I am well aware of a RequireJS feature of Magento 2. I used it quite well for some JS scripts.

require(['jquery', 'ajaxform', ''], function (jQuery)
         // JS code

But now I have a template HTML for which I have custom JS files to perform actions.

Like -

<div class="font-dp">
     <div class="">
          <select class="form-control" id="font-dropdown">

Now here I am fetching options for above select tag dynamically using JSON from a custom JS file. I have not used any JS code on the template file. I have called events on each HTML element from custom JS files. I have nearly 15-20 JS files like this.

So I am confused about how to include these JS files in my custom module. I have rendered my template on front-end using the custom module. How should I add JS files?

  • 1
    Can you use app\code\Custom\Module\view\frontend\layout\XXXXXXX.xml <head></head>?
    – Jackson
    Commented Sep 6, 2016 at 9:32
  • How would it work? It is not requireJS way, is it?
    – HungryDB
    Commented Sep 6, 2016 at 9:41
  • Do you want to include your JS files in your Custom Module right? You need requireJS way ok got it
    – Jackson
    Commented Sep 6, 2016 at 9:45
  • 1
    This will help you magento.stackexchange.com/questions/85851/… & inchoo.net/magento-2/…
    – Jackson
    Commented Sep 6, 2016 at 9:47

2 Answers 2


I found a solution at last. Thanks @mike-smith for reference.

I added something like this in Namespace/Modulename/view/frontend/modulename_index_index.xml

    <!--For CSS-->
    <css src="Namespace_Modulename::css/my_custom.css"/>

    <!--and for JS-->
    <link src="Namespace_Modulename::js/my_custom.js"/>

I added CSS file my_custom.css in Namespace/Modulename/view/frontend/web/css/ folder and JS file my_custom.js in Namespace/Modulename/view/frontend/web/js/ folder.

  • 1
    Is this the recommended way?
    – tread
    Commented Feb 2, 2017 at 14:47
  • Hello @HungryDB, I have added js file but in console it is showing "jQuery not defined", how to add custom js file after jquery load? please reply. Commented Jul 13, 2017 at 12:52
  • 1
    @Vinaya: try this snippet require([ 'jquery'], function($){ $(document).ready(function($) { //your code }); }); Commented Oct 6, 2020 at 17:15

This is how I add dotdotdot library in my magento2 custom theme.

1. Download and add Js Library in your theme following the path:

// app/design/frontend/Namespace/themename/web/js/jquery.dotdotdot.min.js

2. Create a theme's requirejs file as follow and let the requirejs know newly added library.

// app/design/frontend/Namespace/themename/requirejs-config.js
var config = {
   map: {
       '*': {
           dotdotdot: 'js/jquery.dotdotdot.min',

3. Use the added library in your theme's main js file as follow:

// app/design/frontend/Namespace/themename/web/js/main.js
require([ 'jquery' , 'dotdotdot' , 'domReady!'],function($){
    $(window).load(function() {
        //custom js code
        /* $(".product-item-name").each(function(){
        }); */

4. and include your theme's js file in your site's head as follow:

// app/design/frontend/Namespace/themename/Magento_Theme/layout/default_head_blocks.xml
<?xml version="1.0"?>
<page xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xsi:noNamespaceSchemaLocation="urn:magento:framework:View/Layout/etc/page_configuration.xsd">
        <link src="js/main.js"/> 

You can add any external JS library and custom file on every page in magento2.


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