i need to exclude certain scripts from running on a certain page. i have tried this code but it's not working - when i inspect the page the scripts are still being loaded into the footer of my page.

here is my code in functions.php

add_action( 'wp_enqueue_scripts', 'my_deregister_javascript', 100 );

function my_deregister_javascript() {
   if ( !is_page('my-page') ) {
    wp_deregister_script( 'isotope' );
    wp_deregister_script( 'anystretch' );
    wp_deregister_script( 'imgliquid' );
    wp_deregister_script( 'retina' );
    wp_deregister_script( 'menutron' );
    wp_deregister_script( 'imagesloaded' );
    wp_deregister_script( 'myfunctions' );


what am i missing? thanks!

  • Can you try the priority from 100 to default which is 10. just try add_action( 'wp_enqueue_scripts', 'my_deregister_javascript' ); – Maruti Mohanty Aug 19 '14 at 19:50

You have a basic mistake in your code. The following code

if ( !is_page('my-page') ) {

means that if you are not on that page, deregister the scripts. Have a look at the php operators

! ->  Not !$x True if $x is not true

Also, why not exclude this specific page when you initially enqueue these scripts, something like

add_action( 'wp_enqueue_scripts', 'my_register_javascript', 100 );

function my_register_javascript() {
   if ( !is_page('my-page') ) {



It is much cleaner and more efficient. I don't see the point in registerring a script and deregister it again. Rather register the scripts conditionally from the start


Finally got ONLY my front page to not load jquery, thought I would share it to possibly save some other hack 8 hrs of hit and miss.

// remove jquery from ONLY the front page

add_action( 'wp_enqueue_scripts', 'my_deregister_javascript' );
function my_deregister_javascript() {
   if ( is_home('front-page') ) {
        wp_deregister_script( 'jquery' );

NOTE: is_page from the initial question does not work when you want to use front-page or home in the argument must use is_home (that cost me an hour)


I'd probably try only enqueueing those scripts on specific pages, rather than enqueuing and then dequeuing them:

function wpse158453_enqueue_scripts() {
    if(!is_page('my-page')) {
        wp_enqueue_script( 'jquery', '//ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.11.1/jquery.min.js' );
        wp_enqueue_script( 'jquery-ui', '//ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jqueryui/1.11.1/jquery-ui.min.js' );
        wp_enqueue_script( 'jquery-custom', get_template_directory_uri() . '/admin/js/custom.js' );
add_action( 'wp_enqueue_scripts', 'wpse158453_enqueue_scripts' );

Otherwise you could try wp_dequeue_script rather than wp_deregister_script

Hope that helps.

  • 1
    I've added the ! operator to the code to align with the OP. I have upvoted the answer. If anyone objects, feel free to just rollback my change :-) – Pieter Goosen Aug 20 '14 at 5:08
//Remove jquery only on front page

add_action( 'wp_enqueue_scripts', 'my_deregister_javascript' );

function my_deregister_javascript() {
  if ( is_front_page() ) {
    wp_deregister_script( 'jquery' );

add this script in your theme function.php file you will resolve query

  • only-code answers are not good. Please, add some explanation about what the code does so any user can understand it, – cybmeta Jun 21 '17 at 6:47

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