Bug in Chrome Breaks WordPress Admin Menu

Some of our clients experienced an issue with an update in Google Chrome 45 introducing a bug that breaks the WordPress admin menu.

To Fix:

1. Visit chrome://flags/#disable-slimming-paint in Google Chrome

chrome://flags/#disable-slimming-paint

2. Click the enable link under “Disable slimming paint”

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3. Click the Relaunch Now button at the bottom of the screen.

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Details and how to on fixing the issue temporarily found on the awesome http://wptavern.com/a-bug-in-chrome-45-causes-wordpress-admin-menu-to-break

Optimizing Site with WooCommerce

If you are optimizing a site with WooCommerce, you might find that WooCommerce adds a lot of scripts and styles to every single page of your site. Most likely, this is unnecessary and can be optimized to improve page load times and page weights.

For a full explanation and background on the issue, check out https://wordimpress.com/how-to-load-woocommerce-scripts-and-styles-only-in-shop/ where Devin Walker breaks it all down. For posterity sake, here is the snippet of code that goes in the functions.php file of WordPress:

 

/**
 * Optimize WooCommerce Scripts
 * Remove WooCommerce Generator tag, styles, and scripts from non WooCommerce pages.
 */
add_action( 'wp_enqueue_scripts', 'child_manage_woocommerce_styles', 99 );

function child_manage_woocommerce_styles() {
	//remove generator meta tag
	remove_action( 'wp_head', array( $GLOBALS['woocommerce'], 'generator' ) );

	//first check that woo exists to prevent fatal errors
	if ( function_exists( 'is_woocommerce' ) ) {
		//dequeue scripts and styles
		if ( ! is_woocommerce() && ! is_cart() && ! is_checkout() ) {
			wp_dequeue_style( 'woocommerce_frontend_styles' );
			wp_dequeue_style( 'woocommerce_fancybox_styles' );
			wp_dequeue_style( 'woocommerce_chosen_styles' );
			wp_dequeue_style( 'woocommerce_prettyPhoto_css' );
			wp_dequeue_script( 'wc_price_slider' );
			wp_dequeue_script( 'wc-single-product' );
			wp_dequeue_script( 'wc-add-to-cart' );
			wp_dequeue_script( 'wc-cart-fragments' );
			wp_dequeue_script( 'wc-checkout' );
			wp_dequeue_script( 'wc-add-to-cart-variation' );
			wp_dequeue_script( 'wc-single-product' );
			wp_dequeue_script( 'wc-cart' );
			wp_dequeue_script( 'wc-chosen' );
			wp_dequeue_script( 'woocommerce' );
			wp_dequeue_script( 'prettyPhoto' );
			wp_dequeue_script( 'prettyPhoto-init' );
			wp_dequeue_script( 'jquery-blockui' );
			wp_dequeue_script( 'jquery-placeholder' );
			wp_dequeue_script( 'fancybox' );
			wp_dequeue_script( 'jqueryui' );
		}
	}

}