[theme-reviewers] improve wp-header.php?

nan at designpromote.co.uk nan at designpromote.co.uk
Sat Sep 28 11:20:01 UTC 2013

themble.com/bones claims that WordPress throws a ton of junk in the
header. Bones takes a lot of it out.

However, I can't find much difference on Bones' header.php (listed as

Is it over stated, or wp-header.php has room to optimize?


/* Bones' header.php*/
<!doctype html>

<!--[if lt IE 7]><html <?php language_attributes(); ?> class="no-js
lt-ie9 lt-ie8 lt-ie7"> <![endif]-->
<!--[if (IE 7)&!(IEMobile)]><html <?php language_attributes(); ?>
class="no-js lt-ie9 lt-ie8"><![endif]-->
<!--[if (IE 8)&!(IEMobile)]><html <?php language_attributes(); ?>
class="no-js lt-ie9"><![endif]-->
<!--[if gt IE 8]><!--> <html <?php language_attributes(); ?>

<meta charset="utf-8">

<!-- Google Chrome Frame for IE -->
<meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=edge,chrome=1">

<title><?php wp_title(''); ?></title>

<!-- mobile meta (hooray!) -->
<meta name="HandheldFriendly" content="True">
<meta name="MobileOptimized" content="320">
<meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0"/>

<!-- icons & favicons (for more:
<http://www.jonathantneal.com/blog/understand-the-favicon/>) -->
<link rel="apple-touch-icon" href="<?php echo
get_template_directory_uri(); ?>/library/images/apple-icon-touch.png">
<link rel="icon" href="<?php echo get_template_directory_uri();
<!--[if IE]>
<link rel="shortcut icon" href="<?php echo get_template_directory_uri();
<!-- or, set /favicon.ico for IE10 win -->
<meta name="msapplication-TileColor" content="#f01d4f">
<meta name="msapplication-TileImage" content="<?php echo
get_template_directory_uri(); ?>/library/images/win8-tile-icon.png">

<link rel="pingback" href="<?php bloginfo('pingback_url'); ?>">

<!-- wordpress head functions -->
<?php wp_head(); ?>
<!-- end of wordpress head -->

<!-- drop Google Analytics Here -->
<!-- end analytics -->

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