Absolutely! I’m using it for an accordion widget in my soon to be released theme. I’ve also written a tutorial for creating a TOOLs powered welcome slider:
It works great, causes no conflicts and it’s very lightweight. Be sure to include the js at the top your header btw, because other JS scripts might cause conflicts if they are loaded first.
If you make anything cool with it let me know
Do think that slider could be used to feature posts with their images and titles? I’m excited to play with it when your site is back up.
jQuery is native to WordPress. In my custom theme I try to leverage what’s built-in as much as possible and jQuery is very flexible. This looks like the standard jQuery library conveniently packaged with some popular applications. I’m not sure what if anything it adds to what’s already in WP.
jQuery UI is a little bloated, but you can customize the components you want to include:
Didn’t know the team at FlowPlayer have their own UI library.
Got to check it out!
jQuery UI is a little bloated
But the whole thing is included in WP by default, right? Are there parts you can safely strip out?
Take a look at your /wp-includes/js/jquery directory.
WP has the UI files separated by component, so it’s not bundled as one file.
So you should be good.
Still, FlowPlayer’s jQuery Tools is smaller as a whole.
I was using jQuery Tools for tabs on my site – they were much easier to implement than the UI ones for some reason and I also wanted to use their scroller for something else. Problem is, it’s causing a conflict with the avatar cropper. As soon as I stop including the tools library, the cropper works. Very frustrating.
@miri, I am having the same exact problem, can you please contact me, I would like to see what you did to fix the problem.
You have to make sure that jQuery Tools isn’t conflicting with WordPress’ jQuery call.
Thanks r-a-y-, I know that works, but I am having trouble getting that to work as well. I don’t know which function to add inside of the wrapper. I only know HTML and can’t figure this out for the life of me.