On the rest of my site, I load jQuery from the google cdn. However, wordpress likes to load it from the local cache using
wp_enqueue_script(). I didn’t want to delete the jQuery file it was loading because a) that would be wrong, b) it would still have to make a 404 call to the server, and c) the admin section uses it I’m sure.
Instead, I found there was a function called
wp_deregister_script(). Using this, I removed the jquery from my
header.php file - and continued to load it from the cdn. For reference, this is what I did: