Velocity is a WordPress plugin for lazy loading video and audio embedded media – it’s an alternative loading method to the standard YouTube, Vimeo and SoundCloud iframe embeds.

Decrease the loading time and increase the overall performance of your website by lazy loading media on-demand, not on initial page load.

How Velocity Works

Velocity works by replacing the default iframe provided by YouTube, Vimeo and SoundCloud with a custom media preview image. When a user clicks on the preview image the requested iframe is loaded onto the page and automatically begins to play for the user.

To add Velocity to your site, simply create a shortcode by selecting a preview image and media type using the shortcode builder then add the generated snippet to your page – with Velocity enabled you can begin lazy loading all you embedded media.


Examples

YouTube

Play Video
Example Shortcode[velocity type="youtube" id="2smWSF_NGWkoptions="showinfo=0" img="https://connekthq.com/wp-content/uploads/snooooooopdogg.jpg" alt="Play Video" color="#000000" bkg_color="#FFFFFF"]

Vimeo

Play Video
Example Shortcode[velocity type="vimeo" id="22439234" img="https://connekthq.com/wp-content/uploads/mountain.jpg" alt="Play Video" color="#FFFFFF" bkg_color="#000000"]

Soundcloud

Play Video
Example Shortcode[velocity type="soundcloud" id="4817655" img="https://connekthq.com/wp-content/uploads/bob-marley.jpg" alt="Play Video" color="#FFFFFF" bkg_color="#000000"]

Screenshots

Velocity Settings Screen

The settings screen allows users to select a default preview image.


Velocity Shortcode Builder

Build your own Velocity shortcode using the intuitive Velocity Builder module.

Velocity lazy loading builder dashboard

Velocity Lightbox

You can open the Velocity Builder directly from your post/page edit screens.


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