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Flat Preloader


Flat Preloader helps you create the loading page with many excited gif icons.

You can select where the loading page will be shown, such as home page or all pages.

Feature Requests 👉 Click here


  • More than 110 icons
  • Show preloader immediately when a link is clicked
  • Allow showing preloader on a specific post (any post-type)
  • Add custom icon url if you don’t like the available icons.
  • Add text under loading icon.
  • Add delay time. The loading icon will fade out after the delay time.
  • “Unlimited” CSS loading animations [Pro]
  • Change the background image, color, or gradient [Pro]
  • Change the size, and color of the text under preloader [Pro]


  • Settings
  • Settings
  • Demo 1
  • Demo 2
  • Pro – Settings
  • Pro – Background color with opacity
  • Pro – Background gradienta
  • Pro – Background image + custom gif


  1. Upload the plugin files to the /wp-content/plugins/plugin-name directory, or install the plugin through the WordPress plugins screen directly.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ screen in WordPress.
  3. Use the Settings -> Flat Preloader screen to configure the plugin.
  4. Choose your style and enjoy.


2024 ལོའི་ཟླ 1 ཚེས 6 ཉིན།
In my opinion this is the best plugin to use for a pre loading page on your website. Especially the function to use a custom video (such as a gif) is quite unique.
2023 ལོའི་ཟླ 12 ཚེས 18 ཉིན།
This plugin does the job, but I had some weird behavior in the website when activated. This plugin deactivated the function target=_blank for links. The buttons with target=_blank, on click, the link doesn’t open in a new tab anymore, it opens in the same. I have another plugin with email notifications. I also use Divi. This plugin stopped the sending of notifications. It took me a while to find out why my notifications weren’t send anymore. I don’t recommend this plugin.
2023 ལོའི་ཟླ 5 ཚེས 2 ཉིན། 1 reply
my favorite preloader plugin. Works fine. Problems are solved promptly. Thank you.
2023 ལོའི་ཟླ 3 ཚེས 22 ཉིན། 2 replies
My lighthouse performance score went from 97 to 59
གདེང་འཇོག 17 ཡོངས་སུ་ཀློག

བྱས་རྗེས་འཇོག་མཁན། & གསར་འབྱེད་པ།

“Flat Preloader” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


“Flat Preloader” has been translated into 2 locales. Thank you to the translators for their contributions.

ཁྱེད་ཀྱི་སྐད་ཡིག་ནང་ལ་ “Flat Preloader” ཡིག་སྒྱུར་བྱོས།

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  • Feat: add filter hooks for 2 options: ignore links and show preloader immediately.


  • Fix: do not show loader immediately when click on link that contains tel:, mailto:
  • Feat: add link attribute data-fp-ignore=true to ignore the link that you don’t want to show the loader when click on it.


  • Fix: do not show loader immediately when click on link with hashtag


  • Feat: in the previous versions if you click on /path-to-somewhere, it won’t show the loader immediately. This update allows the loaders to show up right after the click.


  • Fix: prevent constant variables conflict with other code.


  • Test: latest WordPress version compatible
  • Fix: loading screen is not hidden when clicking on the browser’s back button (


  • Fix: loading screen is not hidden on Divi Builder


  • Fix: undefined keys when install Flat Preloader for the first time.


  • Introduce new plugin: WP Block Mindmap. There are no new features or bug fixes.


  • Minor updates to support pro version. There are no new features or bug fixes.


  • Feat: Allow multiple post ID for custom display


  • Introduce Flat Preloader Pro


  • Improve: Settings page UI


  • Feat: Show preloader immediately when a link is clicked


  • Feat: Able to collapse/expand the icons list
  • Improve: Settings page UI


  • Feat: Allow showing loading icon on a specific post (any post-type)


  • Fix: XSS on front-end


  • Improve: Securing the input & output of settings


  • Improve: Securing the input & output of settings


  • Chore: Update button “Buy me a coffee”


  • Fix: Missing verify nonce which allows CSRF attack.


  • Feat: You can add custom icon url if you don’t like the available icons.
  • Feat: Able to add icon alt text. This will help improve SEO score of your page.
  • Improve: Show total icons count in each icon section.


  • Fix: Change HTML event from DOMContentLoaded to load. I encounter an issue when some websites use optimization plugins to minify JavaScript and load JavaScript with defer. If the script is loaded with defer, it will execute before DOMContentLoader. Hence, the loading screen will be stuck and will not be hidden.


  • Update: Remove text domain header.
  • Update: Change text domain from ‘flat_preloader’ to ‘flat-preloader’


  • Fix: The overlay does not remove after faded out.


  • Feat: Add more 60+ animated icons.
  • Update: Get rid of jQuery. The script that shows the loading icon on the front-end is pure JavaScript.
  • Update: Styles of hover, active animated icons in the settings page.


  • Update: Re-arrange the settings page.
  • Feat: Add text under loading icon.
  • Feat: Add delay time. The loading icon will fade out after the delay time.


  • Fix: cannot scroll the site when it was rendered in iframe.


  • Fix: remove duplicate slash from asset URLs


  • Add Modern Flat icons


  • Add more icons
  • Add options to select where the preloading page will be appeared