Description

Help eliminate render blocking JavaScript with Async JavaScript.

Async JavaScript works by adding an ‘async’ or ‘defer’ tag to JavaScripts loaded using the WordPress wp_enqueue_script function.

When a JavaScript file is normally loaded the rest of the website will stop loading until the JavaScript file has finished loading.  When you consider that most websites will load multiple JavaScript files this can dramatically slow down the display time of a page. This is known as render blocking.

To prevent this JavaScript files can be set to load asynchronously or deferred. When a JavaScript file is set to load asynchronously it will load the JavaScript file whilst still allowing the rest of the website to load at the same time.  When a JavaScript file is set to be loaded deferred, the rest of the website will load first and then the JavaScript file will load.

Async JavaScript features include:

  • Set option to load JavaScript files asynchronously or deferred;
  • Set individual method for jQuery;
  • Set scripts to be excluded from being loaded asynchronously or deferred;
  • GTmetrix integration;
  • Autoptimize support.

Async JavaScript can be installed within your WordPress installation by navigating to Plugins > Add New and searching for ‘Async JavaScript’ or can be downloaded from the plugin page: https://wordpress.org/plugins/async-javascript/

Async JavaScript

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Help eliminate render blocking JavaScript with Async JavaScript.

Async JavaScript works by adding an ‘async’ or ‘defer’ tag to JavaScripts loaded using the WordPress wp_enqueue_script function.

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