Have you ever visited a blog post that has a lot of images? If you have, then you probably have an idea of how SLOW it loads. Well Lazy load is to prevent that slow page load time. According to Wikipedia, “Lazy loading is a design pattern commonly used in computer programming to defer initialization of an object until the point at which it is needed. It can contribute to efficiency in the program’s operation if properly and appropriately used.” In other words, when you install Lazy Load, it only loads the areas that is being accessed right away. So if you have a page with 25 Fail GIFs, then only the first few images in the post will be loaded. The rest of the images load as the user scrolls down. By using this technique, the perceived page load time is a lot faster. This technique is used by many big sites including the likes of Mashable, TechCrunch etc. In this article, we will show you how to lazy load post images in WordPress.
First thing you need to do is install and activate the plugin called Lazy Load.
And you are DONE.
This plugin was created by WordPress.com VIP team at Automattic, the TechCrunch 2011 Redesign team, and Jake Goldman (10up LLC). It is using the jQuery.sonar script by Dave Artz (AOL).
As you can see there is a very high qualified team behind the plugin.
Combined with MaxCDN and W3 Total Cache, This plugin will make your site load even faster.
Get Lazy Load for WordPress now.