Tip: Custom Scripts In WordPress

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WordPress is a great CMS (Content Management System) is you want to get a site up and running very quickly. It’s themable and within the theming framework, WordPress includes the ability to include popular assets like JQuery. All it takes is a simple command.


What if you don’t want to use the version of JQuery included in WordPress though? There are several reasons you would require a different version, compatibility for example.

In order to use a custom asset you can do something like the following.

wp_register_script('jquery', 'http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.4.1/jquery.min.js', false);

This will deregister the current jquery script which is the default included with WordPress and set it to your custom version. You can also register your own scripts like this.

wp_register_script('myajaxscript', 'mythemedir/js/ajaxstuff.js', false);


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