The WordPress Images Lazy Loading plugin (WPILL) enables the jQuery lazy loading of images. It delays loading of images outside of the view port (visible part of a web page). These images won’t be loaded before the user scrolls down to them. Using WPILL on long pages containing many large images makes the page load faster. It will cut server load and bandwidth usage.
WPILL uses the Lazy Load jQuery plugin version 1.9.3 and based on the jQuery Image Lazy Load plugin. We just made some essential updates and tested it with WP 3.9.2
To Install the WordPress Images Lazy Loading plugin, follow these instructions:
- Download WP Image Lazy Loading plugin here.
- Go to your WordPress administration dashboard.
- Go to Plugins -> Add New.
- Close to the top of the page, click the Upload link.
- Press the Browse button and find the file you downloaded in the first step; normally wp_images_lazy_loading.zip.
- Press the Install Now button to continue.
- Click on the Activate Now button.
- Go to a page on your website and check if the images are lazy loading correctly.