Jason Jason - 4 months ago 21
Javascript Question

ReferenceError: _ is not defined

I am using a jQuery based WordPress Twitter widget and receive the error "

ReferenceError: _ is not defined
".

Am not sure how to declare the variable "_".

Here is the widget:

<script type="text/javascript">
<!--//--><![CDATA[//><!--

function twitterCallback2(twitters) {

var statusHTML = [];
for (var i=0; i<twitters.length; i++){
var username = twitters[i].user.screen_name;
var status = twitters[i].text.replace(/((https?|s?ftp|ssh)\:\/\/[^"\s\<\>]*[^.,;'">\:\s\<\>\)\]\!])/g, function(url) {
return '<a href="'+url+'">'+url+'</a>';
}).replace(/\B@([_a-z0-9]+)/ig, function(reply) {
return reply.charAt(0)+'<a href="http://twitter.com/'+reply.substring(1)+'">'+reply.substring(1)+'</a>';
});
statusHTML.push( '\
<li class="tweet">\
<span class="content">'+status+'\
<a style="font-size:85%" class="time" href="http://twitter.com/'+username+'/statuses/'+twitters[i].id_str+'">('+relative_time(twitters[i].created_at)+')</a></span>\
<div class="clearfix"></div></li>' );
}
document.getElementById('twitter_update_list_<?php echo $unique_id; ?>').innerHTML = statusHTML.join('');

var template = '\
<span class="author">\
<img src="<%= user.profile_image_url %>">&nbsp;\
<a class="username" href="http://twitter.com/<%= user.screen_name %>">\
<strong><%= user.screen_name %></strong>\
</a>\
</span>';
jQuery( _.template( template, { user: twitters[0].user } )).insertAfter('.bizsteam_twitter ul');
}

function relative_time(time_value) {
var values = time_value.split( " " );
time_value = values[1] + " " + values[2] + ", " + values[5] + " " + values[3];
var parsed_date = Date.parse(time_value);
var relative_to = (arguments.length > 1) ? arguments[1] : new Date();
var delta = parseInt((relative_to.getTime() - parsed_date) / 1000);
delta = delta + (relative_to.getTimezoneOffset() * 60);

if (delta < 60) {
return 'less than a minute ago';
} else if(delta < 120) {
return 'about a minute ago';
} else if(delta < (60*60)) {
return (parseInt(delta / 60)).toString() + ' minutes ago';
} else if(delta < (120*60)) {
return 'about an hour ago';
} else if(delta < (24*60*60)) {
return 'about ' + (parseInt(delta / 3600)).toString() + ' hours ago';
} else if(delta < (48*60*60)) {
return '1 day ago';
} else {
return (parseInt(delta / 86400)).toString() + ' days ago';
}
}
//-->!]]>

</script>
<?php
if($exclude_replies != ''){ $exclude_replies_str = '&amp;exclude_replies='.$exclude_replies; } else { $exclude_replies_str = ''; }
?>
<script type="text/javascript" src="http://api.twitter.com/1/statuses/user_timeline/<?php echo $twitter_username; ?>.json?callback=twitterCallback2&amp;count=<?php echo $twitter_count; ?>&amp;include_rts=t<?php echo $exclude_replies_str; ?>"></script>


Firebug states that the line of code with the error is:

jQuery( _.template( template, { user: twitters[0].user } )).insertAfter('.bizsteam_twitter ul');


Any help would be greatly appreciated

Answer

Your widget has Underscore.js/LoDash.js as dependency.

You can get them here: underscore, lodash

Try prepending this to your code, so you can see if it works:

<script type="text/javascript" src="//cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/lodash.js/0.10.0/lodash.min.js"></script>