Need to get jQuery working in head of Wordpress site (colorbox jQuery plugin)

Posted on 2013-11-10
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Last Modified: 2013-11-10
I can't get a jQuery script to work in Wordpress. It worked fine before moving to Wordpress so I know it was working. Here's what I have. Can anyone point out what I'm doing wrong?

In function.php I have added:

	function my_init() {
	if (!is_admin()) {
		wp_register_script('jquery', 'http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.3.2/jquery.min.js', false, '1.3.2', true);
		wp_register_style('colorbox_css', get_bloginfo('template_directory') . '/inc/stylesheets/colorbox.css');
		wp_register_script('colorbox', get_bloginfo('template_directory') . '/inc/scripts/jquery.colorbox-min.js');
add_action('init', 'my_init');

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In the head portion I have this:
<?php wp_head(); ?>
<script type="text/javascript">

			// Dialog			
		jQuery(document).ready(function() {
      	bgiframe: true, autoOpen: false, height: 300, width: 450, modal: true


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And in the <body>, I have this:

<li><a href="#" onclick="jQuery('#dialog').dialog('open'); return false">MyLink</a></li> <span class="barFont">|</span

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Question by:MHenry
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Expert Comment

by:Dave Baldwin
ID: 39637425
Why are you trying to back to an old version of jQuery?  You might simply be breaking some of the jQuery code that already exists in Wordpress.  This is the current version of the 1.x series: <script src="//ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.10.2/jquery.min.js"></script>
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Expert Comment

by:Jason C. Levine
ID: 39637590
What Dave said:  can you run the script under modern JQuery or will it only work with 1.3.2?

If 1.3.2 is the only option, make sure no other versions of JQuery are loading via a plugin or by the theme. Deregistering JQuery would handle the theme, but a plugin may override it or add to it.

Author Comment

ID: 39637625
ok, I updated the link to jQuery, there are no plugins active.

Still not working.
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Accepted Solution

Gary earned 2000 total points
ID: 39637651
jQuery Dialog is part of the jQuery UI - so you need to include that (and also the UI stylesheet)


Author Comment

ID: 39637657

Yeah, I noticed that right after I first posted. I tried adding those references but it's still not working.

I'm thinking something is wrong in the way I'm adding to the functions.php but I can't figure out what I'm doing wrong.
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Expert Comment

ID: 39637661
Would be a lot easier if you posted the link else the rendered HTML.

Author Comment

ID: 39637689
so the main thing was not linking to the JQuery UI. That and leaving an S off of dialog.



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