Disable jQuery from Loading in Custom Wordpress Template

May 18, 2010 jquery wordpress
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On the rest of my site, I load jQuery from the google cdn. However, wordpress likes to load it from the local cache using wp_enqueue_script(). I didn’t want to delete the jQuery file it was loading because a) that would be wrong, b) it would still have to make a 404 call to the server, and c) the admin section uses it I’m sure.

Instead, I found there was a function called wp_deregister_script(). Using this, I removed the jquery from my header.php file - and continued to load it from the cdn. For reference, this is what I did:

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