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Note: People are assuming this question is already answered when in fact it is no where close to being the right answer.

I have created tons of short codes, How ever I am using Jquery plugin TOC and I would like to create a short code for it, I am not sure where to begin. I would assume you would follow standard procedure for creating one, but I have never had one spit out javascript before.

The only code I have to show you is, my short code:

if(! function_exists ('aisis_toc') ){
    function aisis_toc($atts, $content = null){
        return '
        <script type="text/javascript" charset="utf-8">
            $(function(){ $("#toc").tableOfContents(); })

I have registered the hort code as toc, and tried doing [toc] but alas nothing happens. What am I doing wrong? I don't need or shouldn't need ajax of any kind. this should be easy.

I should also state that this short code should only get the h1-6 tags that are in the post them selves and not on the page in general.

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See also wordpress.stackexchange.com/a/73009/73 – toscho Mar 26 '13 at 19:27
no thats not what I want. – TheWebs Mar 26 '13 at 19:35
Please explain why you cannot return a string with your JavaScript and why you have to use an inline-script at all. – toscho Mar 26 '13 at 20:03
I can see this scenario. You would enqueue the library but still need to run jQuery.do_stuff(some, parameters); I would consider an inline script to be preferable to enqueueing another file, for that case. – s_ha_dum Mar 26 '13 at 20:07
@toscho UPDATED THE POST. Check it out. theres your code sample. – TheWebs Mar 26 '13 at 20:41

Put the script into an external file, set the selector there and enqueue it from your shortcode:

if(! function_exists ('aisis_toc') )
    function aisis_toc() 
        if ( ! is_singular() )

        plugins_url( 'js/jquery-toc.js', __FILE__ ),
        array ( 'jquery' ),

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