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Ilja Daderko
Ilja Daderko
8,953 Points

Automatically update jQuery version in your "Starter Pack"


Today I set down and spent some time on a so called "Starter Pack" that is my own version of.. I guess .. Boilerplate, but without any unnecessary cluster, my own responsive grid system, default styles etc.. you get the point.

One issue that I can think of already is, jQuery. Naturally I included latest version (to date), but we all know it will not take long for a new release to come out, thus my question is, how can I update a version of jQuery automatically. It is located in my footer file -- footer.php

<script src="https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/2.0.3/jquery.min.js"></script>

I guess it should be simple to just swap the version number (2.0.3) yo current one. I was thinking of making a php script that grabs such number from jQuery website and than updates it, could also be used to update various other files, yet there must be easier / more automatic way to do this ;D

1 Answer

Ilja Daderko
Ilja Daderko
8,953 Points

Yet, I think using google distributed jQuery is better in terms of cache. I know this might make it more difficult to keep it up to date, yet would help in a long run. Also, this approach gives me latest jQuery 1.x version where as I am looking for 2.x one.