Simple Lazy Load Videos

Simple Lazy Load for embedded video from Youtube and Vimeo
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Simple Lazy Load for embedded video from Youtube and Vimeo

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The plugin reduces page load time and increases your Google PageSpeed score.

It replaces the embedded Youtube and Vimeo videos with a video preview image, third-party CSS & JS are downloaded only after a click.


  1. Upload the plugin to your WordPress site
  2. Activate the plugin in the Plugin dashboard

Frequently Asked Questions

How does this plugin work?

Instead of loading the iframe of your video on page load, it only loads the video preview image. This will work automatically for all videos that have been inserted through the standard page editor.

Is it possible to insert a video using a shortcode?

Yes, you can use the [sllv_video] shortcode using a link to a YouTube or Vimeo video as its value, like:


Can I embed a lazy loaded video into my template file?

Yes, but you cannot insert a shortcode [sllv_video] into your template file directly. You will need to pass the code into apply_shortcodes() function and display its output like this:

<?php echo apply_shortcodes( '[sllv_video][/sllv_video]' ); ?>



  • Add filters: sllv_youtube_button, sllv_vimeo_button, sllv_video_template
  • Remove jQuery from depends scripts
  • Rename CSS & JS handles
  • Tested up to WordPress 6.3


  • Refactoring
  • Add GitHub link to plugin meta


  • Add Gutenberg support
  • New oEmbed template logic
  • Do template replacement only on frontend
  • Fix Vimeo thumbnail


  • Stop all other video or HTML media if new video starts playing
  • Stop all video if HTML media starts playing
  • Code refactoring
  • Fix documentation standards


  • Add a check if the link in the shortcode is a video link


  • Fix the missing file problem


  • Add shortcode to display SLLV in theme templates
  • Update Frequently Asked Questions
  • Small code refactor

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