Videos are best way where you wish to engage the users on your website but let me tell all the bloggers that videos slows down your website. For those who wish to know the way to easily Add Lazy Loading for videos in WordPress. This article is very useful for you. In addition to this, we will also tell you the way to improve website speed.
How will the lazy loading for videos work?
You must be confused with how it will work. We are going to make you understand here how can you easily Add Lazy Loading for videos in WordPress.
Whenever you embed a video on your website, you also add an external script and files. Youtube videos replaced by Video lazy Loading with clickable preview images i.e when this image is clicked by a visitor, the video is loaded and played. These images are smaller in size, therefore the speed of the page is improved significantly with Lazy Loading technique.
How to add
The first step that you are asked to pick is the installation and activation of Lazy Load for Videos plugin. This is a fabulous plugin as no editing to the script is to be made or any code to be entered.
If you wish to see whether it is working or not, then we request you to view a page or a post that contains a youtube video or a Vimeo video. Here you will see that by video thumbnail and play button has replaced the default players.
Clicking the image will start the video.
Note that if you find a little delay in loading of video, do wait and don’t think that the plugin isn’t working. There are settings that will help you change as per your need. Option to choose thumbnail quality is also available on post editor screen.
Customization option is available too. Just go to setting>>Lazy Load for video
Appearance of video Thumbnail can be done via general setting tab. You have the option to enable schema.org and much more. The best part of this plugin is that it supports both Youtube and Vimeo.
Both Youtube tab and vimeo tab helps in choosing colors and making much more difference. With both the tabs, you can disable the lazy load for youtube/vimeo videos.
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