To add the jquery, plus my own file (main.js), I pasted this piece of code in my local.xml:

    <block type="core/text" name="google.cdn.jquery">
        <action method="setText">
            <text><![CDATA[<script src="//ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.7.1/jquery.min.js"></script><script>window.jQuery||document.write('<script src="/path/to/your/jquery.js">\x3c/script>');</script><script>jQuery.noConflict();</script>]]></text>

    <action method="addItem">

Seems alright, but when I use this function in my main.js file, it doesn't do anything. Not even a console error:


I know this will probably be marked as a duplicate, but all the answers I've found don't seem to work. I have tried changing the classname, but that also did not work.


So I found out jQuery does work, with this:

var $j=jQuery.noConflict();

But there is still a problem.


Works fine, but when I call a class, like this:


It does nothing. I checked the classname alot, and even changed a few times to test. Didn't work. Is it possible, that jQuery 1.10.2 uses another form of calling classes?


Seems I had forgotten to place the .click function within the $j(document).ready() function... stupid me

  • What happens if you use $ instead of $j ? Or directly jQuery ? Sep 5, 2016 at 14:31
  • The answer I got this from specifically said I should use $j, because of the noConflict() that was added. Using $ results in errors in the console, saying that the .click function has a property of null Sep 5, 2016 at 14:38
  • Using jQuery gives the exact same result Sep 5, 2016 at 14:38

1 Answer 1


As you mentioned that you should use $j because of the noConflict() I'm pretty you can fix your issue by replacing:



$j = jQuery.noConflict();

Edit: the problem was that the OP forgot to use $j(document).ready in its main js code.

  • It didn't do alot, except for giving a console error stating: $j(...).cycle is not a function. This error came from slideshow.js, one of the standard js files that are in the sample data Sep 5, 2016 at 14:43
  • @MaartenWolfsen interesting I'm not too sure what's going on here. could you check your source code and ensure you don't have another jQuery library file loaded from somewhere else ? Sep 5, 2016 at 14:46
  • I do have another jquery library file loaded, by magento itself. It's loaded by RWD default: /skin/frontend/rwd/default/js/lib/jquery-1.10.2.min.js Sep 5, 2016 at 14:48
  • @MaartenWolfsen that's probably what the issue is. Having the original magento jQuery library loaded + the one you're adding is causing issues Sep 5, 2016 at 14:50
  • The weird thing is, using the original magento jQuery library, it is still nog doing anything. Even while adding the $j = jQuery.noConflict(); method. Sep 5, 2016 at 14:52

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