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Scripts & Style Sheets only used on required pages.

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Some of my wordpress websites have many plugins which generate lots of links to Scripts & Style Sheets.

Some of these Scripts & Style Sheets are only required on one page however Wordpress links to them on every page usually via the header.

Does anyone know of a method or plugin to restrict Scripts & Style Sheets used only the ones used on the relevant page?
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Question by:petewinter
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by:Jason C. Levine
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How is the "relevant page" to be determined?  All WordPress knows is that you have installed something.
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by:petewinter
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Open to idea's. Can it be done via template?
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by:Jason C. Levine
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Sort of.  The issue is that the plugins are the ones adding the calls to the files so any solution involving conditional code would probably involve altering the plugin.  Once you do that, you either have to fork it or not update it as the next update will blow away any changes.
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by:Dave Baldwin
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Why do you want to do this?  What is your goal?
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by:petewinter
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I want to reduce calls and help page speed
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Jason C. Levine earned 2000 total points
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The better way to do this may be to minify and combine CSS and JS files.  W3 Total Cache can do it or you can hook onto a CDN service that will do it too.
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by:petewinter
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Okay. Thanks for the advice
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