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I’ve built a child theme of Divi Theme to use with Buddypress. So far so good, except for a script conflict on commenting buttons.

The theme load a javascript (js/custom.js at 2642:2662) with the following function:

    $( 'a[href*=#]:not([href=#])' ).click( function() {
        if ( $(this).closest( '.woocommerce-tabs' ).length && $(this).closest( '.tabs' ).length ) {
            return false;

        if ( location.pathname.replace( /^//,'' ) == this.pathname.replace( /^//,'' ) && location.hostname == this.hostname ) {
            var target = $( this.hash );
            target = target.length ? target : $( '[name=' + this.hash.slice(1) +']' );
            if ( target.length ) {
                et_pb_smooth_scroll( target, false, 800 );

                if ( ! $( '#main-header' ).hasClass( 'et-fixed-header' ) && $( 'body' ).hasClass( 'et_fixed_nav' ) && $( window ).width() > 980 ) {
                        et_pb_smooth_scroll( target, false, 200);
                    }, 500 );

                return false;

This event target the same button that Buddypress use for commenting, preventing AJAX form from loading on click.

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I don’t want to edit the parent theme (custom.js). How can I prevent this conflict? Is there a workaround, maybe from functions.php?


Using [wp_dequeue_script][4] to load that script later, didn’t work. When using this code in functions.php

function de_script() {
    wp_dequeue_script( 'divi-custom-script' );
add_action( 'wp_print_scripts', 'de_script', 100 );

then the full script (custom.js) was not loaded at all.



  1. Chosen as BEST ANSWER

    First of all, to resolve the javascript conflict I've set up a simple tl_custom.js under my theme js/ folder, with the following code

    jQuery(document).ready(function($) {
        //  Remove handler set by themes/Divi/js/custom.js at line 2642
        $( 'a[href*=#]:not([href=#])' ).off();

    Then I add the script with the following code in functions.php

    function tl_custom_scripts() {
        if ( ! is_admin() ) {
            $scriptsrc = get_stylesheet_directory_uri() . '/js/';
            wp_register_script( 'tl_custom', $scriptsrc . 'tl_custom.js', '', '', true );
            wp_enqueue_script( 'tl_custom' );
    add_action( 'wp_enqueue_scripts', 'tl_custom_scripts', 20 );

    The main problem is that the parent theme register custom.js in the footer, so I had to set the wp_register_script last parameter to true and then set add_action priority to 20.

  2. this answer may be a bit too late now but I am currently working on an inherited project of which I continued working on. I found that they were using a Divi theme on an updated WordPress which triggers all the errors above.

    I inspected the source error and I found that this selector was incorrect:

    $( 'a[href*=#]:not([href=#])' )

    I fixed this by changing it to this without compromising any functionality:

    $( 'a[href*=\#]:not([href=\#])' )

    It also works with this:

    $( 'a[href*="#"]:not([href="#"])' )

    The issue was fixed and the functionality for that block of code is still working.

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