How to Lazy Load Images in WordPress

In this post, we’ll see two different ways to lazy load images in WordPress. Let’s get started.

Lazy Load Images in WordPress

Method #1

If your theme has the “lazy load” functionality, then you can use it for this task.

For Technology Hint, we’re using "Schema" theme of "MyThemeShop" which has this functionality.

Here’s how you can activate it in Schema:

Hover your mouse over “Appearance.” Now, you can see “Theme Options.” Hit it.

Go to “Performance.” Enable the “Lazy Load” option.

Now, you can see two more lazy load options and here’re they:

Lazy load featured images - This one lazy load featured images. Enable or disable it as per your wish.

Lazy load post content images - This one lazy load images in the post and page content. Enable or disable it as per your wish.

Schema theme's lazy load options
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Hit “Save Changes” button.

That’s it. All done.

Method #2

If you’re a "SiteGround" customer, then you can use the lazy load functionality in their “SG Optimizer” plugin.

Install and activate it. Go to the "Image Optimization" tab in the plugin.

Enable the "Lazy Load Images" option. Now, you can see the other lazy load options and here’re they:

Lazy Load Gravatars

Lazy Load Thumbnails

Lazy Load Responsive Images

Lazy Load Widgets

SG Optimizer plugin's lazy load options
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The first one is self-explanatory, right?

The second one lazy load the original images thumbnail sizes.

The third one lazy load the responsive images created by some plugins and themes.

The last one lazy load the images in the widgets area.

Enable or disable the above four options as per your wish.

If you're not a SiteGround customer, then you can use the lazy load plugin for this task and here’s the one you can give a try:

Install and activate “a3 Lazy Load” plugin. Need help with installing plugins? Check out this guide;

That’s all. The plugin will begin lazy loading images of your site.

I suggest you to go to the plugin’s Settings and customize it as per your need.

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