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Defer Media


Defer Media is a plugin for speed up your website and defer not needed medias which out of the screen when page loaded.
Then, when you scroll down the page, it will load images/videos/iframes automatically or pre-load it even if it it not visible yet (can be adjusted with Appearance Offset parameters).

This plugin will apply the following actions:
– Defer images (standard [img] tag and also [picture] src sets)
– Defer background images (if style=”background-image” applied for some block)
– Defer Videos ([video], [source] tags)
– Defer Youtube embedded videos (iframe)
– Defer any Iframes ([iframe] tag)

You can see plugin demo on this page:
Defer Media demo


  • Page before Defer Media Plugin applied (checked on Google page Speed Insights).
  • Page with a lot of medias after Defer Media plugin applied.


This section describes how to install the plugin and get it working.

  1. Install the plugin through the WordPress plugins screen or upload the plugin files to the /wp-content/plugins/DeferMedia directory.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ screen in WordPress.
  3. Use the Settings->Plugin Name screen to configure the plugin (not needed from the start).


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Feb 2020

  • Added iframes deferring feature (video embedding via iframe or some another iframe types)

Jan 2020

  • Version 1.0