I've been using Wordpress for a while, and I really like it \o/... I've written plugins for the Joomla platform but I'm sort of struggling getting going on the wordpress platform :

Here's my plan. I'm in the process of writing a plugin that uses Flash to allow the user to record audio from the soundcard (my idea is to allow the user to record a podcast through the web site).

I have a questions (so many questions...) but I'll go with these few :

I am using wp-enqueue to load the Javascript libraries into the page or post as it is loaded. Currently I'm using add_action('init', 'register_libraries'); to register the javascript libraries - and I think that works - but it also shows in the administration page (where this plugin won't be used).

So I had a look a the codex page and it suggests that I should be using init - it says that init is "Typically used by plugins to initialize". But that also includes the administration side, which I don't want for this plugin. Any suggestions what I should do instead?

In addition, and perhaps this should be a separate question - I wanted to load flash during the loading of the plugin - how should I do that - any ideas?...

I know... It's a bit noobish...

1 Answer 1


you should use wp_print_scripts hook for your scripts instead of init and in your callback make sure that you are not in the administration pages something like this:

function register_libraries(){
    if (!is_admin()){
     //enqueue your scripts here

as for adding flash, that should be a separate question just make sure to add more details about it.

  • Any reason you're recommending using wp_print_scripts, rather than wp_enqueue_scripts? +1 for the if ( ! is_admin() ) suggestion, regardless. Feb 16, 2012 at 3:54
  • @ChipBennett good question, it would work either way but its not my favorite workflow, wp_print_scripts is the action that runs when scripts are output to the template. wp_register_script and wp_enqueue_script are functions for registering/enqueueing scripts to be output when wp_print_scripts runs. so in this point it makes no difference
    – Bainternet
    Feb 16, 2012 at 8:53
  • Thanks... i'll add the admin check into my code, and try the wo_print_scripts. I think there's a bit of reading for me to do through the codex... Feb 16, 2012 at 9:37
  • @Bainternet but you're enqueueing scripts; semantically that should be done at the hook for enqueueing scripts. Practically, it should be done there, just as a matter of considerate practice, so that there are still later hooks available to override the action. I treat wp_print_scripts as a last resort only. Feb 16, 2012 at 14:35
  • @ChipBennett that approach is correct in my book too but you still have a filter to remove scripts even at that point.
    – Bainternet
    Feb 16, 2012 at 20:30

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