A simple plugin to disable loading of jquery-migrate on the frontend due to a XSS vulerability of jQuery Migrate 1.2.1.
More details here: https://github.com/jquery/jquery-migrate/issues/36
It’s also one thing less to load where it counts.
Props to people in this thread: https://wordpress.org/support/topic/removing-the-default-jquery-and-migrate-from-the-header-in-last-version-of-wp?replies=6.
- Upload contents of the plugin zip file to the
- Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
- Why is the jQuery-migrate needed?
There are still some dependencies in WP-Admin that require it to be present. Most up-to-date frontend code and plugins don’t require it however so theres no reason to load it there.
- Can this break my site?
Yes, possibly. Some plugins on your frontend might count on jquery-migrate beign available
Contributors & Developers
“Disable jQuery Migrate” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.Contributors
Interested in development?
- Initial version