Support » Plugin: Autover » Feature idea: Avoid versioning remote libraries

  • I’ve noticed that the plugin doesn’t remove the (wordpress default?) ?ver=4.9.6 from remote urls, like Google Fonts, jQuery, and so on.

    I think that’s because it doesn’t find anything local to get filemtime for, so it throws up hands and returns without changing the src.

    It’s possible that without this ?ver= param, loading from a canonical source, a viewer browser could have some libraries already in cache from another site. a mild perf boost.

    Adding the following line to the top of the autover_version_filter function fixes this behavior, so that if it can’t find the file locally, it gets no ?ver= param at all.

    	$src = remove_query_arg( 'ver', $src );

    Arguably a defect in wp core, not autover, but seems like a nice opportunity to make this plugin even better…


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  • Plugin Author Presslabs


    Hello @chriscombsdc,

    Thank you for this great feature idea and for your kind quick implementation.

    I have opened an issue for this on our Github page for this plugin and we’ll get it implemented in the next Sprint.

    In the meantime, we might be able to merge it quicker if you consider opening up a PR and maybe adding in a test for this feature so we can get it approved faster.


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