I add a custom JavaScript file with the following code:

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<page xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xsi:noNamespaceSchemaLocation="../../../../../../../lib/internal/Magento/Framework/View/Layout/etc/page_configuration.xsd">
        <link src="VendorNamespace_Module::someJs.js"/>

My problem is that this js file requires jQuery, but it is loaded before the jQuery JavaScript file (when I look at the head section of my html, jQuery.js comes after someJs.js). How can I change this order so that my file is loaded afterwards?

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You don't need to change the order. you just have to declare that your script depends on jquery.
Make your someJs.js file look like this

    //you can add here any other dependencies you have
], function($) {
    ...your file content here

If the js is from an source you cannot modify, like a third party module you can just create your own module that contains a js file with this content


then include that file in the layout instead of VendorNamespace_Module/someJs.js.
This should load jquery before the vendor js.

But on the side note...if you got a third party module that has a js file that does not start with require or define then it might be something wrong with the module.

  • What if this file comes from some module that is a composer dependency and I can not edit it? Or what would be if it comes from some external resource?
    – bpoiss
    Commented Feb 18, 2016 at 12:07
  • you got me here. I don't know yet how to do this. If I find something I will let you know.
    – Marius
    Commented Feb 18, 2016 at 12:11
  • Thank you. If you take a look at rearrange elements in this docs: devdocs.magento.com/guides/v2.0/frontend-dev-guide/layouts/… maybe it is possible to get this working with the move? But I don't know if there are containers for that.
    – bpoiss
    Commented Feb 18, 2016 at 12:13
  • See my edit. Maybe it helps.
    – Marius
    Commented Feb 18, 2016 at 12:20
  • Not exactly what I am looking for, but seems to be a safe workaround for me.
    – bpoiss
    Commented Feb 19, 2016 at 9:57

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