Lazy Load for Videos

WordPress Plugin by Kevin Weber

Speed up your site.

This free WordPress plugin replaces embedded Youtube and Vimeo videos with a clickable preview image. That improves page load times and increases your Google PageSpeed Score.


By loading the videos only when the user clicks on the preview image, no unnecessary JavaScript is loaded. Especially on sites with many embedded videos Lazy Load for Videos is needed.

  • Photo of Naziman Azlye

    »… the best lazy load plugin for videos ever.« – Naziman Azlye

  • Photo of James McAllan

    »After set up page load time went from 3.5 to 1.5 seconds and I couldn’t be happier.« – James McAllan (Crowd Convergence)

  • Photo of Roel

    »Great and easy plugin that reduces load time and gives your videos a little bit of branding. Love it!« – Roel Van Der Krabben (

Customise your video player.

Lazy Load for Videos allows you to customise your video player. For example, you can display the video’s title on your preview image, change the Youtube player colour and remove related videos.

With a growing number of downloads new features will be developed and added!

Plugin can be customised

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»You’ve probably already seen lazy loading for images, where you scroll down the page and the image appears as soon as it’s needed. Weber brings this concept to video loading.« – Sarah Gooding, WP Tavern