Pageloader – A WP Preloader With Content Slide-In


PageLoader is a tremendously customizable WordPress loading screen and progression bar plugin. Add it to your theme as a simple loader or make use of it as a full-blown branding tool; the incredibly easy to use customization tools allow for both (and then some!).

It’s a fantastically lightweight and unobtrusive way to make your website more memorable.

PageLoader has a strong development history. As the plugin continues to grow and evolve, customers will continue to reap the value benefits through continuous free updates. And, needless to say, our much-praised support makes for happy customers.


  • WordPress loading bar and loading screen plugin
  • Tremendously, easily customizable
  • Add to any theme
  • Actively developed
  • Customize with real-time previews (Live Customizer integration)
  • Very easy to use, just install-and-go
  • Very lightweight
  • WordPress Multisite compatible
  • Thoroughly tried and tested:
    • desktop, tablets, smartphones
    • iOS, Android, Windows devices
    • Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Edge, Internet Explorer, Opera
  • Proven author with customer-praised support
  • Lifetime free updates


  • Loading/progress bar:
    • Optionally disable
    • Customize placement (top or bottom of screen, or below loading icon/image)
    • Customize bar thickness, width and padding
    • Customize bar and bar background colors (gradient option also available)
    • Optionally disable on touch devices
    • Optionally disable all other elements and display the progress bar only
    • Optionally slide/fade in loading elements upon loading screen appearance
  • Loading icon/image:
    • Use one of 10 included icons or..
    • ..upload your own loading image or enter image URL (animated or static)
    • Add custom ALT text
    • Customize icon color
    • Customize icon size (4 settings)
    • Apply animations to loading icon/image:
      • Rotating animation (clockwise or counterclockwise)
      • Fade-in/out pulsing animation
      • 4 animation speeds (slow, medium, fast, disabled)
      • On load start, blur and/or fade-in loading icon/image
      • Upon load completion, fade or zoom out loading icon/image
      • Secondary loading indicator (indicate loading progress when displaying a static image for example, color customizable)
    • Optionally hide loading icon/image entirely
  • Loading text:
    • Enter any loading text (or nothing at all)
    • Support for up to 3 loading texts, to be shown at random on each page load
    • Customize loading text color
    • Customize font size
    • Use theme font
    • If no loading sentence is used, unload GoogleFonts
  • Animated loading dots:
    • Optionally display additional loading indicator dots below loading icon/image
    • Customize color
    • Apply custom scaling
  • Background:
    • Fade-out or slide-out (control direction, scaling, speed)
    • Customize background color
    • Customize background color transparency for see-through effect
    • Upload background image (set as pattern or full size)
    • Customize background image transparency for see-through effect
  • Close function safeguard
    • If loading takes too long, a helpful message with a close function appears. This is very useful if something prevents a page from finishing loading (unresponsive embedded content from a third-party, for example)
    • Set custom appearance timing
    • Enter custom text
    • Customize color
  • Optionally add post-load animation to content upon load completion
    • Customize animation speed
    • Customize slide-in animation direction and distance
    • Customize scaling animation
    • Customize opacity of element(s) the animation is applied to
    • Target entire site body or specific elements only (a blog post’s title and content, for example)

Other settings

  • Unstyled widget location
  • Optionally display once-per-session
  • Optionally set custom delay for loading screen disappearance
  • Optionally disable loader on specific posts/pages
  • Optionally show loading screen on touch devices only
  • Optionally show loader on homepage only (great for welcome screen behavior)

  • Last Updated:
    March 20, 2021
  • Version:
  • Compatibility:
    WordPress 5.9.x,
  • License:
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