A new WordPress plugin has been released that is designed for Chrome’s new native lazy-loading feature.

Native lazy-loading lets site owners optimize the loading of images and iframes without the use of custom JavaScript.

This new plugin makes the process even easier, allowing a site to support native lazy-loading instantly.

The core functionality of the plugin is meant to ensure images on a website include the new “loading” attribute with a value of “lazy.” There isn’t any setup requited. All you need to do is install it and you’re ready to go.

There is also a fallback mechanism for browsers in the plugin that doesn’t support native lazing-loading yet. JavaScript is included in the mechanism, but it is said to have minimal impact on page load time.

The plugin helps to ensure that the all of the visitors coming to your site can benefit from the lazy-loading of image and iframes.

The Lazy-load plugin can be installed directly from the WordPress admin dashboard by going to Plugins > Add New, and searching for it by name.

You can also download it manually here.

SourceMatt Southern