I am trying to add my custom scripts to my project but can seem to get them to load. I've never had this issue and am stumped. This is what I have in my functions.php:

function ex_scripts() {
    wp_enqueue_script( 'jquery' );
    wp_enqueue_script( 'backgroundJS', get_template_directory_uri() . '/js/background.js', array('jquery'), '1.0.0', true );
    wp_enqueue_script( 'superJS' , get_template_directory_uri() . '/js/supersized.core.3.2.1.js', array('jquery'), '1.0.0', true);

add_action( 'wp_enqueue_scripts', 'ex_scripts' );

I know the ex_scripts function is running. I added a echo "hello"; die(); statement to the top of the function and it worked. I also know the js filepaths are correct and that they are accessible. jQuery will load both with or without its enqueue script (because it's listed as a dependency of the lower two), but my custom scripts aren't being added.

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    are you using a child theme? does your theme call wp_footer? – Milo Oct 21 '13 at 20:04
  • Where is this code located? What file? – s_ha_dum Oct 21 '13 at 20:12

Grab this.

add_action('wp_enqueue_scripts', 'my_custom_scripts', 999);
function my_custom_scripts() {
    wp_register_script('backgroundJS', get_stylesheet_directory_uri() . '/js/background.js', array('jquery'), '', true );
    wp_register_script('superJS' , get_template_directory_uri() . '/js/supersized.core.3.2.1.js', array('jquery'), '1.0.0', true);

I'm using this and it has no problems for me

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    please explain how this is different and why. – Milo Oct 21 '13 at 22:44
  • It's good for later usage (if it's needed). otherwise it's same – Lukas J. Oct 22 '13 at 3:43

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