How to remove query string from static resource in wordpress

How to remove query string from static resource in wordpress

How to remove query string from static resource in wordpress


Before getting a look on how to remove query string from static resources, lets see what is query string.

What is query string?

It is a part of a URL(Uniform Resource Locator) containing some data that does not fit conveniently into a hierarchical path structure. The query string commonly includes fields added to a base URI by a Web browser or other client application after domain name.

It is added to static resources like JS or CSS can cause some problems in getting higher rank.

Benefits:

  • Improve cache performance
  • Better rank in Google search results
  • Google PageSpeed improvements
  • Higher speed in YSlow test results
  • Higher speed in Pingdom and GTmetrix as well.

Here is the simple code which can help, just place the code in functions.php in your theme.

//Add this code in theme functions.php file

function remove_cssjs_ver($src) {
    if (strpos($src, '?ver='))
        $src = remove_query_arg('ver', $src);
    return $src;
}

add_filter('style_loader_src', 'remove_cssjs_ver', 10, 2);
add_filter('script_loader_src', 'remove_cssjs_ver', 10, 2);

Resources:
https://codex.wordpress.org/Function_Reference/get_query_var
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Query_string

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