This plugin hasn’t been updated in over 2 years. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.

Asynchronous Javascript

Description

This plugin is meant to be a drop-in to your wordpress installation with no additional configuration. The goals/features of this plugin are:

  • Load javascript files in an asynchronous manner to improve time to DomReady/OnLoad
  • Use existing wordpress APIs for backwards compatability and prevent coupling to this plugin
  • Leverage dependency model wordpress provides for assets to improve loading performance

Please submit bugs or contributions to the github location and not here on wordpress’ system:

https://github.com/parisholley/wordpress-asynchronous-javascript/

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Incompatibility

This plugin will not work out the box with the following plugins (unless they are modified to support asynchronous loading).

  • Jetpack by WordPress.com (social plugin)
  • WP Most Popular

Installation

  1. Upload asynchronous-javascript folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress

FAQ

Is there any potential problems with other plugins?

As long as those plugins are using the built-in wordpress script queuing and not attempting to output scripts manually (such as invoking wp_print_scripts()), you should have no problems. If you find plugins that don’t work properly (or without modifications), let me know and I will maintain an incompatibility list.

Contributors & Developers

“Asynchronous Javascript” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

1.3.5

  • Ability to mark headjs as always in header (thanks DeanStr)

1.3.4

  • Fixed notices
  • Added filter to alter src location

1.3.3

  • Fixed bug introduced in last version

1.3.2

  • Ability to specify your own head.js file (thanks to DeanStr)

1.3.1

  • Removed PHP warning

1.3.0

  • Ability to exclude files by filename or queue id from being loaded asynchronously

1.2.1

  • Fixed static reference for PHP < 5.2.3

1.2.0

  • WordPress already orders dependencies, updated as head.js doesn’t support multiple dependency resolution

1.1.2

  • Starting incompatibility list

1.1.1

  • Updated readme and versioning

1.1

  • Removed wp_enqueue_async_script(), should be able to use normal wordpress method wp_enqueue_script()
  • Updated normal enqueue processing to use dependencies, will need to improve upon this in future.

1.0

  • Initial release, seems to work. 🙂