Lazy Load for Comments

Description

Lazy load WordPress default commenting system without any complex configurations. Get rid of unwanted HTTP requests and get your page speed back.

Lazy Load for Comments – Features & Advantages

  • Load comments only when required.
  • Improve page loading speed.
  • Reduce no. of HTTP requests!
  • Lazy loading comments gravaters.
  • Genesis support.
  • Divi support.
  • Translation ready!
  • No complex configurations (Just one setting).
  • Developer friendly (Hooks available for altering).
  • Follows best WordPress coding standards.
  • Of course, available on GitHub

Installation | Screenshots

Bug Reports

Bug reports are always welcome. Report here.

Screenshots

  • Settings - Select lazy load method.

Installation

Installing the plugin – Simple

  1. In your WordPress admin panel, go to Plugins > New Plugin, search for Lazy Load for Comments and click “Install now
  2. Alternatively, download the plugin and upload the contents of lazy-load-for-comments.zip to your plugins directory, which usually is /wp-content/plugins/.
  3. Activate the plugin
  4. Go to Discussion settings.
  5. Select the lazy load method (Scroll or Click).

Need more help?

Feel free to open a support request.

Missing something?

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FAQ

What is the use of this plugin?

Plugin name says everything. This plugin prevents the comments from loading automatically when page/post is loaded. Instead, this plugin will lazy load the comments when user scroll down to comments section or clicking on comment button.

I don’t need loader gif image, can I disable it?

Yes, you can!. Just add following line to your theme’s functions.php or in your custom plugin.

add_filter( 'llc_enable_loader_element', '__return_false' );

How can I change the button text?

Just add following line to your theme’s functions.php or in your custom plugin.

add_filter( 'llc_button_text', function () {
    return 'My Custom Button Text';
});

How can I add a custom class to the button?

Add following line to your theme’s functions.php or in your custom plugin.

add_filter( 'llc_button_class', function () {
    return 'custom-class-1 custom-class-2';
});

Can I use something else instead of loader image?

Yes! There is a filter for this too! Add following line to your theme’s functions.php or in your custom plugin.

add_filter( 'llc_loader_element_content', function () {
    // Use any html element.
    return '<p class="custom-loader">Loading... Please wait.</p>';
});

How to lazy load only only when there specific (or more) no. of comments?

You can simply use below filter to set the minimum no. of comments to lazy load.

add_filter( 'llc_can_lazy_load_minimum_count', function () {
    // Lazy load only if there are 10 or more comments.
    return 10;
});

I need more details

Please open a support request.

Reviews

ഓഗസ്റ്റ്‌ 23, 2020
This plugin is brilliant, but for all the wrong reasons. Currently running WP - Version - 5.5 You all know the story, junk bomber-bots cruises the web, see an open comments section: then swoops in and drops their get rich (and other), foul smelling loads right into your unsuspecting core, whereby you have to clean the [spam] out, if the system hasn't already done so, but you still need to check it anyhow: just in case. It's a pain, am I right? The only viable solution that I've found to date, (apart from installing junk plugin killers that don't work), is to close off [all] comments on [all] pages bar one, the contacts page: that I had to monitor constantly, .. But not any more, if you select (Button) to load the comments section, then it appears that this Plugin hides the WP comments-open-letter-box from the bomber-bots, which is brilliant. Now I'm not saying that the junk-Bots can't evolve: they probably will, but currently, the automatic spam scripts can't press a button to open their bomb-bays with their stinking deposits, .. Oh' happy days: no junk mail for over a week now. I can highly recommend the lazy loading plugin, but as I say: for all the wrong reasons. Hope it helps.
ജൂലൈ 10, 2020
I work on a lot of sites that have a ton of comments so lazy loading seems like an interesting idea. Unfortunately I found this plugin breaks a very basic WP function of using an anchor to quickly scroll down to the comments section. Many themes have this "jump to comments" link built right in. Unfortunately both the "#respond" and "#comments" anchors are part of the HTML that gets lazy loaded. I hope the author comes up with a solution. Keep up the good work!
ജൂലൈ 8, 2020
Although the plugin has not been updated for WP 5.4.2, it still works as documented. No bloat. A straight-forward solution. Kudos to the developer, although I hope the plugin has not been abandoned. Confirmed works with Genesis Framework.
സെപ്റ്റംബർ 10, 2020
Плагин маленький, но существенно сокращается время загрузки страницы. Спасибо за плагин!
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Contributors & Developers

“Lazy Load for Comments” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

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Changelog

1.0.10 (24/07/2019)

  • 📦 Added support for Divi.

1.0.9 (16/03/2019)

  • 🐛 Fixed issues with scroll load in Woo reviews.

1.0.8 (14/03/2019)

  • 📦 Added Woo reviews support.

1.0.7 (14/03/2019)

  • 🐛 Fixed issues with WP 5.1.
  • 🐛 Fixed issues with Woo reviews.

1.0.6 (27/01/2019)

  • 📦 Added Genesis support.

1.0.5 (19/01/2019)

  • 📦 Added new filter to set minimum no. of comments to lazy load.
  • 👌 Lazy load only when there are comments.
  • 🐛 Fixed empty comments when comments are closed.

1.0.4 (22/12/2018)

  • 👌 Removed nonce (nonce is not required for frontend get requests.).
  • 👌 Changed to GET ajax request.
  • 🐛 Fixed comments respond link.

1.0.3 (03/04/2017)

  • Fixed wrong value return in bot checking function.

1.0.2 (08/02/2017)

  • Added custom filters.
  • Added loader while comments are being loaded.
  • Disabled lazy load for Search Engine crawlers.
  • Scroll to comment if #comment id found in url.
  • 100% translation ready.

1.0.0.1 (19/11/2016)

  • Bug fix on PHP v5.3 – Parse error.

1.0.0 (18/11/2016)

  • First version.