[wp-hackers] Adding JS to a Page based upon the used shortcodes

Casey Bisson casey.bisson at gmail.com
Fri May 2 13:06:54 GMT 2008

I haven't checked this in 2.5, but I believe you could hook into  
template_redirect. The posts have been queried, but nothing has been  
output to the browser at that point. You could sniff the content and  
add wp_enqueue_script hooks then.


On May 2, 2008, at 7:13 AM, Alexander Beutl wrote:

> Hi,
> I am working on an image gallerie plugin using the new shortcodes  
> and I want
> to add some options to define
> a) how the gallerie should look
> b) which JS is used (thickbox, lytebox, jQuery Lightbox, and some  
> others,
> which will do really different things like slideshows, flash like  
> galleries,
> carousels and stuff)
> While I could make this be defined consistantly between all pages  
> when using
> options, I want to make it costomizable per Post (or per Gallerie I  
> should
> say, since one could use more then one gallerie and one could use a  
> gallerie
> in template) using attributes in the shortcodes.
> I know about the wp_enqueue_script command but this doesn't work  
> when called
> inside the shortcode function since this is much to late (head is out
> allready) - and I do not know about any functionality how to know  
> about the
> used shortcodes before I am in the shortcode function. Is there any  
> way to
> do this?
> Yes maybe it would work to write the JS directly into the body but  
> this
> isn't a good solution. Any ideas?
> Thanks
> Alex
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