I have a simple application I have worked on and would like to load it into my WordPress theme.

This app has a /js folder with myscript.js, a /css folder with mystyle.css and an HTML file index.html.

Here is the fiddle to the whole app.

I am using the default WordPress theme and all I want to do is create a page for this app and load it there. This way I can create another page and load another app.

Efforts made: From what I have read I need to enqueue my custom JS script which I have done like this and added to functions.php file:

 * A small function to load my custom JScript file for WordCount
function my_script() {
    if ( is_page(23) ) {
            get_template_directory_uri() . '/js/my-script.js',
add_action( 'wp_enqueue_scripts', 'my_script', 1 );

My only challenge is: where would my index.html code go to?

1 Answer 1


I would do this in a page template.

In your theme, create a file named page-app.php with the following content:

 * Template Name: App

function wpdev_137109_enqueue_scripts() {
    $file = '/js/myscript.js';
        get_stylesheet_directory_uri() . $file,
        array( 'jquery' ),
        filemtime( get_stylesheet_directory() . $file ),

    $file = '/css/mystyle.css';
        get_stylesheet_directory_uri() . $file,
        filemtime( get_stylesheet_directory() . $file )
} // function wpdev_137109_enqueue_scripts
add_action( 'wp_enqueue_scripts', 'wpdev_137109_enqueue_scripts' );
<?php get_header(); ?>
<div id="sys-mbox">
    <textarea id="sys-tbox"></textarea>
<div class="sys-results">
    Total number of words: <span class="words"> </span>
    Total number of chars: <span class="character"> </span>
<?php get_footer(); ?>

Put your stylesheet and script files in the mentioned locations.

Then create a WordPress page and select the page template App from the Page Attributes meta box. Hit save and you're done.

// EDIT:
As for jQuery, try it like so:

jQuery(function($) {
    // code...
  • Great let me try this but does it matter which Theme I have activated? Mar 6, 2014 at 20:37
  • This file will need to be in the active theme Mar 6, 2014 at 20:52
  • Sure its an Active Theme. I am running into slight issue as it appears WordPress does not like my $ in the JS script. I read I need to change $ to jQuery. I have done it but it appears it does not like anything $ to be declared Mar 6, 2014 at 21:00
  • sorry but I already done that. Stuck with error TypeError: Property '$' of object [object Object] is not a function. Its failing at var text = $(field).val(); It appears it does not like $ Mar 6, 2014 at 21:09
  • 1
    You are a genius. Thanks for your help. The best I have seen so far Mar 6, 2014 at 21:13

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