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[solved] jQuery(document).ready(function() not working in admin


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18 July 2009 at 9:55am (Last edited: 20 July 2009 12:06am), Community Member, 271 Posts

I try to get jquery to work in the admin of the cms, but it does not recognize page elements like input.text or #Form_EditForm_Title.

I forced an alert with

Wich popups before the SS loadingscreen is gone.

But what i think is dat the RightAdminside is loaded after the complete page is loaded?

Is there a way to load all the pageelements before the complete page is rendered?


19 July 2009 at 1:05am Forum Moderator, 5511 Posts

Make sure when you write your file you wrap your jquery in a function($) to stop conflicts. $(document).ready() should mean that the form fields exist so you shouldn't have any issues. For an example of using jquery in the cms look at the model admin JS code. This was the first part of SS written in jquery so provides the main reference.


20 July 2009 at 12:02am (Last edited: 20 July 2009 12:03am), Community Member, 271 Posts

Thanks its working now!

I didnt got the extra wrapper arround my code:

(function($) {




17 February 2011 at 4:28am Community Member, 95 Posts

I have some jQuery in the CMS Admin which matches field content to the Title field

I have my jQuery working,

Problem is, if I click on a page in the Left Hand side bar of the Admin to edit a different page, which obviously reloads the form as normal
yet now my Jquery doesn't work on this form.

If I refresh/reload the whole page it works again (its a pain having to refresh the whole page everytime

anybody come across this kinda thing?

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