Ran into this today with a WP site I was working on. I didn’t want the default version of jquery that’s included now with wordpress, so I found this handy dandy script so that I could load the latest from google. I just added it to the bottom of my functions.php file:


//forcing jquery to load the version we want
function my_scripts_method() {
    wp_deregister_script( 'jquery' );
    wp_register_script( 'jquery', 'https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.7.1/jquery.min.js');
    wp_enqueue_script( 'jquery' );
add_action('wp_enqueue_scripts', 'my_scripts_method');