Using Royalslider with Lazysizes

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12 Oct, 2020 09:39 AM

would you care to create a basic example of using lazysizes with Royalslider?

I'm using
<img class="lazyload" data-src="<?php echo ($imgurl) ?>" />

The onscreen images load right away, the off-screen images become
<div style="z-index:0;" class="rsSlide "></div>
With the entire image html removed.

Ideally, the example would include preloading. The lazysizes author is meeting you half way

In 2021, google and mobile-first indexing is giving us a lot of headaches. The efficient load of images has become a trend. Your plugin has been one of the main wp plugins of all time, it would be great if it leads the way. Understand that poking into lazyloading is complex, but a working example would get at least the more technical users started...

  1. 1 Posted by maros on 12 Oct, 2020 12:06 PM

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    document.addEventListener('lazybeforeunveil', function(e){
    Having some success using this

    That takes care of the preload as well as images preload once initialized

  2. Support Staff 2 Posted by Dmitry Semenov on 12 Oct, 2020 02:07 PM

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    The plugin already supports lazy-loading markup for images, for example:

    <div class="royalSlider rsDefault">
        <a class="rsImg" href="image-1.jpg">image #1</a>
        <a class="rsImg" href="image-2.jpg">image #3</a>
        <a class="rsImg" href="image-3.jpg">image #2</a>

    If you have multiple sliders stacked under each other and you want to load slider only when the user scrolled to it, you'll need to implement such functionality manually.

    lazysizes has examples in the documentation on how to initialize custom components - , e.g.:

    document.addEventListener('lazybeforeunveil', function(e){
                sliderOption: true

    ... don't forget to add classes like lazyload to the slider root element.

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