Hello I have an old Joomla 2.5 site. I use the jQueryEasy for optimization and if I dont I get some random mootools error.

My issue is : I want to use the draggable() method of jQuery UI. It seems that the jQueryEasy doesnt load the correct jQuery UI ( the one with the other libraries like draggable ).

What I tried:

Inside a component's view I tried to load the cdns from jQuery and jQuery UI.

<script src="/js/jquery-1.12.4.js"></script>
<script src="/js/jquery-ui-1.12.0.js"></script>
<div id="test">
jQuery(function() {

No errors , just not working.

Load the same version of jQuery + UI from the jQueryEasy plugin.

Same story. No errors , and didnt work.

Created a new file in joomla root folder ( wanted to test a file outside of Joomla Environment )

This worked perfectly. So I reached to the conclusion that the issue here is the jQueryEasy plugin.

Stopped the plugin and tested the 1st step

Worked again.

I cant unpublish the plugin, so is there any other way to load the correct jQuery UI and get my hands on draggable() method ?

  • not an answer, but you might give a shot to toomanyfiles, another plugin that enabled jQuery, it has a thorough configuration to choose the cdn / local versions of libraries. It's worth a shot. Aug 10, 2016 at 7:07

1 Answer 1


I got it.

jQueryEasy has a feature to ignore some scripts for getting stripped.

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I removed the initialise of jQuery UI, I loaded it manually from template and excluded from plugin and everything worked like a charm

  • So you're going to load jQuery UI on every single page even though you may not need it? Not the best idea...it's a big library
    – Lodder
    Nov 8, 2016 at 13:01
  • @Lodder With the "template" I meant the view I need it. No Need to add it on main template
    – IseNgaRt
    Jan 9, 2017 at 11:47

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