Using jQuery

Last edited: 5/16/2011

If you look at the templates provided in the Starter Set, you will notice that in the head of all templates there is a link to an external script called "monkcms.js". This file is required to control the behavior of a number of MonkCMS features like member logins, the media player and search.

We have chosen to use the excellent jQuery javascript framework because of its robust feature set, ease of use (especially for those coming from a CSS background), great documentation and strong developer community. A compressed version of jQuery is included in monkcms.js.

Because of this, the library is automatically available for use on all of your templates. We have been able to extend the functionality of our clients' sites in a myriad of ways through the use of jQuery, and encourage you to check out all that it has to offer you.

Some helpful places to start: