I have this code which I want to add into a specific page of mine. I don't want to create a file for it and then include etc (though do tell if that would be the only way). Also I don't want it to be in the header as it would be included in all pages. The code is:

<script type="text/javascript">
$(function () {
    $('input[name=done]:radio').click(function () {
        if ($(this).val() === "Yes") {
        } else {
    $('input[name=already-b]:radio').click(function () {
        if ($(this).val() === "Yes") {
        } else {

I added this in the editor by selecting the Text (not in Visual mode.) But it is not working. Any ideas what I'm doing wrong?


  • Thanks, it worked. Please reply as answer so that I can accept. Jun 27, 2013 at 18:15
  • How do you know which page, exactly, you want to include this script on?> Jun 27, 2013 at 18:47
  • you can use wordpress is_page function Aug 26, 2016 at 8:47

3 Answers 3


Although @s_ha_dum is correct you WILL need to use jQuery no conflict within WordPress the original question is left unanswered.

I have this code which I want to add into a specific page of mine.

There are a couple of ways to do this

Based on Page name/slug WordPress in theme's functions.php

This method uses the WordPress hook wp_enqueue_scripts

  1. Create a new js file for your script my-nifty-custom.js
  2. In your functions.php add the following

    /* Enqueue scripts (and related stylesheets) */
        add_action( 'wp_enqueue_scripts', 'my_nifty_scripts' );
     * Registers scripts for the theme and enqueue those used site wide.
     * @since 0.1.0.
    function my_nifty_scripts() {
        wp_register_script('my-nifty-custom', get_stylesheet_directory_uri() . '/js/my-nifty-custom.js', false, null, true);

Note if you are using a child-theme or want to do it morebetter wrap the whole thing in after_setup_theme ie:

add_action( 'after_setup_theme', 'nifty_theme_setup' );
function nifty_theme_setup() {
// script function and other functions that should happen after the initial theme setup

Based on Body Class (DOM-based Routing)

This is a little bit more complicated. Luckily Paul Irish wrote a fantastic blog about it here: http://www.paulirish.com/2009/markup-based-unobtrusive-comprehensive-dom-ready-execution/

If you use this method it will get your custom JS on a per page basis based on the Body Class. For Example <body class="nifty">

Then you would use:

 nifty : {
    init     : function(){ //custom script goes here }

The only problem with this is the page must have the body class you are calling. For this WordPress has the function body_class

function nifty_class_names($classes) {
        $classes[] = 'nifty';

    return $classes;

So which method should you use?

I recommend a combination of both. Create one JavaScript file that uses Paul's method. Then use wp_enqueue_scripts to call that method.

Lazy header.php method

Lastly there IS always the lazy way (which I don't recommend but am noting just for reference.

In your header.php you can do:

 <?php if(is_page('page-slug-here')){
           echo ('<script type="text/javascript" src="'. get_stylesheet_directory_uri() . '/js/my-nifty-custom.js"> </script>'); 
        } ?>

WordPress loads jQuery in "No Conflict" mode. The "$" alias doesn't work. Use the full "jQuery"-- jQuery.$.ajax({... or wrap your script like the example from the jQuery docs...

(function($) { 
  $(function() {
    // more code using $ as alias to jQuery

There is information about this in the Codex as well.


I've ran into this problem every time I wanted to use a jQuery plugin in my posts and pages. My solution was to create a generic jQuery plugin shortcode http://www.coding-dude.com/wp/web-design/javascript/how-to-use-jquery-plugin-with-wordpress-plugin-tutorial/

  • 2
    Add the crux of the answer in addition to linking to a external link.
    – bravokeyl
    Aug 26, 2016 at 6:12
  • downvoted as ianswer should be on this site, and in some unknown and unreliable third party site Aug 26, 2016 at 6:26
  • Down-voted. This is not an answer to the question. Rather, it's a link to your external site, which then requires the user to subscribe to your newsletter in order to even get the plug-in you've posed as the "answer" to the question.
    – omega33
    Sep 2, 2017 at 10:56

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