This makes the Jquery script work in a plugin:

wp_enqueue_script('metabox_js', plugins_url('add_meta_box/js/metabox.js',dirname(__FILE__) ), array('jquery'));

I have been trying for ages, & this doesn't make the script work in a theme (have put this in functions.php):

function prefix_enqueue_scripts3() {
    wp_enqueue_script( 'metabox_js', get_stylesheet_directory_uri() . '/js/metabox.js', array( 'jquery' ), '1.0.0', true );

add_action( 'wp_enqueue_scripts','prefix_enqueue_scripts3'); 

Please can someone advise. I have another Jquery file further up functions.php, which uses Jquery successfully, I have only changed the file location and file name with this one. Please can someone advise? Thank-you!

  • This looks correct. Does the metabox not load? One thing to note is that in prefix_enqueue_scripts3 you are setting the script to load in the footer, not sure if that might be causing your issue. – czerspalace Jan 15 '15 at 20:22
  • The metabox is shown in the add new post area. This Jquery file is suppose to hide the metabox and only show when a category is selected. I'm trying to make this work for the add new post editor area. Could loading in the footer cause this issue? How should I do it please? Thank-you! – Leona grey Jan 15 '15 at 20:25
  • I changed true to false and it didn't make any difference – Leona grey Jan 15 '15 at 20:37

From wp_enqueue_scripts action:

wp_enqueue_scripts is the proper hook to use when enqueuing items that are meant to appear on the front end.

For admin-facing scripts, the correct action hook is admin_enqueue_scripts

function prefix_enqueue_scripts3() {
        get_stylesheet_directory_uri() . '/js/metabox.js',
        array( 'jquery' ),
add_action( 'admin_enqueue_scripts', 'prefix_enqueue_scripts3' ); 
  • Thank-you, that doesn't seem to have solved my problem either though. – Leona grey Jan 15 '15 at 20:58
  • I looked at the Jquery file, if I list more than one category to show the metabox for it works, if I add one it does not. I'll have to work that out. Thank-you for the help Milo! – Leona grey Jan 15 '15 at 21:04

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