Uncaught ReferenceError: $ is not defined?

Uncaught ReferenceError: $ is not defined?

How come this code throws an

Uncaught ReferenceError: $ is not defined

when it was OK before?
$(document).ready(function() {
$(‘#tabs > ul’).tabs({ fx: { opacity: ‘toggle’ } });
$(‘#featuredvid > ul’).tabs();

Results in tabs don’t close anymore.
jQuery is referenced in the header:


Solution 1:

You should put the references to the jquery scripts first.

<script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript" src="/js/jquery-1.2.6.min.js"></script>
<script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript" src="/js/jquery-ui-personalized-1.5.2.packed.js"></script>
<script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript" src="/js/sprinkle.js"></script>

Solution 2:

You are calling the ready function before the jQuery JavaScript is included. Reference jQuery first.

Solution 3:

This is what solved it for me. Originally I went to Google and copied and pasted their suggested snippet for jQuery on their CDN page:

<script src="//ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.9.1/jquery.min.js"></script>

The snippet does not include the HTTP: or HTTPS: in the src attribute but my browser, FireFox, needed it so I changed it to:
edit: this worked for me with Google Chrome as well

<script src="http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.9.1/jquery.min.js"></script>

Then it worked.

Solution 4:

If your custom script is loaded before the jQuery plugin is loaded to the browser then this type of problem may occur. So, always keep your own JavaScript or jQuery code after calling the jQuery plugin so the solution for this is :

First add the link to the jQuery file hosted at GoogleApis or a local jQuery file that you will download from http://jquery.com/download/ and host on your server:

<script src="//ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.9.1/jquery.min.js"></script>

or any plugin for jQuery. Then put your custom script file link or code:

<script src="js/custom.js" type="text/javascript"></script>

Solution 5:

In my case I was putting my .js file before the jQuery script link, putting the .js file after jQuery script link solved my issue.

<script src="http://code.jquery.com/jquery-1.10.2.js"></script>
<script src="http://code.jquery.com/ui/1.11.2/jquery-ui.js"></script>
<script src="http://maxcdn.bootstrapcdn.com/bootstrap/3.2.0/js/bootstrap.min.js"></script>
<script src="exponential.js"></script>

Solution 6:

Okay, my problem was different – it was Document Security model in Chrome.

Looking at the answers here, it was obvious that I was somehow not loading my jquery files before calling the $(document).ready() etc. functions. However, they were all in the correct positions.

In my case, this was because I was accessing the content over a secure HTTPS connection, whereas the page was trying to download the CDN hosted data from google, etc. The solution was to store them locally and then include then directly rather than from the CDN each time.

Edit: The other way of doing this is to link to all the CDN-hosted stuff as https:// rather than http:// – then the model doesn’t complain.