Support » Plugin: WP Featherlight - A Simple jQuery Lightbox » Load the ressources only when necessary

  • Resolved Benoit Chantre

    (@benoitchantre)


    Is there a way to load the styles and scripts of the plugin only when required?
    Most of pages don’t need a ligthbox.

    I think it would make sense to load the resources when needed.
    A filter the invert the default behavior would be welcome.

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  • Plugin Author Robert Neu

    (@fatmedia)

    G Money Debtor

    You can definitely do this with custom code. There are two filters available to prevent the loading of our front-end scripts and styles.

    Hope that helps!

    So you’d have to insert a code snippet in functions.php, right? Which one would that be? (Sorry, I’m not an expert.)

    Thank you @fatmedia

    @jdaniel: The two filters mentioned by the plugin author are useful to avoid the loading of featherlight js and css. You’ll need to write a function (in functions.php if you want) to wrap these filters with a condition depending based on your needs.

    Thanks. Unfortunately, I have no idea how to write such a function.

    I’d just love it, if the plugin would only be loaded when needed (= only on blog posts and site pages, that’s it. No archives, no shop products, no front page = faster loading)

    Plugin Author Robert Neu

    (@fatmedia)

    G Money Debtor

    Hey jdaniel,

    There are use cases where it makes sense to load the lightbox scripts in archives. They might not be necessary on your site but this plugin is designed for use by as many people as possible. In order for it to be useful to as many people as possible without bloating the plugin with settings, I need to paint with a fairly broad brush.

    The scripts and styles we load are very minimal, especially compared to the typical scripts and styles loaded by other WordPress plugins and themes so I don’t have a problem with loading them site-wide. If you would rather they didn’t load in other places, the filters mentioned are there for you to adjust things as you see fit.

    This snippet should do what you’re asking, but you might need to adjust it more depending on exactly where you want the plugin scripts to load.

    add_action( 'wp_enqueue_scripts', 'prefix_featherlight_singular_only', 12 );
    /**
     * Remove all WP Featherlight scripts and styles on every screen except single
     * posts, pages and custom post type entries.
     *
     * @since  1.0.0
     * @access public
     * @return void
     */
    function prefix_featherlight_singular_only() {
    	if ( ! is_singular() ) {
    		add_filter( 'wp_featherlight_load_css', '__return_false' );
    		add_filter( 'wp_featherlight_load_js',  '__return_false' );
    	}
    }

    Hey jdaniel,

    There are use cases where it makes sense to load the lightbox scripts in archives. They might not be necessary on your site but this plugin is designed for use by as many people as possible. In order for it to be useful to as many people as possible without bloating the plugin with settings, I need to paint with a fairly broad brush.

    The scripts and styles we load are very minimal, especially compared to the typical scripts and styles loaded by other WordPress plugins and themes so I don’t have a problem with loading them site-wide. If you would rather they didn’t load in other places, the filters mentioned are there for you to adjust things as you see fit.

    This snippet should do what you’re asking, but you might need to adjust it more depending on exactly where you want the plugin scripts to load.

    `add_action( ‘wp_enqueue_scripts’, ‘prefix_featherlight_singular_only’, 12 );
    /**
    * Remove all WP Featherlight scripts and styles on every screen except single
    * posts, pages and custom post type entries.
    *
    * @since 1.0.0
    * @access public
    * @return void
    */
    function prefix_featherlight_singular_only() {
    if ( ! is_singular() ) {
    add_filter( ‘wp_featherlight_load_css’, ‘__return_false’ );
    add_filter( ‘wp_featherlight_load_js’, ‘__return_false’ );
    }
    }

    Thanks, great support – this sounds and looks good! I appreciate it a lot (and yes, I totally agree with your approach to load this lightweight plugin on every page by default to make it as easy as possible for most people to use!).

    However, in order to be able to enjoy this customization, I need to make it work again first: https://wordpress.org/support/topic/wp-featherlight-not-working-after-update/

    Thanks for your help
    Daniel

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 11 months ago by  jdaniel.
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