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Re: Highly interactive theme. MooTools not compatible?

Jeff Sayre


Irrespective of application, the MooTools framework and the jQuery toolkit do not always play well together.

So, it is not that MooTools is not allowed in BuddyPress, it is that since jQuery is the Javascript library selected to be used in BP, you may have issues when trying to get MooTools to function properly in BP.

A couple of suggestions:

  • If by chance you are using Slimbox make sure it is Slimbox2 and not Slimbox1, as the latter relied on the Mootools framework. Slimbox2 was rewritten to utilize jQuery.
  • The use of the “$” can be a big source of the conflict. Both MooTools and jQuery attempt to claim the “$” as their own.
  • Finally, if you are not running the latest version of MooTools, upgrading may help as version 1.2.3 introduced framework compatibility mode. Read more about it here:

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