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I used the following to enqueue jquery plugins:

<?php
    function my_scripts_method() {
        wp_enqueue_script(
            'custom functions',
            get_template_directory_uri() . '/js/main.js',
            array('jquery'),
            '1',
            true
        );
        wp_enqueue_script(
            'dotdotdot & lightbox',
            get_template_directory_uri() . '/js/plugins.js',
            array('jquery'),
            '1',
            true
        );
    }
    add_action('wp_enqueue_scripts', 'my_scripts_method');

And I don't know it it's related but jquery only responds to calling jquery(... and not $(.... Why is that?

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2 Answers 2

up vote 4 down vote accepted

Use closure for your scripts:

(function($){
    $(document).ready(function() {
        // do something...
    });
})(jQuery);

It is safe way to use jQuery.

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jQuery supplied with WordPress is in noConflict mode to avoid issues with other libraries that may use the $ as their object reference.

See wp_enqueue_script: jQuery noConflict wrappers for more info.

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