How do I know which javascript function is being triggered when I click a button and how do I trigger that manually?

Posted on 2014-07-19
Last Modified: 2014-07-24

I am attaching a screenshot of my site with a corner highlighted. when I click on the pause button the gallery in the background pauses.

I know the following things:
There is a javascript attached that contains a function that I think causes this to happen. The javascript is and the code is function pauseBgVideo(){ if(activePlayer=='youtube') ytplayer.stopVideo(); else if(activePlayer=='vimeo') $f(vmplayer).api('pause'); else if(activePlayer=='jwplayer') jwplayer('jwP').pause(); $('.pauseVideoBL').hide(); $('.playVideoBL').show(); }
On the main HTML of the page that wordpress generates there is a div with class pauseVideoBL that calls the pauseBgVideo() function
The class of the pause button itself is currentItemPaused and it only appears when the mouse is over the button

I have tried the following functions in the header without any success:
$(document).ready(function(){ $j(document).find(".currentItemPaused").trigger("onclick") });
$(document).ready(function(){ $j(".videoBL").find(".pauseVideoBL").trigger("click") });
$(document).ready(function(){ pauseBgVideo() });

Please help! I need to be able to pause the background gallery when I click on menu items in the top right hand corner.

Any assistance will be appreciated.

The website is:

Screenshot of homepage
Question by:badwolfff
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by:Scott Fell, EE MVE
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You want to look at the plug in documentation.  Which plug in or js is running the background and what is the url to the developers site.  We can look there for the api.
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Author Comment

ID: 40211686
Hi NerdsOfTech,

It doesn't work. I tried it. In fact I have left that code on the site.


Author Comment

ID: 40215653
I've requested that this question be deleted for the following reason:

Seems like it can't be solved. I've tried everything and have gotten fed up.
So I have changed the wordpress template and it all works fine now.
thanks anyway
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NerdsOfTech earned 500 total points
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You had the onclick and href on your <li> instead of your <a> tag (what I referred to as LINK in my answer) and you have a href on your <a> that needs to be voided (with href="#")

<li data-tip="Pause Video" id="menu-item-62" class="mBL pauseVideoBL menu-item menu-item-type-custom menu-item-object-custom current-menu-item current_page_item menu-item-home"><a href="#" onclick="pauseBg();"><span class="title">Home</span><span class="description"></span></a>

<li data-tip="Pause Video" id="menu-item-63" class="mBL pauseVideoBL menu-item menu-item-type-post_type menu-item-object-page"><a title="Sculture" href="#"  onclick="pauseBgVideo();"><span class="title">Sculture</span><span class="description"></span></a></li>

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Ok thanks I will try it tomorrow
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by:Scott Fell, EE MVE
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Actually, you want to use, href="javascript:void(0)" instead of href="#"

Glad you have it working.  Sometimes those WP templates are not coded very well.
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Expert Comment

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@scott javascript: void(0) isn't applicable here since he wants to run javascript code and that would void out the click.

However, he could optionally code: href="javascript: pauseBgVideo();" and omit the onClick call.

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