Yes! Lazy loading your images is a great way to speed up your site.
What is lazy loading?
Lazy loading is an optimization technique that waits to load elements until they are on or near the screen.
Images are typically the largest files that load on a given page, and lazy loading them is a great way to reduce the amount of data that loads when a reader visits your site. This will improve site speed, especially those critical user-centric metrics that measure how quickly your content loads and when your readers can start consuming!
How do I lazy load my images?
Lazy loading is an option offered in many plugins, such as WP Rocket, or your developer can help you get this set up.
**Just a heads up — we recommend refraining from updating to WP Rocket versions 3.9 or higher for now due to a conflict with AdThrive ads.
If you’ve already updated to this version, you can:
- Reinstall the previous version. From your WP Rocket dashboard, find the “Version Rollback” option under Tools.