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So I am working on a plugin and am trying to trigger a js file whenever a post is saved. I have been reading up on this all morning and cannot seem to find why this is not working. Any advice? If I were to paste the js code directly into the plugin it seems to work... I have double checked the path to the js and still no response.

add_action( 'admin_init', 'plugin_admin_init' );
function plugin_admin_init() {  
    wp_register_script( 'qtool-insert-v2', plugins_url() . '/buildStatus2/' . 'qtool-insert-v2.js' );

add_action( 'save_post', 'add_my_script' );
function add_my_script() {
    wp_enqueue_script( 'qtool-insert-v2' );

Here is the qtool-insert-v2.js - very simple redirect.

<script type="text/javascript">
window.location = "http://www.google.com/"
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You need to hook into admin_enqueue_scripts with your add_my_script function.



function add_my_script() {
}add_action( 'admin_enqueue_scripts', 'add_my_script' );
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ahh okay thanks for that advice. I am now successfully seeing it in the source. Although their is no redirect or popup happening... also, it looks like this script now loads on every admin page... any way I can only have it triggered on that save_post hook? <script type='text/javascript' src='http://....../plugins/buildStatus2/qtool-insert.js?ver=3.3.2'></script> – Greg Jul 24 '12 at 15:42
looks like I don't need the <script> tags... still need to figure out a way to only have this trigger on a save post tho – Greg Jul 24 '12 at 15:52
You can only trigger the admin_enqueue_scripts on certain admin pages, see the link above (codex.wordpress.org/Plugin_API/Action_Reference/…) – Rachel Baker Jul 24 '12 at 16:01
@Greg Are you trying to run JS on a save post PHP action or a save click event? – Brian Fegter Jul 24 '12 at 17:02
@BrianFegter on a save post action. Whenever a post is published or updated. – Greg Jul 24 '12 at 17:07

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