I am trying to integrate the Jquery UI select menu ("dropdown" Style), in my wordpress site.

But I am not able to do it, in widget area I created a select box and gave it respective ID of that css and jquery, but its not getting loaded with jquery.

Here is my code, which I am using it to achieve:-

The head part:-

<link rel="Stylesheet" href="http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jqueryui/1.7.2/themes/ui-darkness/jquery-ui.css" type="text/css" />
    <link rel="Stylesheet" href="<?php echo get_template_directory_uri(); ?>/ui.selectmenu.css" type="text/css" />
    <script type="text/javascript" src="http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.3.2/jquery.min.js"></script>
    <script type="text/javascript" src="http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jqueryui/1.7.2/jquery-ui.min.js"></script>
    <script type="text/javascript" src="<?php echo get_template_directory_uri(); ?>/js/ui.selectmenu.js"></script>
    <style type="text/css">
        /*demo styles*/
        select,.ui-select-menu { float: left; margin-right: 10px; font-size: 62.5%;}
        select, .ui-selectmenu { width: 200px; font-size: 62.5%; margin:10px;}
        #cat{font-size: 62.5%;}

    <script type="text/javascript">
    <script type="text/javascript" src="http://ui.jquery.com/applications/themeroller/themeswitchertool/"></script>

The select menu appears with normal css, but the jquery is not working,

I am bad in Jquery, so can any one help, I am using 2011 Theme, and you can check the selet menu on my site http://webstutorial.com/


<script type="text/javascript"> jQuery.noConflict(); jQuery(function(){ jQuery('select#cat').selectmenu({style:'dropdown'});
}); </script>

2 Answers 2


This works for me locally in testing..


function enq_menu_scripts_and_styles() {
    // UI Core, loads jQuery as a dependancy

    // UI Theme CSS
    wp_enqueue_style( 'uicss', 'http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jqueryui/1.7.2/themes/ui-darkness/jquery-ui.css' );

    // Selectmenu JS
    wp_enqueue_script( 'uisel', 'http://jquery-ui.googlecode.com/svn/branches/labs/selectmenu/ui.selectmenu.js' );

    // Selectmenu CSS
    wp_enqueue_style( 'uicss2', 'http://jquery-ui.googlecode.com/svn/branches/labs/selectmenu/ui.selectmenu.css' );



// Simple test code 
function select_menu_test_code() {
    // Simple no-conflict function
    <script type="text/javascript">
        // You can use $ here

It wouldn't work for me when trying to use ui-core from WordPress, jQuery seems to be ok though. I used the same version of UI with the test code so it's strange that the one included in WordPress didn't work for me(i do have a plugin active that uses ui core, but disabling didn't seem to help at all).

See if my above code works for you, and tweak as necessary if it does.. :)

  • no this isn't working for me, I am using 2011 theme, and copied the above function to functions.php file of 2011 theme, now in firebug the css is also not getting loaded Whats wrong? Jul 11, 2011 at 9:00
  • Check the source, are the scripts being output correctly into the page? Do you have other plugins active that use jQuery or jQuery UI?
    – t31os
    Jul 11, 2011 at 9:52
  • just the style sheets are not getting called, rest the jqueries I am able to see the source code Jul 11, 2011 at 10:19
  • I also included the style sheets in header, now the style sheets are also loaded in source code, but then too, the ui is not displayed Jul 11, 2011 at 10:24
  • I found the plugin which is having conflict with the ui, but when I deactivate, the select box is not functioning fine, I cant explain abt its behaviour, you check on my site, in widget area webstutorial.com Jul 11, 2011 at 10:42

Try using jQuery instead of JQuery

  • I tried but no change, Check my question for the edited part Jul 10, 2011 at 4:53

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