Async Javascript

Async Javascript adds a 'async' attribute to scripts loaded via wp_enqueue_script

Author:Frank Goossens (futtta) (profile at wordpress.org)
WordPress version required:4.6
WordPress version tested:5.9
Plugin version:2.21.08.31
Added to WordPress repository:11-12-2014
Last updated:26-01-2022
Rating, %:94
Rated by:99
Plugin URI:https://autoptimize.com/
Total downloads:1 775 776
Active installs:100 000+
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Eliminate Render-blocking Javascript in above-the-fold content with Async Javascript.

Render-blocking Javascript prevents above-the-fold content on your page from being rendered until the javascript has finished loading. This can impact on your page speed and ultimately your ranking within search engines. It can also impact your user’s experience.

Async JavaScript gives you full control of which scripts to add an ‘async’ or ‘defer’ attribute to or to exclude to help increase the performance of your WordPress website.


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