Using “jQuery” instead of “$” in WordPress

In jQuery, the dollar sign character ($) is a shortcut used to represent “jQuery”. You can start your expressions like this:


But, other JS libraries and frameworks also use this character, so with WordPress you must use “JQuery” instead of “$”.


There is a workaround where you can wrap the code in an anonymous function and still use “$”.

(function($) {
})( jQuery );

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