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  • Hello,
    I have a problem with moving jquery via CDN, I’ve tried many solutions in this forum and on Stack Overflow but I can’t find a solution to migarate the script in the footer.

    I currently use the following code to invoke the script:

    add_action('wp_enqueue_scripts', 'load_jquery');
    function load_jquery() {
        global $wp_scripts;
        if(is_admin()) return;
        $wp_scripts->registered['jquery-core']->src = '';
        $wp_scripts->registered['jquery']->deps = ['jquery-core'];

    This below is one of the many scripts found in the form to be able to move the jquery into the footer but it doesn’t work:

    function jquery_mumbo_jumbo()
        wp_enqueue_script('jquery', false, array(), false, true);
        wp_enqueue_script('jquery-core', false, array(), false, true);
        wp_enqueue_script('jquery-migrate', false, array(), false, true);
    add_action('wp_enqueue_scripts', 'jquery_mumbo_jumbo');

    any ideas to fix this?

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  • Moderator bcworkz


    To override the default registered jQuery module sources, dequeuing is not adequate. You must dergister the default and re-register using your preferred arguments. You don’t really need to enqueue jQuery in most cases because the scripts that rely upon it should be enqueued while specifying ['jquery'] as the dependencies argument. This then enqueues jQuery and any of its dependencies by reference.



    Hi there,

    I have the exact same issue.
    In order to move jQuery into my websites footer, I used to add the following code to my functions.php file :

    function sp_register_assets() {   
      wp_deregister_script( 'jquery' );
        '', false, NULL, true 
    add_action( 'wp_enqueue_scripts', 'sp_register_assets' );
    recently I've tried this code, but without effect... 
    function move_jquery_to_footer() {
        wp_scripts()->add_data( 'jquery', 'group', 1 );
        wp_scripts()->add_data( 'jquery-core', 'group', 1 );
        wp_scripts()->add_data( 'jquery-migrate', 'group', 1 );
    add_action( 'wp_enqueue_scripts', 'move_jquery_to_footer' );

    Does anyone knows what could be the reasons why jQuery can’t be loaded into the footer?

    Thanks by advance

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