Below is the code for the AJAX File. alert(cont) is given the correct result but the problem is with the response. I am just getting error as the response.

function updateRadioButton(rating,pid){
    var cont = rating + '-' + pid;
        type: 'POST',  
        url: TihomAjax.ajaxurl, 
        data: {"action": "tihom_rating_action", "contd":cont},
        success: function(data){ 
            if (data.success) {
            } else {

Code for the tihom_rating_action function and other hooks in Wordpress are

wp_enqueue_script('tihom_ajax', plugins_url( '/js/tihom_ajax.js' , __FILE__ ) , array( 'jquery' ));
    wp_localize_script( 'tihom_ajax', 'TihomAjax', array( 'ajaxurl' => admin_url( 'admin-ajax.php') ));

    function tihom_rating_action() {         
        echo "hello";
    add_action( 'wp_ajax_my_action', 'tihom_rating_action' );
    add_action( 'wp_ajax_nopriv_my_action', 'tihom_rating_action' );

1 Answer 1


In the JavaScript, you're using "action": "tihom_rating_action", but in PHP you're using wp_ajax_nopriv_my_action. Instead of my_action you need to use tihom_rating_action as well.

  • thanks for your reply. I corrected the codes as per your points. But still getting the same error.
    – Mohit
    Feb 6, 2018 at 10:22
  • Have you tried using die() instead of wp_die()? Have you tried debugging the actual ajax response in your browser's developer tools (F12)? What does the response say?
    – swissspidy
    Feb 6, 2018 at 10:25
  • updated die() to wp_die() still getting same error. Yes, i have tried there is no error in the ajax code. alert(cont); in ajax file gives correct response but the final response from the tihom_rating_action is giving an error.
    – Mohit
    Feb 6, 2018 at 10:29
  • You're JS is looking for data.success, but you're not sending JSON with a success property. Feb 6, 2018 at 11:17

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