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Help fix a WordPress Parse error

Can someone please help me with this error

Parse error: syntax error, unexpected '.' in C:\wamp\public_html/wp-content/themes/treehouse-prtfolio/functions.php on line 16

2 Answers

Austin Whipple
Austin Whipple
29,725 Points

So it looks like you need to double check your final wp_enqueue_script() line. I think you're missing a parenthesis to close your dependency array before closing wp_enqueue_script arguments.


wp_enqueue_script( 'main_js', get_template_directory_uri() . '/js/app.js' , array('jquery', 'foundation_js'), '', true);

It works now, Thank you so much Austin. You save me from a lot of frustration.

Austin Whipple
Austin Whipple
29,725 Points


Looks like a simple typo in your code somewhere. Possibly just a period (.) that shouldn't be there, or an earlier error on the same line where, say, an echo statement isn't properly concatenating something. The error reports the error on line 16. If you can't see an issue on that line, try a line or two earlier.

For additional help, it would be good to include a copy of your code in your question. Check out the Markdown Cheatsheet below the editor for help formatting the code.

I'm sorry it's not unexpected '.' but unexpected ';' and this is my code below.


function wpt_theme_styles() {

    wp_enqueue_style( 'foundation_css', get_template_directory_uri() . '/css/foundation.css');
    wp_enqueue_style( 'normalize_css', get_template_directory_uri() . '/css/normalize.css');
    wp_enqueue_style( 'google_fonts', 'http://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Asap:400,700,400italic,700italic');
    wp_enqueue_style( 'main_css', get_template_directory_uri() . '/style.css');

add_action('wp_enqueue_scripts', 'wpt_theme_styles');

function wpt_theme_js(){
    wp_enqueue_script( 'modernizr_js', get_template_directory_uri() . '/js/modernizr.js' , '', '', false);
    wp_enqueue_script( 'foundation_js', get_template_directory_uri() . '/js/foundation.js' , array('jquery'), '', true);
    wp_enqueue_script( 'main_js', get_template_directory_uri() . '/js/app.js' , array('jquery', 'foundation_js', '', true);

add_action( 'wp_enqueue_scripts', 'wpt_theme_js');