I want to move jquery.js from header to footer. I have tried following code:

//Remove jQuery Default
function replace_jquery() {
 if (!is_admin()) {
add_action('init', 'replace_jquery');

//Load on Footer
add_action('wp_footer', 'jquery_code');
function jquery_code(){
<script type='text/javascript' src='https://example.com/wp-includes/js/jquery/jquery.js'></script>

The issue is that If I run first piece of above code, js files of my theme are removed with jquery.js. Because theme's static js files is calling via array( 'jquery' ) attributes.

I just want to move jquery only from header to footer.

NOTE: I have tried other suggestions on Stackexchange but none of them didn't work on my blog. (Such us: Enqueue core jQuery in the footer?)

How can I do it?

1 Answer 1


When you deregister jQuery, you have to register it again. Try this code

UPDATE: You have to deregister jQuery first (first part of your code), so the final code should be:

//Load on Footer
add_action('wp_enqueue_scripts', 'register_jquery');
function register_jquery() {
    wp_deregister_script('jquery'); // remove original jQuery
    wp_register_script( // add custom jQuery in footer
       array(), // dependencies
       null, // version
       true); // load in footer?

But it's NOT RECOMMENDED to load custom jquery in wordpress.

  • Thank your for your help friend :) But still jquery is loaded on header. This situation is related to theme codes? Jan 10, 2019 at 15:22
  • If I add below code instead of yours, it can create any issue? //Load on Footer add_action('wp_footer', 'jquery_code'); function jquery_code(){ ?> AUTO-DEREGISTERED THEME JS CODES HERE <script type='text/javascript' src='example.com/wp-includes/js/jquery/jquery.js'></script> <?php }; Jan 10, 2019 at 15:48
  • Yes, because jQuery will be not registered and the other scripts (dependencies) will be not work. One thing about my answer - don't forget to deregister jquery first (first part of your code - Remove jQuery Default, and after that - my code.
    – troxxx
    Jan 10, 2019 at 16:10
  • @SerdarKoçak if my answer helped you, please mark my answer ;)
    – troxxx
    Jan 11, 2019 at 10:32

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