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Somewhere along the line I have messed up my js enqueue I am not sure how. I have the following in my functions.php file and I am including <?php wp_footer(); ?> in my footer.php before the js files were outputting in the footer no problem, but now it isn't working and I don't know why?

function foundationScripts() {
    if (!is_admin()) {

    wp_register_script('jquery', 'https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.7.1/jquery.min.js', false, '1.7.1',true);

  wp_enqueue_script('modernizr.js',get_template_directory_uri() . '/javascripts/modernizr.foundation.js',false,false,true); // for some reason this adds extra quotation marks in the body
  wp_enqueue_script('foundation.js',get_template_directory_uri() . '/javascripts/foundation.js',false,false,true);
  wp_enqueue_script('app.js',get_template_directory_uri() . '/javascripts/appF.js',false,false,true);

add_action('init', 'foundationScripts');
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I am not sure if you posted code as-is or extracted part of it, but per this snippet - you are hooking function inside itself. Which doesn't seem like it will work nicely. :)

Also init hook should not be used for enqueue, on front-end hook to use is wp_enqueue_scripts, see where is the right place to register/enqueue scripts & styles.

Example functions.php code (assuming foundation is prefix you are using?):

add_action( 'after_setup_theme', 'foundation_after_setup_theme' );

function foundation_after_setup_theme() {

    add_action( 'wp_enqueue_scripts', 'foundation_wp_enqueue_scripts' );

function foundation_wp_enqueue_scripts() {

    // enqueues go here
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+1 for noticing wp_enqueue_scripts missing. – SickHippie Mar 15 '12 at 22:16
This is the code posted as. How should I modify the functions code exactly. Do I just get rid if init and add wp_enqueue_scripts to my footer. – Anders Kitson Mar 15 '12 at 22:29
@Anders Kitson You should change to and move add_action('wp_enqueue_scripts', 'foundationScripts'); line outside of this function (and even better practice is dedicated initialization routine, hooked to after_setup_theme). – Rarst Mar 15 '12 at 22:31
its working now thanks – Anders Kitson Mar 15 '12 at 22:32
@Rarst sorry I don't know what you mean by hooked to after_setup_theme. What I did was delete the function and placed wp_enqueu_scripts in my footer.php file and it works now, is that the wrong thing to do. – Anders Kitson Mar 15 '12 at 22:35

add_action needs to be outside the original function. Right now, it's in the function outside the if (!is_admin()) function.

Edit: As Rarst pointed out, you also need to use wp_enqueue_scripts instead of init.

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