Tag Archives: JavaScript

Behind the Websites: JavaScript the WordPress Way / Part 2

In Part 1 we introduced the wp_register_script and wp_enqueue_script functions developed to avoid JavaScript conflicts.

In this section we’ll deal with a more complicated example. We’ll also take what we’ve learnt about including JavaScript and apply it to our CSS.

Behind the Websites: JavaScript the WordPress Way / Part 1

Problems arise when your theme or plugin both use the same JavaScript library or if Prototype and jQuery are both used on the same site.

Two of the most important WordPress functions are often ignored by WordPress theme and plugin developers. Introducing: wp_register_script and wp_enqueue_script.

Behind the Websites: Charging for themes? Do the right thing!

Of all the Wordpress functions, I think wp_register_script, wp_register_style, wp_enqueue_script, and, wp_enqueue_style are the most elegant.

Behind the Websites: Partying like it’s 1999

Within a couple of months of writing that I prefered my own base JavaScript file to an exisiting framework, I was a convert to jQuery. Why the turnaround?

Behind the Websites: Including WordPress’s comment-reply.js (the right way)

Since threaded comments were enabled in Wordpress 2.7, most themes check if the visitor is browsing either a page or a post and adds the JavaScript required for threaded comments if they are.

I prefer a slight variation

Behind the Websites: Caching on the Google AJAX Libraries API

Using the Google Ajax Libraries API, there are several options for specifying the version numbers of the library you wish to use, for example, three URLs point to the latest version of jQuery.

Behind the Websites: JavaScript Equal Height Columns

The desire for equal height columns in a CSS layout is nothing new; there are many solutions available, some use JavaScript, others use CSS with negative margins, and then, there’s the faux columns method using background images. All of these methods have their place as perfectly valid solutions, and, depending on the situation, may be the best solution available.

Behind the Websites: Base JavaScript File

Upcoming posts on JavaScript will include references to functions in my base JavaScript file; rather than explain these functions each time, they?ll be detailed in this post for future reference.