I'm getting nags on google speed test regarding the querystrings in my scripts. So, I'm trying to remove them by passing false as the argument for that parameter. However, it does not seem to have effect:

wp_register_script('myscript', get_bloginfo('template_directory').'/scripts.myversionnumber.js',false,false,true);

PS: the "myversionnumber" part of the js filename is my means of controlling cache/versioning rather than the ?ver= approach which apparently trips up some proxy servers (according to Google pagespeed test):

Remove query strings from static resources Enabling public caching in the HTTP headers for static resources allows the browser to download resources from a nearby proxy server rather than from a remote origin server. Learn more

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Resources with a "?" in the URL are not cached by some proxy caching servers. Remove the query string and encode the parameters into the URL for the following resources:

  • Interesting question, never knew that query strings would trip up page speed. While I don't have a solution, lemme comment on setting the parameter to "false": Afaik, you either enter a version number, or it defaults to the current wordpress version. Commented May 17, 2012 at 16:15
  • I thought that the script would be cached, even with a version number - and that altering the version number would 'break' the cache, purposefully so that the new, rather than old, script would be loaded.... Commented May 17, 2012 at 18:37
  • @Stephen, that's the idea exactly. However, apparently some proxy cache servers will not cache resource URLs with querystring params. That's why I'm opting to encode the params in the filename instead. Same effect, less baggage.
    – Scott B
    Commented May 18, 2012 at 13:15
  • Hello Scott B. I am facing the same problem. After I run a test on gtmetrix I am getting errors for the query. Did the solution provided by @SickHippie work for you? Is it safe to use it?
    – kat_indo
    Commented Nov 3, 2013 at 20:16

3 Answers 3


I think you have to pass NULL as the 4th parameter.


You can pass null as the version value to wp_register_script or wp_enqueue_script and it should drop the query string.



I solved this a lot differently from SickHippie and chrisguitarguy and I guess it's not the way it is supposed to be solved, but it's working really good for me.

The code...

I put this snippet of code at the end of my theme's functions.php file:

function remove_cssjs_querystring( $src ) {
  if( strpos( $src, '?rev=' ) ) // copy/paste this line and the next one to take away what you want from the end of your css/js
    $src = remove_query_arg( 'rev', $src );
  if( strpos( $src, 'ver=' ) )
    $src = remove_query_arg( 'ver', $src );
  return $src;
add_filter( 'style_loader_src', 'remove_cssjs_querystring', 10, 2 );
add_filter( 'script_loader_src', 'remove_cssjs_querystring', 10, 2 );

Where the idea came from...

I was loooking for it on Google and I found this article, but I kept having a problem with css/js: at this point my code still had (here and there) at the end something like .../some-stylesheet.css?rev=... and I thought about extending the code snippet a little bit to include anything that could have been after .css.

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