Lazy-loading iframes in 5.7

Lazy-loading iframes in 5.7


Date: February 19, 2021 

Category: Make WordPress Core

In WordPress 5.7, iframes will be lazy-loaded by default, using the browser-level loading attribute. This will bring to iframes the same performance benefits which WordPress 5.5 introduced by lazy-loading images.

Similar to how it affects images, WordPress will add loading="lazy" to only those iframe tags that have both width and height attributes present, to avoid any perceived negative impact on layout shifting. The attribute is added on page output using the wp_filter_content_tags() function which was introduced in WordPress 5.5 with specifically that extensibility in mind which now allows reusing it for this new performance feature. Since the considerations of lazy-loading

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