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wp_register_script() WP 1.0

Register a new script.

Registers a script to be enqueued later using the wp_enqueue_script() function.

No Hooks.


true|false. Whether the script has been registered. True on success, false on failure.


wp_register_script( $handle, $src, $deps, $ver, $in_footer );
$handle(string) (required)
Name of the script. Should be unique.
$src(string|true|false) (required)
Full URL of the script, or path of the script relative to the WordPress root directory. If source is set to false, script is an alias of other scripts it depends on.
An array of registered script handles this script depends on.
Default: empty array
String specifying script version number, if it has one, which is added to the URL as a query string for cache busting purposes. If version is set to false, a version number is automatically added equal to current installed WordPress version. If set to null, no version is added.
Whether to enqueue the script before </body> instead of in the <head>.
Default: 'false'



Since 2.1.0 Introduced.
Since 4.3.0 A return value was added.

Code of wp_register_script() WP 5.8

function wp_register_script( $handle, $src, $deps = array(), $ver = false, $in_footer = false ) {
	_wp_scripts_maybe_doing_it_wrong( __FUNCTION__, $handle );

	$wp_scripts = wp_scripts();

	$registered = $wp_scripts->add( $handle, $src, $deps, $ver );
	if ( $in_footer ) {
		$wp_scripts->add_data( $handle, 'group', 1 );

	return $registered;

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