Have you ever embedded a YouTube or Vimeo video on your website?
If you have, take a moment and check how it has affected the speed and performance of your webpage.
- Go to Pingdom.
- Paste the URL where you have embedded the YouTube video.
The strange part is that these files are downloaded even if the user does not play the embedded video. This affects the page load time for no constructive reason at all!
So today, we are introducing an innovative Video widget for Elementor that will allow you to embed YouTube and Vimeo videos without sacrificing the performance 😎
Please take a moment to watch a walkthrough video which explains how exactly this widget works: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2RlvBU_EFV4
We have updated our Modal Popup widget as well with the same technique. So if you have embedded videos in the modal popup or plan to, rest assured, we have taken care that the videos won’t affect the performance of your website.
Please update to the latest version 1.4.0 and try replacing your existing video embeds with this new widget. Don’t forget to let us know the difference you will see in the speed of your website in the comments below!