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I'm new to wordpress and programming in general. For my first site there is a custom template in which I want to load a javascript library. After registering and enqueueing it in functions.php my site no longer loads properly. I'm sure what it is simple mistake and would really appreciate a little help. For the record, I'm using a child theme of twentytwelve.

Here is the code:

function load_wforms() {  
    if (is_page(45)) {  
        wp_register_script('wforms', get_stylesheet_directory_uri().'/js/wforms.js'), false, '2.0');  
add_action('init', 'wforms');  


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there's an extra parenthesis here: '/js/wforms.js'). enable debugging so you can see php errors. – Milo Feb 16 '13 at 2:07
Thanks Milo, I'll be sure to keep a better eye out in the future. – cellsuicide Feb 16 '13 at 2:16
Actually, I don't think this question is too localized. The issue of not naming the callback function the same as the second add_action() parameter is one that many people (and probably all of us here) have made. – Chip Bennett Feb 16 '13 at 12:16
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First, be sure to enable WP_DEBUG in your wp-config.php file, so that you can see fatal error messages.

In this case, the problem is that you've named your function load_wforms(), but you reference the callback wforms in your add_action() call:

function load_wforms() {}  


add_action('init', 'wforms'); 

The second parameter, wforms, refers to a function named wforms() - but your function is named load_wforms(). Change your add_action to this:

add_action( 'init', 'load_wforms' );

(Side note: you should enqueue scripts at wp_enqueue_scripts, rather than init.)


Also: fix the syntax error as noted by @milo in his comment:

wp_register_script('wforms', get_stylesheet_directory_uri().'/js/wforms.js'), false, '2.0');

You have an extra parenthesis:


...should be:

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Thanks Chip! I'm sorry for bringing you down to my level on this one...I guess we all have to start somewhere. – cellsuicide Feb 16 '13 at 2:13

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