Adding scripts for my theme and added jquery as a dependency. I see the jquery script tag in the header of the page but my script in the footer is getting a "$ is not a function" error.

function wpdocs_template_scripts() {
    wp_enqueue_style( 'style', get_stylesheet_uri() );
    wp_enqueue_script('modernizer', get_template_directory_uri() .'/js/vendor/modernizr-2.8.3.min.js', null, null, false);
    wp_enqueue_script('bootstrap', get_template_directory_uri() .'/js/bootstrap.min.js', array('jquery'), null, true);
    wp_enqueue_script('main', get_template_directory_uri() .'/js/main.js', array('jquery'), null, true);
add_action( 'wp_enqueue_scripts', 'wpdocs_template_scripts' );

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Put this in your .js file

(function($) {
 // Your code inside here;

This is called an anonymous function, you're passing the jQuery object as a parameter to it.


   var $ = jQuery; // This at the top of the file

This is simple, you're just assigning the jQuery object to the $ variable





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