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I’ve got a wordpress site running. I’ve bound a jquery click event to a <div> tag using the ID as a selector.

The relevant code is below:

    $(document).ready(function() {
        $( "#homepage_contact_form" ).click(function() {
          alert( "Handler for .click() called." );


<div id="homepage_contact_form" class="et_pb_module et_pb_contact_form_container clearfix  et_pb_contact_form_0">

However, the event is not triggering.

The thing works if I simulate it in jsfiddle (, but it doesn’t work on the actual page.

Relevant information:

  • This is a WordPress site using the Divi theme. The js is being inserted through the ePanel
  • You can find the actual page with the source code above at




  1. Please replace all $ by jQuery. I think it works with:

        jQuery(document).ready(function() {
            jQuery( "#homepage_contact_form" ).click(function() {
              alert( "Handler for .click() called." );

    Hope that helps.

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  2. Have you imported the jQuery library on your page?

    <script type="text/javascript" src=""></script>

    Make sure you put it before the link to your local .js file as well.

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  3. At the end of your jquery library file there is jQuery.noConflict();

    This means the the $ is not available and you will have to use jQuery instead

    // use jQuery as the initial object and pass $ in as 
    // the parameter to the ready method so that $ is available inside it
    jQuery(document).ready(function($) {
      $("#homepage_contact_form").click(function() {
        alert("Handler for .click() called.");
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