How do you add a script on the footer of the post editor ? I'm adding a meta box under the post editor and I need to include a javascript before the closing body tag (on the footer)

How do I achieve this ?

The script is not needed on the front-end just on that meta_box (just on the post editor page)

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Hook into 'admin_footer-post-new.php' and 'admin_footer-post.php', check the global variable $post_type:

add_action( 'admin_footer-post-new.php', 'wpse_73692_script' );
add_action( 'admin_footer-post.php', 'wpse_73692_script' );

function wpse_73692_script()
    if ( 'post' !== $GLOBALS['post_type'] )

<script>alert( '<?php echo $GLOBALS['post_type'];?>' );</script>
  • Where would you add this on a multi-site installation where you just want the script to fire in just one particular site?
    – Lynn
    Commented Jan 11, 2013 at 20:17
  • @Lynn In a plugin. Themes should handle the front-end only.
    – fuxia
    Commented Jan 11, 2013 at 20:21
  • Ugh. For reasons i can't go into nor care to debate, I can't do this via a plugin. Or install a new one (new company policy right now). And out of interest in learning WP, I want to know if I could just put this into the functions.php file relevant to the one site I want my jQuery to fire on (when the Publish button is clicked) and have it hook into admin footer from there.
    – Lynn
    Commented Jan 11, 2013 at 20:27
  • @Lynn Then do it so. Try it, it should work.
    – fuxia
    Commented Jan 11, 2013 at 20:33

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