Remove unwanted script from WP Header

I’ve noticed that WordPress adds tons of unwanted script to the header. I totally get why, but for highly focused themes, I like to remove as much as I can. This decreases page load times, eliminates render-blocking resources, and optimizes the First Link Priority Rule.

The Script

Using the script below, add it to your themes function files. Adjust accordingly for WP version + updates:

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