Fast Retina Images (Lazy Load)


Fast Retina Images (Lazy Load) boost your website performance and reduce the traffic because images outside of viewport (visible part of web page) won’t be loaded until the user scrolls to them. This lazy technique works with jQuery or zepto.js.

Lazy Retina loads by default:

  • thumbnails
  • images in posts
  • images in pages

This plugin is based on Unveil.js.

Retina Images

The Lazy Retina plugin automatically adds retina sizes to every (custom) image size.

You’ve to regenerate already uploaded images.

Support in Themes

If you want to lazy load an image in themes please use the following code:

<?php if (function_exists('lazy_retina_image') { echo lazy_retina_image( $image_id, $size, $attr ); } ?>


Under “Options” -> “Media” you can remove the default link to full image path



  • Image link settings


Go to “Plugins” -> “Install”. Search for “Lazy Retina”, install and activate it.

Alternative Way:

  • Download the zip-File and export it to the ./wp-content/plugins/ path.
  • Activate the plugin at the backend.


What if my image is too small for retina version?

It’ll return the normal sized image.

Which size must an image have for retina?

The image size have to at least the double of original width and height.


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Változási napló


  • Tested up to WP 5.2.2

  • Bug fixed, caused by empty arrays


  • Updated version for WordPress 4.7.6+


  • Fix some bugs


  • First version appeared