Support » Plugin: Events Manager » Disable unnecessary javascript on frontend

  • Resolved AdamBarry


    I am using this plugin to list gigs for my band’s website. The only features that I want to display on the front end are: the list of events, the individual events pages, google maps on those pages and the sidebar widget.

    I understand that if I disable the javascript and CSS I will break the backend functionality which I would like to retain.

    So how would I go about disabling the javascript and CSS on the frontend that I do not need without affecting the backend functionality?



    EDIT: Looking at the events manager CSS file, I would need to copy the Google Maps styling over to my own CSS files.

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  • Plugin Author Marcus


    NetWebLogic Support

    Hi, you could try this to your themes functions.php file :

    function my_em_disable_scripts(){
    	remove_action('init', array('EM_Scripts_and_Styles','public_enqueue'));
    	remove_action('init', array('EM_Scripts_and_Styles','localize_script'));
    if ( !is_admin() ) add_action('init','my_em_disable_scripts',100);
    Plugin Author Marcus


    NetWebLogic Support

    note that this may change in a few updates because of a recently added hook, we’d change ‘init’ to ‘wp_enqueue_scripts’

    Thanks for the reply.

    I’ve just tried your suggested solution and nothing happens. Do you have any other suggestions? I looked at this previous topic but I don’t know how to implement it and it seems like it would break the backend functionality.

    you can try that link and just paste those snippet to your theme functions.php or use @marcus suggestion

    OK, so I’ve ended up using the Google libraries because my aim anyway was to reduce any unnecessary page load. Is there anyway of disabling the Events Manager CSS from loading? I just want to include the bits needed for Google Maps in my own stylesheets.

    Thanks for the help

    Plugin Author Marcus


    NetWebLogic Support

    that didn’t work for me either… try this one

     * Disables all scripts and styles from EM and Pro front-end
    function my_em_disable_scripts_styles(){
    	remove_action('init', array('EM_Scripts_and_Styles','public_enqueue'));
    	if( !is_admin() ){
    		global $EM_Pro;
    		remove_action('init', array($EM_Pro,'enqueue_script'), 1);
    		remove_action('wp_head', array($EM_Pro,'wp_head'));
    		remove_action('wp_head',array('EM_Coupons', 'wp_head'));
    add_action('plugins_loaded','my_em_disable_scripts_styles', 100);

    Use Google Libraries is quite good in this respect, WP by default loads UI files one by one whereas UGL loads the minified ui library in one go.

    Hello again. Using the google libraries plugin resolved the page load concern that I had, however it broke another plugin I was using called backstretch. I’m trying a few solutions to get both to work. Would it be possible to change the code below in events-manager.php to enqueue the single jquery.ui.min.js file from google?

    function public_enqueue() {
    		wp_enqueue_script('events-manager', plugins_url('includes/js/events-manager.js',__FILE__), array('jquery', 'jquery-ui-core','jquery-ui-widget','jquery-ui-position','jquery-ui-sortable','jquery-ui-datepicker','jquery-ui-autocomplete','jquery-ui-dialog')); //jQuery will load as dependency
    		wp_enqueue_style('events-manager', plugins_url('includes/css/events_manager.css',__FILE__)); //main css

    Obviously for updates I could keep the edited snippet and paste it back into the file when needed.

    I have solved my issue, although it is not desirable I have edited a plugin file (I can live with it, I’ll just do the same when updates come out!). All the features that I need work with just jquery enabled so I stopped the UI elements from loading by deleting them from the array. I didn’t need the CSS either so I took the google maps styles and put them in my own stylesheet then stopped the wp_enqueue style.

    If a plugin encounters problems with Use Google Libraries, it might be fixable by reporting it to the plugin author as in this case:

    Everything that Events Manager enqueue’s can be removed from the queue. For any script queued with, the opposite function is, and for there is

    Then there are also that Marcus’s example uses and the rest depending what exactly is intended to be removed.

    Hi Marcus,

    any updates about this

    how we can control the en-queued scripts

    for example if i am using only the events calender i dont think i need 13 Javascript files

    i try to dequeue some files but i noticed that dequeue any one will remove all of them

    and then its not possible to enqueue the needed files

    Thanks for the plugin and effort

    Plugin Author Marcus


    NetWebLogic Support

    We have an easy way to do this now via the Events > Settings > Performance Optimization.

    I suggest using the plugin Use Google Libraries, those multiple jQuery UI files become 1 minified CDN file.

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