Oxyplug Prefetch & Prerender


  • In the post/product category pages, first X items will be prefetched before the user clicks. The default value for X is 4 items and can be adjusted via the plugin settings.
  • If a user hovers over a link for X milliseconds, the destination page will be prefetched before click. Please note that this option is disabled by default and can be enabled via the plugin settings. You can adjust the delay according to your needs.
  • It is also possible to prefetch some custom links on posts/products by entering preferred URLs.
  • Similar actions can be applied with prerender.


  • You have the option to determine the number of pages to be prefetched automatically.
  • Customize the delay for prefetching links on mouse hover by adjusting the value in milliseconds.
  • Activate the feature to prefetch all links within the viewport, while excluding specific elements if needed.
  • Set the number of automatic prerendering of pages.
  • Customize the delay for prerendering links on mouse hover by adjusting the value in milliseconds.
  • Specify URLs to enable prerendering/prefetching on specific pages.
  • The element used for prefetching.
  • The speculationrules element used for prerendering.


Install and Activate it.
For better result, customize the settings as you wish.


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Contributors & Developers

“Oxyplug Prefetch & Prerender” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




Fix Prerender/Prefetch on hover
Tested up to 6.4.2


Prerender added, similar to prefetch

1.3.0 & 1.4.0

The menu moved to Tools menu as a submenu
Some unnecessary Headsup! removed
Tested up to 6.1


Some strings that were static got dynamic to be translated
French translation added


Prefetch a static url when in a page
Fix save_post hook error


Add default value for hover delay
Add Settings link in plugin list


Release Date – 18 January 2022