Many wordpress theme, plugin, and widget developers seem to think that the only way to use jquery on the page is to include their own copy. On some pages of the site I'm developing, there are as many as six different places where I see various different copies of jquery included. This is ridiculous. It increases loading time, and is totally redundant.
Is there any easy way, either through a plugin or a bit of my own coding, to force only one copy of jquery to be included on each page? There's already a
jquery.js in the
/wp-includes/js/jquery/ directory, which should suffice for any plugin that needs it. How can I automatically remove all of the other references to it on the page?