Your jQuery code is error free, everything should be running fine in your WordPress website, but it isn’t! You have noticed the “$ is not a function” error in your console. The problem isn’t your code, its the combination of both jQuery and WordPress (more specifically prototype). Luckily its a quick fix, albeit tedious for alot of code.

The Fix

As previously mentioned the fix is actually quite simple. Just replace your ‘$’ variable with ‘jQuery. This is known as Aliasing the jQuery namespace” See the example below.


$(document).ready(function () {
$("p").text("Your Code");


jQuery(document).ready(function () {
jQuery("p").text("Your Code");

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