i added code in my footer.php just before the but the code is not executed. I know it's better to use functions.php but i would like to test like this for the moment... Could someone help me please ? thanks

<script type="text/javascript">
   window.onload = function () {  
        jQuery(document).ready(function(){ console.log('insider');
            var alphabeticallyOrderedDivs = $('.team-member').sort(function(a, b) {     
                return  String.prototype.localeCompare.call($(a).data('lastname').toLowerCase(), 
    var container = $('.ulcontainer');

  • I think theme you are using enqueue all js in wp_footer hook. Try to add your js After wp_footer and check it. Oct 26, 2017 at 15:34
  • sorry but i put direly in footer.php before </body> and jQuery(document).ready(function() is not executed
    – Pipoo
    Oct 26, 2017 at 16:26
  • here it works without adding JS in settings but when adding jQuery it does not work anymore ...jsfiddle.net/xo5nopyx
    – Pipoo
    Oct 26, 2017 at 16:40

1 Answer 1


By Using wp_enqueue_script()

You can add your scripts to a JS file and then enqueue it properly. I assume you have added your scripts to file.js. Here's how you enqueue it in the footer:

function my_script_callback(){

The last argument in wp_enqueue_script() determines whether your script should be enqueued in the footer or not.

The 3rd argument is optional, and is an array of dependencies.

By Using wp_footer()

You can also directly print your scripts in the footer, which is not always the best idea. However, this is how you do it:

function my_script() { ?>
    <script type="text/javascript">
        // Your code here
add_action( 'wp_footer', 'my_script' );

Not that you have to wait for jQuery to be ready in such a method. You can enqueue jQuery if not already enqueue, by using this:

add_action( 'wp_head' , 'enqueue_jquery' )
function enqueue_jquery() {
    wp_enqueue_script( 'jquery' );
  • thanks but first i would like to know why this script is not executed directly in footer
    – Pipoo
    Oct 26, 2017 at 14:52
  • What error do you receive? It's probably because jQuery isn't available at that point
    – Johansson
    Oct 26, 2017 at 14:54
  • no error but console.log('insider') is not traced. I thought with ONLOAD i was sure that Jquery would be loaded.
    – Pipoo
    Oct 26, 2017 at 14:56
  • Maybe you don't have jQuery enqueued. Debugging such an issue is hard to tell without actually seeing what's going on
    – Johansson
    Oct 26, 2017 at 14:58
  • does it exist a variable that indicates if Jquery is loaded that i could trace ?
    – Pipoo
    Oct 26, 2017 at 15:03

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