WordPress Themes and Plugins Adding Bloated Jquery Javascript Libraries

WordPress Themes and Plugins Adding Bloated Jquery Javascript Libraries

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Lazy load WordPress plugins aren’t the only way Jquery can be added to a WordPress site, it’s almost the norm for any flashy WordPress feature (image sliders for example) to use Jquery and other bloated javascript libraries.

I wrote an article about optimizing images to reduce data usage and the website I was using as an example had AWFUL PageSpeed Insights Results on Desktop 8/100 (lowest I’ve seen).

Screenshot of the sites home page above highlighting some of the javascript files which are loaded.

Look at all the Jquery related files and other Javascript files added by the WordPress theme and multiple WordPress plugins: this site loads REALLY, REALLY slowly!

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