WordPress by default adds query strings “?” or “&” to the static resources (CSS & JS) files used in the site. This plugin will help to remove the query stings from all the static URLs used in the site, thus it will significantly improve site speed scores in services like PageSpeed, YSlow, Pingdoom and GTmetrix.
Resources with a “?” or “&” in the URL are not cached by some proxy caching servers, and moving the query string and encode the parameters into the URL will increase your WordPress site performance significant.
- Download and install Static Resource Cleanup by Removing Query Strings plugin using the built-in WordPress plugin installer.
If you download Static Resource Cleanup by Removing Query Strings plugin manually, make sure it is uploaded to
/wp-content/plugins/and activate the plugin through the
Pluginsmenu in WordPress. Or follow the steps below:
Plugins > Add new > Upload plugin > Upload wp-speed-booster.zip > Install Now > Activate Plugin.
Contributors & Developers
“Static Resource Cleanup by Removing Query Strings” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.Contributors
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- Minor Fixes
- Change Log Added
- Initial version release.