I'm extremely new to Wordpress, and I've offered to help out with a project that uses it.

In a new page I'm creating, I need to use javascript/jQuery to write out the html dynamically - it doesn't seem to be working? I believe I read there was something special that needed to be done, but I can't figure out. I tried changing the $ to jQuery, but that didn't work either.

<script type="text/javascript">
        type: "GET",
        url: "link-here",
        dataType: "text",
        success: function(data) {alert(CSVToArray(data));}
        error: function(){ alert('error');}

I have this at the top - the alert isn't even called. How can I get this working?

Edit It looks like jQuery is loaded for all but the admin page - correct?

//jQuery Insert From Google
if (!is_admin()) add_action("wp_enqueue_scripts", "my_jquery_enqueue", 11);
function my_jquery_enqueue() {
   wp_register_script('jquery', "http" . ($_SERVER['SERVER_PORT'] == 443 ? "s" : "") . "://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.7.2/jquery.min.js", false, null);

Edit Two It looks like the code I wrote is being wrapped in <p> tags. This must mean that the script doesn't belong in the New Page. Where should the code go?

  • do you have access to the theme functions.php?
    – ifdion
    Sep 24, 2012 at 3:11
  • I do. I can make changes to it.
    – Cody
    Sep 24, 2012 at 3:16
  • Why the downvote?
    – Cody
    Sep 24, 2012 at 7:43
  • The downvotes are probably for the lack of research effort. If you search our site for include jquery you will find the answer.
    – fuxia
    Oct 1, 2012 at 17:34
  • 1
    My question was about including it in a page - not a page template. I couldn't find anything regarding this.
    – Cody
    Oct 1, 2012 at 20:19

2 Answers 2


You need to make sure that jQuery is loaded, so that you can use it.

In functions.php:

function namespace_enqueue_scripts() {
    if ( is_page( 'slug-of-new-page-you-are-creating' ) )
add_action( 'wp_enqueue_scripts', 'namespace_enqueue_scripts' );
  • Made an edit to my post
    – Cody
    Sep 24, 2012 at 3:24
  • I agree, it looks like jQuery is loaded in the front end, and not in the back end. Sep 24, 2012 at 3:29
  • So what is it I need to do?
    – Cody
    Sep 24, 2012 at 3:29
  • Do you have <php wp_head(); ?> somewhere in your header.php? Sep 24, 2012 at 3:31
  • yes, I do - is there something needed in the new page besides putting the code in a script tag?
    – Cody
    Sep 24, 2012 at 3:36

Ah, now I feel dumb. The problem was how I was putting the script into the page.

This solved my problem:

<script type="text/javascript"><!--//--><![CDATA[//><!--

Using Javascript

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