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Prefetch visible links


After loading the page, the plugin starts to follow the user’s screen. And as soon as a link appears on the screen within your site – the browser executes the request and downloads it. Now that the user clicks on the link, the browser will instantly display a new cache page. Thus, User Experience will indicate that your site is loading instantly.

How it work

The plugin uses the built-in browser features to predict user behavior for preloading the tourniquet. See this


The plugin also registers a global feature that you can use to preload any URL:



This section describes how to install the plugin and get it working.


  1. Upload prefetch/ to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Change container selector in Reading settings


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