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WordPress From Bootstrap to WordPress Setup a Bootstrap Theme Add Bootstrap JS via the functions.php File

S Ananda
S Ananda
9,474 Points

Jumbotron appears to have updates that aren't addressed in the video.

My header and footer files from Jumbotron have additional code in them that are not addressed in the video, obviously due to an update. I don't know what to do with the code.

`` <!DOCTYPE html> <html lang="en"> <head> <meta charset="utf-8"> <meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=edge"> <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1"> <!-- The above 3 meta tags must come first in the head; any other head content must come after these tags --> <meta name="description" content=""> <meta name="author" content=""> <link rel="icon" href="../../favicon.ico">

<title>From Bootstrap to WordPress Tutorial</title>

   <!-- IE10 viewport hack for Surface/desktop Windows 8 bug -->
<link href="../../assets/css/ie10-viewport-bug-workaround.css" rel="stylesheet">

<script src="../../assets/js/ie-emulation-modes-warning.js"></script>

<?php wp_head(); ?>

</head> `` The line about IE10 viewport with the link, as well as the next link are not in the video. Also in the footer:

`` <!-- Bootstrap core JavaScript ================================================== --> <!-- Placed at the end of the document so the pages load faster --> <script src="https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.12.4/jquery.min.js"></script> <script>window.jQuery || document.write('<script src="../../assets/js/vendor/jquery.min.js"><\/script>')</script> <script src="../../dist/js/bootstrap.min.js"></script> <!-- IE10 viewport hack for Surface/desktop Windows 8 bug --> <script src="../../assets/js/ie10-viewport-bug-workaround.js"></script>

<?php wp_footer(); ?>

</body> </html>``

the window.jquery script and the IE 10 script are not in the original video.

I don't know if I need to do anything with them. My site worked through adding the shiv and respond scripts, but when I added in the enqueue for js my site totally broke. Nothing showing on the page. The only thing I can figure out is that I need to deal with the lines of code not showing in the video. I get a 500 error code.

2 Answers


I just found a good link that has the answers and a response from Zac Gordon, hope this helps :)



The IE10 scripts will likey be a bug fix for version 10 of the Internet Explorer browser, so it would be up to you if you include them.

White screens are pretty common in WordPress when something is slightly out in the functions.php file, please can you paste the code for your functions file.

S Ananda
S Ananda
9,474 Points

Geez, I should have included it in my original post, sorry.


function theme_styles() {

    wp_enqueue_style( 'bootstrap_css', get_template_directory_uri() . '/css/bootstrap.min.css' );
    wp_enqueue_style( 'main_css', get_template_directory_uri() . '/style.css' );


add_action( 'wp_enqueue_scripts', 'theme_styles' );

function theme_js() {

    global $wp_scripts;

    wp_register_script( 'html5_shiv', 'https://oss.maxcdn.com/html5shiv/3.7.3/html5shiv.min.js', '', '', false );
    wp_register_script( 'respond_js', 'https://oss.maxcdn.com/respond/1.4.2/respond.min.js', '', '', false );

    $wp_scripts->add_data( 'html5_shiv', 'conditional', 'lt IE9' );
    $wp_scripts->add_data( 'respond_js', 'conditional', 'lt IE9' );

    wp_enqueue-script( 'bootstrap_js', get_template_directory_uri() . '/js/bootstrap.min.js', array('jquery'), '', true );

add_action( 'wp_enqueue_scripts', 'theme_js');