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    Hi everyone

    I’m having a little trouble with my ajax calls here.

    The site I’m working on never used to be on wordpress but since I ported it over I have come across a problem regarding the way my contact form works. First of all, there is a script called contact.js which has a function validating the fields in the form, and if successful it should make an ajax call to a file called ajax.php.

    Below is how it was implemented before:

      type: "POST",
    url: "ajax.php",
      data:  { trigger: "contactrequest",message: message,name: name,email: email,subject: subject,type: type },
      success: function(msg){
         alert( msg );

    This is using the jQuery method. Unfortunately the file cannot be found by wordpress as there is no absolute path. I don’t want to hard-code it as I will be porting the site to a different server when done so there must be a way of somehow making sure it points in the right direction? The ajax.php file is in my theme root folder, and the contact.js which calls it is in a subfolder called “js”.

    Any help in this matter is greatly appreciated as this is an important part of the site and needs to be implemented in this way.

    Thank you!

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