A way to optimize elgg and reduce server load is by delaying the loading of images until the page has rendered. For that reason in this article I will give you a step by step guide on Optimizing elgg page rendering with Lazy Load
1. First, download the Community plugin galliCache for elgg 1.8 here
2. Now, upload the plugin to the mod folder for installation. If you don’t know how to do that, read this
3. Log into elgg as an Administrator. Open the Administration Dashboard and go to menu “Configure -> Plugins”:
4. Search for Lazy Load Images plugin and click on activate:
5. After activating the plugin, run upgrade.php. If you don’t know how to run that script, please read this article
6. The purpose of this plugin is to delay the loading of images until the page has rendered. Once active, instead of loading all images at once, only if the user scrolls down, the image will be loaded. This is becoming a web standard, in order to save bandwidth for the user and reduce server load for the website owner.
This concludes Optimizing elgg page rendering with Lazy Load