Jquery bower

Hi there,
I have a legacy site running sage 8.6 and every-time I try to install slick-carousel without the jquery dependency it still installs jquery. It keeps installing it no matter what my bower.json has in it.

Any ideas on how to exclude jquery as a dependency on the bower.json?

I have scoured the internet & this forum. I have seen wiredep used to exclude the jquery directory, but I’m not sure entirely where to put that in the gulp file.

Current Bower below:

“name”: “sage”,
“homepage”: “Sage | WordPress Starter Theme | Roots”,
“authors”: [
“Ben Word ben@benword.com
“license”: “MIT”,
“private”: true,
“dependencies”: {
“bootstrap”: “^4.0.0”,
“popper.js”: “^1.12.3”,
“sass-mq”: “^5.0.1”,
“wow”: “wowjs#^1.1.2”,
“slick-carousel”: “^1.8.1”
“overrides”: {
“bootstrap”: {
“main”: [
“slick-carousel”: {
“dependencies”: {}


Thank you in advance.