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JQuery does not load


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3 May 2010 at 8:10am Community Member, 7 Posts


I'm trying to load a custom jQuery script from one of my templates. Heres my code.


(function($) {
   $(document).ready(function() {
alert('jQuery is loaded!');

In the ss-file I have:

<% require javascript(mysite/javascript/Company.js) %>

The script is loaded, but it does not execute the alert. Do i need to include the jQuery library or something? I diden't find anything in the docs (

I'm using SS 2.4 rc2.

Thanks a lot


3 May 2010 at 1:16pm (Last edited: 3 May 2010 1:16pm), Community Member, 133 Posts

Yes you need to include jquery. Load it before Company.js

<% require javascript(mysite/javascript/jquery-1.4.2.min.js) %>
<% require javascript(mysite/javascript/Company.js) %>

Make sure you download jquery and put it in your mysite/javascript folder:


3 May 2010 at 10:06pm Community Member, 7 Posts

Thank you for your answer ampedup.

My thought was, that because of the fact, that jQuery is now the offical JS libary in the 2.4 release, I don't have to extra download and include jquery. Is there no possibility to use the SS jquery library?


4 May 2010 at 11:54am (Last edited: 4 May 2010 11:55am), Community Member, 133 Posts

You could, but you would still need to call require javascript([jquerylocation]) to include it.

I personally prefer to download jquery and include that, or include the google api jquery:

But that's me, I don't know what the consensus of the community is.