Remove Query Strings From Static Resources

Description

This plugin will remove query strings from static resources like CSS & JS files inside the HTML <head> element to improve your speed scores in services like Pingdom, GTmetrix, PageSpeed and YSlow.

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Disclaimer

This plugin will ONLY remove query strings from resources located inside the HTML <head> element, any query strings located inside the HTML “body” element shall and will not be removed by this plugin.

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The plugin author does not provide active support on the wordpress.org forum. Support and requests for custom configurations to the plugin are available at Speed Up My Website.

Reference tests using the latest WordPress version

Reference test from: Pingdom

Reference test from: GTMetrix

Reference site: Remove Query Strings From Static Resources

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Installation

There are 3 different ways to install Remove Query Strings From Static Resources for WordPress, as with any other wordpress.org plugin.

Using the WordPress dashboard

  1. Navigate to the ‘Add New’ in the plugins dashboard
  2. Search for ‘Remove Query Strings From Static Resources’
  3. Click ‘Install Now’
  4. Activate the plugin on the Plugin dashboard

Uploading in WordPress Dashboard

  1. Download the latest version of this plugin from https://wordpress.org/plugins/remove-query-strings-from-static-resources/
  2. Navigate to the ‘Add New’ in the plugins dashboard
  3. Navigate to the ‘Upload’ area
  4. Select the zip file (from step 1.) from your computer
  5. Click ‘Install Now’
  6. Activate the plugin in the Plugin dashboard

Using FTP

  1. Download the latest version of this plugin from https://wordpress.org/plugins/remove-query-strings-from-static-resources/
  2. Unzip the zip file, which will extract the “remove-query-strings-from-static-resources” directory to your computer
  3. Upload the “remove-query-strings-from-static-resources directory” to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory in your FTP
  4. Activate the plugin in the Plugin dashboard

FAQ

Please visit Speed Up My Website if you have any questions or issues with this plugin.

Reviews

Worked almost perfectly

I had a giant list of query strings in Pingdom on a site built with Elementor and OceanWP and I installed this and now only two remain, font-awesome and simple line icons from the theme. No settings to configure, just install and activate. Very good.Thank you.

OMG I can’t believe it!

Eliminated all 45 query strings from static resources, and sped up my site load time by 3 seconds! I guess you leave this activated permanently?

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Contributors & Developers

“Remove Query Strings From Static Resources” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

1.4

  • Tested for WordPress 4.7.2
  • Added disclaimer to the plugin description
  • Added reference tests for the plugin
  • New contributor and author of the plugin

1.3.1

  • Tested for WordPress 4.6.1

1.3

  • Remove query strings from static resources disabled in admin section

  • Reverted back to the old remove query strings function, since the new one was too effective

1.2

  • Fix for Google Fonts in the dashboard

1.1

  • Improved to remove even more query strings

  • Tested for WP 4.0

1.0

  • First release