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  • #69317
    hkp
    Participant

    Hi Folks,

    I don’t use blocks.

    Is there any way to stop ‘wp-block-library-css’ and its associated files loading in Xtreme?

    Regards and thanks,
    Angus

    #69318
    scrambler
    Moderator

    Not sure, but what you expect to gain from it?

    #69319
    Weaver
    Keymaster

    WordPress includes that library even for visitor side only sites, so must believe it is essential. I think there a now just too many ways for blocks, or parts of blocks to be a part of any WP site. Even widgets are now becoming block oriented. I suppose (but I’m not going to find out) that it would be possible to include a filter in a child theme that would block its inclusion.

    You might do better to ask on a WP forum.

    Weaver Xtreme does NOT include any block editor specific files except when using an editor – either the classic or block editors. They are small, and needed for either editor to function correctly when displaying styled page post content.

    #69322
    hkp
    Participant

    Thanks each.


    @Scrambler

    Many of our readers come from Africa and India, where data plans are extremely expensive, so a we try to keep our site as light as possible for them.

    Secondly, in principle, I’m not in favour of sending unused assets for unused features.


    @Weaver

    Thanks for the background. Researching this, all I got were 2019 articles and discussions that pointed to ‘fixing’ by adding php via the Theme. (‘Child’ was not mentioned – so I was confused more.)

    However, as this is a WP core asset, and not Xtreme, and it had not ever been mentioned here in this Forum, I thought I’d better ask here first is case I was missing something here.

    Thanks for your comments and guidance. Greatly appreciated.

    Regards, Angus.

    #69323
    scrambler
    Moderator

    Have you used your browser developer tool console to see how  long loading that file actually takes?

    #69324
    hkp
    Participant

    @Scrambler

    Not long…. and it does not delay loading, for sure.

    But then again, as someone on a forum pointed out, it does issue a ‘get’ call to the server for these related assets, for each post read…..

    I acknowledge it is pedantic more than anything, as I just try to keep the site size down, without sacrificing user expectations.

    I know certainly that if I could improve on the loading settings of the JS and CSS on my “Fast Velocity Minify” plugin, that would give be measurable – but I’ve reached the limit of my understanding and ability in area in regards to tweaking to overcoming blocking issues. 🙂

    So I’m now looking to see if there is any other ‘low hanging fruit’ I can get in this regard.

    That said, the ‘wp-block-library-css’ seems not to be worth the effort, and actually may come back to bite me later as WP continues to develop blocks, as @Weaver advised.

    Thanks for the follow up though. Much appreciated!
    Angus

    #69325
    wclune
    Participant

    The whole blocks/guetenburg thing is costing me WAY To much time! I know this is not the place to complain but it is sooooo Frustrating!

     

    #69326
    hkp
    Participant

    @wclune

    Totally agree, which is why I stick to wp.org and Xtreme.

    I also manage several wp.com sites and find that each time I go there to paste up a new post, it is taking longer and longer to even find the right edit page. And a correction after publishing is a whole other story!

    It now takes me longer to find the edit page than it did 2 years ago to paste in the whole post.

    But honestly I don’t see them wp.com changing from blocks, so it may eventually be a case of learning and using them, or retiring. I’ll be retiring…..

    Regards.

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