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Plugin and Theme Slider conflict

Posted: September 28, 2013 at 10:20 pm


September 28, 2013 at 10:20 pm

I have a good amount of plugins in my theme. All of them doesn’t effect the function of my current theme. However, when I activate Event Expresso, my main slider (camera slider) disappears.

Here are the specs.
Wordpress 3.6.1
Event Expresso Version is 3.1.35.P
This is a new installation.
The development website is

When I run firebug and and check my console errors, I see the following error.

var placeholders = $([]),

I’m not sure how to fix this. My knowledge in jquery and javascript is null. I only know html, css, and learning php. Jquery is next, but don’t know anything right now when I need it. Need some help.


September 30, 2013 at 1:10 am


Are there any updates available for your theme?

In respect to the error, I would say it is due to the code using the shorthand version of jQuery ($) instead of jQuery, without declaring it. This is an old article but it will give you an idea of what I mean –

To fix it would require editing the themes jQuery so that it either uses jQuery instead of $ or correctly goes into no conflict mode. You could attempt this yourself or contact the theme developer.

The jQuery error aside you will start to run into other problems soon. The jQuery supplied with WordPress is currently 1.10.2. Your theme is forcing an older version (1.7.2) and some plugins may struggle with that.


September 30, 2013 at 8:16 am


No- no update to the theme.

I don’t know javascript nor jquery at this time. I know html, css, and learning php. Jquery is the next tool I’m going to learn. But I don’t know any jquery now to fix it.

Developer (at template monster) said they don’t support 3rd party plugins. Obviously I’m not going to purchase any of their themes anymore. Because it’s a jQuery problem and not a plugin problem.

I tried the jQuery updater plugin but it still didn’t work.

I guess I just need a temporary/immediate fix. I just want to fix the errors to make my theme and event expresso work right ‘now’. I’ve been trying to find another theme, but I can’t find one that fits the style and aesthetics.

Eventually I would like to learn html, css, php, jquery…etc so I can develop my own theme, become a developer you can say. I just don’t know how to fix it now. Any temporary fix will be greatly appreciated.


  • Support Staff

September 30, 2013 at 10:23 am

Hi there,

If you look on line 9 of the theme’s touchTouch.jquery.js file this line:


should be changed to:



October 2, 2013 at 8:19 pm

Thanks for your help. I just had a developer friend fix the whole issue. Updated the jQuery in the theme.

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