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a3 Lazy Load

Speed up your site and enhance frontend user's visual experience in PC's, Tablets and mobile with a3 Lazy Load.

plugin a3 Lazy Load
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Version: 1.7.1

a3 Lazy Load is a Mobile Oriented, simple to use plugin that will speed up site performance. The more content heavy your site the better the plugin will perform and the more you will see the improvements in performance. See this demo of a page with 1,000 images (yes 1,000 images) to load.

a3 Lazy Load is inspired by and powered by the ressio Lazy-Load-xt JavaScript.

a3 Lazy Load is the most fully featured lazy load plugin for WordPress. Use the plugins admin settings to easily define what elements are lazy loaded when they become visible in the users browser. As the user scroll down the page the next lot of elements you have applied lazy Load to are only loaded as they become visible in the view port.

Image Lazy Load

Images are the number one element that slows page load and increases bandwidth use. From the a3 Lazy Load admin panel turn load images by a3 Lazy Load ON | OFF. For more flexibility when ON you can choose to ON | OFF lazy load for images in
Post and Pages (All Content areas)
Widgets (Sidebar, header and footer)
Apply to post thumbnails
Apply to gravatars

More than just Images

Video Lazy Load

a3 Lazy Load supports all WordPress video Embeds including Youtube, Vimeo and HTML5 video - for a full list see the WordPress Codex Embeds list. The WordPress embed method of copying and pasting the video url into posts and pages content area is fully supported. Note - embed video by WordPress shortcode is not supported.

From the a3 lazy Load admin panel turn Video Support ON | OFF. When ON you can choose to ON | OFF lazy load for videos in
Post and Pages (All Content areas)
Widgets (Sidebar, header and footer)
Youtube see demo
Video see demo
Fully Compatible with the popular Youtube Embed Plugin

Elements loaded by iframe

a3 Lazy Load has built in support for content that is added by iframe from any source in content and widgets - examples
WordPress embedded media
Facebook Like boxes with profiles, Like buttons, Recommend
Google+ Profile
Google Maps

WordPress 4.4 Post Embed
Fully compatible with WordPress 4.4 new embed post on any site feature
Makes embed post load much faster

WordPress Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP)
Built in auto support for WordPress AMP plugin
There are no setting options for exclude /amp - Lazy Load is just never applied to the /amp endpoint
When the url is loaded in browser without /amp Lazy Load is applied

Lazy Load Effects

a3 Lazy Load gives you the option to lazy load images with a FADE IN or SPINNER effect.
FADEIN see demo
SPINNER see demo
Option to create a custom Lazy Load pre-load background colour


a3 lazy Load is built and tested to be fully compatible with the very widely used WooCommerce plugin.

Performance Tweak

a3 Lazy Load gives you the option to load its script from your sites HEAD or from the FOOT.
Note that your theme must have the wp_footer() function if you select FOOTER load.
Note the plugin CSS is always loaded from the HEAD.

Exclude Images and Videos

a3 Lazy Load allows you to easily exclude any images and video by class name from having the Lazy Load effect applied.

JavaScript Disabled Fallback

a3 Lazy Load has built in Noscript fallback if user has JavaScript turned off in their browser. Developers who use underscore.js in their applications can use the Noscript parameter to exclude their plugins content from Lazy Load.

Theme Compatibility
Work with any WordPress theme that follows the WordPress Theme Codex.
Fully compatible with WPTouch plugin - Set to not apply on Mobiles if WPTouch is installed.
Fully compatible with MobilePress plugin - Set to not apply on Mobiles if MobilePress is installed.

Plugin Compatibility
Will not conflict with any plugin that has lazy load built in.
Plugin Developers a3 lazy load filter allows them to let lazy load apply to their plugin.
Tested 100% compatible with WP Super Cache and W3 Total Cache plugins.
Tested 100% compatible with Amazon Cloudfront.
Fully compatible with CDN architecture.

Full Browser Support

a3 lazy Load is tested 100% compatible with all major browsers.

IE 6-11
Chrome 1-39 (current)
Firefox 1.5-33 (current)
Safari 3-8 (current)
Opera 10.6-25 (current)

iOS 5-8 (current)
Android 2.3-4.4 (current)
Amazon Kindle Fire 4-4.3 (Current)
Windows Mobile 8.1 (Current)

More Features
Full support of jQueryMobile framework
WordPress Multi site ready.
Backend support for RTL display.
Translation ready

Tags: a3 lazy load, image lazy load, lazy loading, lazyload



Requires: 4.0 or higher
Compatible up to: 4.5.3
Last Updated: 4 months ago
Active Installs: 10,000+

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