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Joomla Mootools and jQuery Compatibility

Joomla Mootools and jQuery Compatibility

In this series of post I will outline some common techniques to help Joomla extensions development.

As you know #Joomla is shipped with Mootools library which assign $ also to Ajax. Here is 2 tips that will allow you to use jQuery scripts without any modifications (most of the time you will find tips to assign jQuery to something else than $ and rewrite your scripts)

First it is recommended to include always mootools first to avoid jQuery conflict issues

JHTML::_('behavior.mootools'); $document = JFactory::getDocument(); $document->addScript(JURI::root() . "media/com_cedtag/js/jquery.1.7.2.min.js");

then to run jQuery in noConflict mode. Note that here I do not assign jQuery to any alias.


Till here, this is what you will find on all #Joomla forums, posts over the internet. The last tips is what make the difference!

Instead of using a different alias for the jQuery object (when using noConflict), you can write your jQuery code by wrapping it all in a closure. This can be done in the document.ready function

$script = "jQuery(function($) { $();

});"; $document->addScriptDeclaration($script);

This way you are not force to rewrite your scripts to use another alias (replacing $ with jquery alias for example in all your scripts). This make inclusion of jQuery really easy!

Happy Coding!

About The Author

Cédric Walter

I worked with various Insurances companies across Switzerland on online applications handling billion premium volumes. I love to continuously spark my creativity in many different and challenging open-source projects fueled by my great passion for innovation and blockchain technology.In my technical role as a senior software engineer and Blockchain consultant, I help to define and implement innovative solutions in the scope of both blockchain and traditional products, solutions, and services. I can support the full spectrum of software development activities, starting from analyzing ideas and business cases and up to the production deployment of the solutions.I'm the Founder and CEO of Disruptr GmbH.