Im currently trying to integrate a superfish menu into my wordpress theme, however it seems to be disappearing. I believe i have coded the js and the css correctly... can someone give me a pointer as to whats up? Or how to integrate into the functions.php


Ok.... so i put the functions back into my header.php as below:

 <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" />
<title><?php bloginfo('name'); ?> <?php if ( is_single() ) { ?> &raquo; Blog Archive <?php } ?> <?php wp_title(); ?></title>
<meta name="keywords" content="Holiday, free CSS template, clean, neat, aqua, white, templatemo" />
<meta name="description" content="Holiday is a clean and neat free CSS template using aqua and white colors." />
<link rel="stylesheet" href="<?php bloginfo('stylesheet_url'); ?>" type="text/css" />
 <script src="https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.6.2/jquery.min.js">     </script>
<script type="text/javascript" charset="utf-8"></script>
<?php function my_theme_scripts() {
wp_register_script( 'jquery' );
wp_enqueue_script( 'superfish', 'js/superfish.js', array( 'jquery' ) );
add_action('init', 'my_theme_scripts');



<?php wp_nav_menu( array( 'theme_location' => 'primary', 'menu_class' => 'sf-menu', ) ); ?> 
  • BTW please note that the superfish.css is being called in my style.css via a @import rule... but it is there....
    – Kirsty
    Nov 19, 2012 at 18:43

2 Answers 2


You might want to take a look at the wp_enqueue_script() documentation and modify your code to follow standard WordPress practice. Then look at your output and verify that your JS is being loaded.

  • Hi Stephen, i take it that the enqueue script goes in the functions file?
    – Kirsty
    Nov 19, 2012 at 18:43
  • Yes, wp_enqueue_script() calls belong in functions.php, inside a callback hooked into an appropriate action hook. But more importantly, your actual script does not account for jQuery no-conflict mode, which WordPress enforces. Nov 19, 2012 at 18:45
  • See Chip's comment above.
    – Steve
    Nov 19, 2012 at 18:46
  • Hi Chip, Thanks for this... so for example if im calling this JS script.... Will it be like this for example <?php function my_scripts_method() { wp_enqueue_script( 'custom-script', get_template_directory_uri() . '/js/custom_script.js', array('jquery') ); } add_action('wp_enqueue_scripts', 'my_scripts_method'); ?>
    – Kirsty
    Nov 19, 2012 at 18:47
  • Hi guys, can you check out the above and see if i have written that right?
    – Kirsty
    Nov 19, 2012 at 18:51

You're also going to run into trouble due to this line in header.php:

<script src="https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.6.2/jquery.min.js">     </script>

You're loading an old version of jQuery, and then enqueueing the core-bundled version of jQuery. So, you've got two, probably incompatible, jQuery libraries loaded at the same time.

Get rid of the hard-coded jQuery script link, and just use the core-bundled version that you enqueue.

  • oh right ok...... i will try that... is it because its trying to load two different types of jquery?
    – Kirsty
    Nov 19, 2012 at 22:15
  • well i removed that and and it stopped loading the js altogether, even thou its in the functions file :S
    – Kirsty
    Nov 19, 2012 at 22:17
  • Do you have a live link to the rendered output? Nov 19, 2012 at 22:50

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