Lazy load background images of Elementor sections and columns.
A major drawback to using Elementor is that the background images used for sections and columns are all loaded when the page loads. Using a plugin like WP Rocket or BJ Lazy Load will not solve this issue. This plugin fixes that.
If your pages start loading faster, it’s probably working. That’s the non-technical version.
If you’re a developer and know how to use Google Chome Developer Console, read on …
If the plugin isn’t lazy-loading your background images, then one of the following must be true:
* the Lazy Load Elementor Background Images plugin isn’t active – activate it.
* Elementor isn’t installed/activated – install and activate it.
* the page you’re checking is not an Elementor page – this plugin ONLY works on section/column backgrounds designed with Elementor.
* the section/column with a background is also animated (motion effects) … I can’t lazyload them because they are hidden until they are scrolled into view.
* Waypoints JS library is not loaded … we can look at this together and figure out why.
If none of the issues above applied to your situation, just leave the plugin activated, open a support ticket (support link forthcoming) and we’ll troubleshoot it. DO NOT leave a crappy review on the plugin, please. I’m providing it for free and support it for free. I will do my best to make it work in all situations but there are no guarantees.
There is no admin screen added by this plugin. You just activate it and it works.
I believe it. It’s a very new plugin that hasn’t been widely tested. Rather than give it a crappy rating, please use the support forum so we can figure out what happened. (I am waiting for WordPress.org to approve my plugin so I can link to the support forum)
In the meantime, to get your site back, get into your site’s files via cPanel File Manager through your hosting platform or via FTP, go into the
wp-content/plugins/ folder, and delete the
lazy-load-background-images-for-elementor folder – that should immediately bring your site back to life.
On newer versions of WordPress, you may also use the recovery link that gets emailed to you when your site has a critical error.