines like Google just love it when your website loads fast as the wind.
BJ Lazy Load
BJ Lazy Load is a plugin that make your website load faster and saves bandwidth. It uses jQuery and works with both images and iframes. The plugin replaces all your images with a placeholder and load the images when the visitor scrolls the page.
Unveil Lazy Load
Unveil Lazy Load is a plugin which makes your site load a lot faster. It decrease the number of HTTP requests and improve page loading time. This is a lightweight jQuery plugin perfect for a WordPress site with a lot of images.
Image Lazy Load (Unveil.js)
Image Lazy Load is a free WordPress plugin that will improves your site performance. This is a great plugin if you use a lot of images in your post and pages. It is easy to install and configure via the Image Lazy Load menu in your admin menu.
WP images lazy loading
WP images lazy loading is another free plugin you can use to improve the loading time when using a lot of images. It delays loading of images outside of the viewport (visible part of a web page) and only loads when a user scrolls down.
Advanced lazy load
Advanced lazy load will reduce the loading time when presenting posts with images. The plugin delays loading of images and wont be loaded before user scrolls to them. It will load text first and then images, great for your website performance.