Jetpack and Jetpack Boost have long been champions of optimizing site performance, with features like lazy loading images being instrumental in reducing load times. However, in light of recent technological advancements, we’re here to inform you about the deprecation of this feature to align with the latest web standards.
The Evolution of Lazy Loading in WordPress
What This Means for You
With native browser support covering most user needs, manually enabling lazy loading is no longer necessary. The feature will be disabled automatically with the update to WordPress 6.4+ or Gutenberg 16.6.0+, ensuring your website’s loading efficiency remains optimized.
The Jetpack Boost team is committed to delivering superior image optimization solutions and may further enhance WordPress’s native lazy loading in future updates. Keep an eye on our developments as we continue to push the envelope in site performance optimization.
To stay up-to-date with the latest improvements and ensure a seamless transition, we encourage you to update your Jetpack and Jetpack Boost plugins. By keeping your plugins current, you’ll be equipped with the latest tools to keep your site running swiftly and smoothly.
We appreciate your understanding and are excited to continue providing top-tier performance enhancements for your WordPress site. For the latest updates and optimization tips, keep following our blog.