Uploadify with jQuery noConflict

Yesterday I tried to implement on a webpage the Uploadify 3.1. I downloaded the zip package from the official website. It didn’t contain an example code usage, this was a bad omen. Anyway, I used it before, so I could easily set up and integrate it on the page.

But it didn’t work.

The place – where the upload button should have been –  changed the mouse pointer but the button was invisible. Also I could click on it and then browse for files with it, but the file was not uploaded. I’ve searched for a while after such a bug and after spending a few hours with the search engine, I found out that Uploadify has problems when the $ function is not the jQuery. In my case the $ was the Prototype and the jQuery was the $j. In the Uploadify jquery plugin I tried to replace all the relevant $ functions with $j, but it still didn’t work.

Briefly: if $ is not jQuery, then don’t use Uploadify, unless you want to rewrite the Uploadify jQuery plugin and recompile the Uploadify flash component.

One thought on “Uploadify with jQuery noConflict”

  1. Had the same problem. Arrived to the same solution! Either that or use a previous version of uploadify.
    I know version 2.1.4 works with prototype also.

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