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I'm using admin_footer-{$hook_suffix} to selectively print scripts on the new post page and comments page. This hook is depreciated in 3.1.

I see there's an admin_print_scripts-{$hook_suffix} but this does not print to the footer, rather to the header before any jQuery or other stuff is loaded.

How can I selectively print scripts to the footer of certain admin pages?

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Use wp_enqueue_script inside the function you hook on and set the in_footer parameter to true, and your script will get output in the footer. – t31os Mar 29 '11 at 11:29
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There's an in_footer parameter that you can pass to wp_enqueue_scripts - does that work?

I would hook to admin_enqueue_scripts, check the $page for location, and enqueue your script there, with 'in_footer' as true.


add_action( 'admin_enqueue_scripts', 'enqueue_my_script' );

function enqueue_my_script( $page ) {
    if ($page !== 'edit.php') return;
    wp_enqueue_script( 'my-script', 'http://path/to/my/local/script', null, null, true );
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Can you give me an example of checking $page for location? – editor Mar 29 '11 at 14:08
Thank you. I did not know $page was a synonym for the current page suffix. – editor Mar 30 '11 at 15:21
Um, yeah, guess I took a shorthand there. There's also the global variable $pagenow which also holds the same information, in case you need to check it where its not being explicitly passed as the context of a hook. – goldenapples Mar 30 '11 at 20:24
There appears to be no $page variable (declared globally or otherwise) in my MU 2.9. $pagenow global worked out however, so thanks for including. – editor Mar 31 '11 at 17:33

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