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Basic Instructions

  • Hi I’m using the code below on my page, and it works fine, but I don’t want the code on the actual WordPress page, I want it in headers or elsewhere because if input I on the page itself it creates space. I didn’t understand the instructions for adding to the text field on the options page, and although I’m no dummy I’m no coder – newbies like me need examples, otherwise we wouldn’t need plugins in the first place. If anyone can help with this I’ll provide a step by step instruction manual with screen shots (idiot’s guide) to make it easier for everyone to use what is a potentially great plugin. Earl…

    <script src=”http://code.jquery.com/jquery-1.9.0.js”></script>
    <script src=”http://code.jquery.com/ui/1.10.0/jquery-ui.js”></script>
    <button id=”opener”>open the dialog</button>
    <div id=”dialog” title=”Dialog Title”>I’m a dialog</div>
    $( “#dialog” ).dialog({ autoOpen: false });
    $( “#opener” ).click(function() {
    $( “#dialog” ).dialog( “open” );

    All I want on the actual wordpress page is :

    <button id=”opener”>open the dialog</button>
    <div id=”dialog” title=”Dialog Title”>I’m a dialog</div>


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  • Plugin Author David Gwyer


    Hi Earl,

    Thanks for using the Plugin. 🙂

    It is designed to add all scripts in the header so you can just add clean HTML markup in your posts/pages.

    Here are the steps:

    1. Add your jQuery code to the Plugin options page, and Save. In your case it will be something like:

    jQuery(document).ready(function($) {
        $( "#dialog" ).dialog({ autoOpen: false });
        $( "#opener" ).click(function() { $( "#dialog" ).dialog( "open" ); });

    2. Then on a post/page in Text mode add:

    <div id="dialog" title="Basic dialog">
      <p>This is an animated dialog which is useful for displaying information. The dialog window can be moved, resized and closed with the 'x' icon.</p>
    <button id="opener">Open Dialog</button>

    3. That’s it. Save and view your page.

    Following the above steps you can easily add any jQuery UI widgets to your site as described on the official site: http://jqueryui.com/.

    Hi David, thanks very much, I’m not sure why I couldn’t get it working before, but is now working…I’ve uploaded the custom stylesheet (and no warning message), but am not sure how to get it working on the page – do I have to declare the style/class on the page? e.g.
    <div id=”dialog” title=”Basic dialog” style=””custom/whatever”>
    – the filename is jquery-ui-1.10.0.custom.css
    – a custom option does not appear on the available themes droplist on the settings page

    I also tried changing the theme from the standard ‘UI light’ in the setting to Eggplant, just to see what happens, but no change on the page


    Also, does the plugin put the script into a header? (e.g. Mythme/header.php) the reason I’m asking is because of concerns of overwrites of the script when my theme is updated (twenty eleven)

    Many thanks Earl

    Plugin Author David Gwyer


    Hi Earl,

    The Plugin add the scripts to the header yes.

    You can add some custom CSS directly to the Plugin options too if you need to, but if you want to add a CSS file then you can enqueue it in the normal way. You could write a simple Plugin to do this if necessary.


    Hi David, thanks for that, but, I’m a bit confused. In the options I can upload my custom css file, but I need to write a plugin to use the css file? (Themeroller). Or do I just paste the css from the themeroller file into the text area, and update? I’m sure I’ve done that before, and it didn’t work, regards, Earl

    Plugin Author David Gwyer


    No, I meant if you don’t add you custom CSS to the Plugin options page direct you can enqueue any custom CSS file via a Plugin if you need to. The choice is up to you.

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