I'm using wp_enqueue_scripts to add jquery and other libraries. But now I wanna add a <script>alert('hello');</script> before a certain library loads, how could i achieve that?

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    For those wondering how to do this: This might help you.
    – Enthusiast
    Sep 11, 2016 at 9:25

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wp_enqueue_script has $deps parameter which exactly does what you need.

wp_enqueue_script( $handle, $src, $deps, $ver, $in_footer )

Let's say that your custom code is in a file named custom.js which is enqueued with a handle my-custom and you want this to be loded before my-script1 which is en-queued with a handle.

wp_enqueue_script( 'my-custom', '/path/to/customjs', array() );

wp_enqueue_script( 'my-script1', '/path/to/script1js', array('my-custom') );

The above code says that my-custom is a dependency for my-script1.

  • Thanks, I have done that, I created another file and enqueued it before this library and it works. But my question is can you add a <script>alert('hello');</script> tag before a certain library is loaded?
    – Enthusiast
    Sep 10, 2016 at 7:40
  • You mean just before a library like script.js but after script1.js
    – bravokeyl
    Sep 10, 2016 at 8:23
  • Yes, exactly! Is that possible?
    – Enthusiast
    Sep 10, 2016 at 8:46

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