WordPress is one of the most rapidly developing platforms on the Internet that exceeds all expectations daily. The millions of users tend to expect improvements all the time and WordPress answers. The latest news announced are that WordPress 5.4 will feature image lazy-loading by default.
Most of the bloggers usually add third-party plugins or ask developers to help. Now, this won’t be needed, due to the expected changes on March 31, 2020,. The release date might vary due to how ready they are but WordPress is not known for missing deadlines.
Where Will the Lazy-Loading from WordPress be Available?
- Images in post content
- Images in post excerpts
- Images in comments
- Images in text widget content
- Individual images rendered via wp_get_attachment_image()
- Avatar images rendered via get_avatar()
What Does Lazy-Loading Mean?
The Eager attribute is quite the opposite. All images and videos are uploaded when the user accessed the page no matter if the content is on the browser’s radar or not. This slows down websites and generates a large number of simultaneous HTTP requests.
If there is no need for a loading attribute, it will be easy to remove it.
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“With WordPress enabling native lazy-loading by default, it would significantly impact performance and user experience for millions of sites, without requiring any technical knowledge or even awareness of lazy-loading as a concept.”
All of this is significant to the progress WordPress is making not only for their platform but also for the faster web improvement. Users, as well as us, are excited about the end of March when we will all hopefully try the feature.