Script not working in WordPress fix

If you have tested a script which works fine within a standard html development file, but for some reason it isn’t working in WordPress then you probably have a compatibility error. Actually the fix is pretty easy… simply wrap / start you code with a jQuery noConflict Wrapper

jQuery(document).ready(function($) {
    // Inside of this function, $() will work as an alias for jQuery()
    // and other libraries also using $ will not be accessible under this shortcut

We prefer this approach over adding ‘jQuery’ in the place of every ‘$’ as it enables you to cut and past a code and only change the first line in the document ready function. Otherwise it’s tedious and easy to miss all the ‘$’ within  larger scripts.

Note that many scripts will not run in WordPress without document ready.

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