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For some reason I can't get the jquery document ready to fire for my plugin

my javascript

jquery(document).ready(function($) {
    alert("hello world");

the source from my website

<link rel='stylesheet' id='admin-bar-css'  href='http://example.com/wp-includes/css/admin-bar.css?ver=20111209' type='text/css' media='all' />
<script type='text/javascript' src='http://example.com/wp-includes/js/jquery/jquery.js?ver=1.7.1'></script>
<script type='text/javascript'>
/* <![CDATA[ */
var fantasy_golf = {"ajaxurl":"http:\/\/example.com\/wp-admin\/admin-ajax.php"};
/* ]]> */
<script type='text/javascript' src='http://example.com/wp-content/plugins/fantasy-golf/js/fantasy-golf.js?ver=1.2'></script>
<script type='text/javascript' src='http://example.com/wp-includes/js/comment-reply.js?ver=20090102'></script>

when I follow the source of my fantasy-golf.js (in firefox's source) it has the correct version of my js. (it shouldn't be due to it caching an older version)

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closed as off topic by Chip Bennett, Wyck, toscho Apr 25 '12 at 5:33

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Close-voted as off-topic. I'm not seeing how this is a WordPress question? You're using no-conflict mode (correctly), and your scripts are either hard-coded in your template, or else properly enqueued. That pretty much eliminates anything WordPress-specific. – Chip Bennett Apr 24 '12 at 20:06
I'll move it to stack overflow then... I'm surprised since the plugin from this site does work. itsananderson.com/2011/04/wordcamp-seattle-meta which is pretty much what I'm trying to accomplish. – Joe_Schmoe Apr 24 '12 at 20:09
Don't re-post anything. If needed, we can migrate content from one site to another. For now, I'll leave this here. – EAMann Apr 24 '12 at 20:32
up vote 3 down vote accepted

Try using jQuery instead of jquery. (Note the capital "Q".)


Upon viewing your source, you have an extra });.

Working example

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I tried and tried again still no luck. – Joe_Schmoe Apr 24 '12 at 19:51
Do you have a link where we can view a sample page? – Joseph Leedy Apr 24 '12 at 19:54
Thanks so much!! – Joe_Schmoe Apr 24 '12 at 20:14

You could try writing it a little differently. Instead of

jquery(document).ready(function($) {
    alert("hello world");

Try this:

(function($) {
        alert('hello world');
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