Exclude files from Defer JS
If this option causes any problems, you may need to exclude a file from the process. You can do that by downloading, installing, and editing the following small helper plugin.
Heads up! You must edit the helper plugin before use!
Remove the sample value of
/wp-includes/js/jquery/jquery.masonry.min.js and insert the script path you wish to exclude. In order to exclude multiple files, copy the entire line, paste it after the first one, and edit the file path accordingly.
Tips to make this work
Files hosted on your own domain: Remove query string
Remove any query string following the
.js extension. For example, to exclude:
$excluded_files = '/wp-content/themes/neutro/js/responsive-menu.js';
Files hosted on external domains
From WP Rocket 3.1.3, you may exclude external JS files (i.e. those not hosted on your domain) using:
- Only the domain
- Any part of the URL
For example, to exclude this URL:
any of the following will work:
$excluded_files = '/button/st_insights.js';
$excluded_files = 'ws.sharethis.com';
$excluded_files = 'https://ws.sharethis.com/button/(.*).js';
Alternate Exclusion Method
You can also exclude files from being deferred by modifying the
script tag where they are included.
async="false" will cause WP Rocket to skip the file, and setting it to "false" means async won't be applied. For example: