Implementing Lazy Loading for Images

Implementing Lazy Loading for Images in Shopify

Lazy loading helps improve page load times by only loading images when they are about to enter the viewport. Here’s how you can implement lazy loading for images in Shopify:

  1. Open your Shopify admin and go to Online Store > Themes.
  2. Click Actions > Edit code.
  3. Locate the theme.liquid file or the specific template file where your images are located.
  4. Find the image tags you want to lazy load. They will look something like this: description.
  5. Modify the image tags to use the loading="lazy" attribute: description.
  6. Save your changes.

For a more advanced implementation, you can use JavaScript libraries like lazysizes.

Implementing Lazy Loading for Images in WooCommerce

WooCommerce, being a WordPress plugin, allows for lazy loading through various methods. Here’s a simple way to implement it:

  1. Open your WordPress admin and go to Appearance > Theme Editor.
  2. Locate the functions.php file of your active theme.
  3. Add the following code snippet to enable lazy loading for all images:
    function add_lazy_loading_to_images($content) {
        return str_replace('
  5. Save your changes.

Alternatively, you can use plugins like a3 Lazy Load for a more user-friendly approach.