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Putting Javascript in a Wordpress file (not a post) in the Body (not the head)

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I need to put javascript in the body of a Wordpress page.  It's not a blog or a post, but a  page.

As you know, apparently by default, Wordpress adds // to the javascript which prevents it from working (apparently for security reasons.)

It's for a "Thank you" page that needs the javascript in the body, and not int he head of the page.

Any suggestions?

Thanks

Rowby

 
<script id="pap_x2s6df8d" src="http://www.blahblah.net/affiliate/scripts/salejs.php" type="text/javascript">
</script>
<script type="text/javascript">
var sale = PostAffTracker.createSale();
sale.setTotalCost('1.0');
sale.setOrderID('ORD_12345XYZ');
sale.setProductID('test product');
PostAffTracker.register();
</script>

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by:dosth
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let me clear my self, so you created a thank you page and their you need to put the javascript, if so what is they issue you are facing. you can directly add this script.

can you tell me the issue?

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by:Rowby Goren
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Hi dosth

The problem is, when you paste javascript into the - body - of a file Wordpress automatically adds "\\" to the code apparently for security reasons.  This breaks the javascript code -- as you can see in my below snippet.
Below is what I pasted into the source code of my wordpress thank you page CODE tab:
 
<script src="http://www.blahblah.net/affiliate/scripts/salejs.php" id="pap_x2s6df8d" type="text/javascript"> </script>
<script type="text/javascript"> var sale = PostAffTracker.createSale(); sale.setTotalCost('1.0'); sale.setOrderID('ORD_12345XYZ'); sale.setProductID('test product'); PostAffTracker.register(); </script>
 
As soon as I saved it you will see below that Wordpress automatically added escapes "\" throughout the javasctipt.  This breaks the javascript.  And if I save it again it adds another \ to the javascript."  :(
 
 
<script src="http://www.blahblah.net/affiliate/scripts/salejs.php" id="pap_x2s6df8d" type="text/javascript"> </script><br />
<script type="text/javascript"> var sale = PostAffTracker.createSale(); sale.setTotalCost(\'1.0\'); sale.setOrderID(\'ORD_12345XYZ\'); sale.setProductID(\'test product\'); PostAffTracker.register(); </script>

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by:Rowby Goren
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Hello

Any other experts with a solution to this Javascript issue?

Thanks

Rowby
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dosth earned 500 total points
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it will add when you do this via the wp-admin, if the thankyou page is your custom page, you can add it via any FTP tool. otherwise do this.

1. copy the js code to a include file
2. copy the inculde file to you thank you page.

you can see steps here

http://www.webreference.com/programming/javascript/external/
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by:Rowby Goren
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Thanks for the solution and the links!  ...Rowby
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thanks for the points
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