Is it possible to add external javascripts directly into the .info file of a theme?
e.g scripts[] = http://cdn.jquerytools.org/1.2.6/jquery.tools.min.js

  • Are you just seeking to add the CDN version of jQuery Tools to your theme, or are you explicitly asking whether can be done from a theme's .info file?
    – mpdonadio
    Jan 9, 2012 at 21:17
  • It is explicitly to add external javascript to the .info file
    – JurgenR
    Jan 10, 2012 at 7:38
  • So you wanted to add it to the .info file and you accepted an answer that doesn't talk about the .info file at all and shows the drupal_add_js method?
    – mpdonadio
    Jan 10, 2012 at 11:49
  • Yes if it doesn't work in the info file I'm glad with the best possible solution.
    – JurgenR
    Jan 10, 2012 at 12:55

2 Answers 2


In your theme's template.php file use drupal_add_js() to the page preprocess method (or an equivalent preprocess).

function hook_preprocess_page(&$vars) {
  drupal_add_js('http://cdn.jquerytools.org/1.2.6/jquery.tools.min.js', 'external');
  • I get a javascript error when using this function, when i put the script inside (footer) html.tpl.php it is working.
    – JurgenR
    Jan 10, 2012 at 9:23
  • What error? Does Drupal output the correct looking script markup when using this function if you check the source code? Jan 10, 2012 at 9:28
  • Adding the options array fixed it. Guess it was a problem with weight. drupal_add_js('cdn.jquerytools.org/1.2.6/jquery.tools.min.js', array('type' => 'external', 'scope' => 'header', 'weight' => 10)); Thnx!
    – JurgenR
    Jan 10, 2012 at 9:37
  • @Jurgen drupal_add_js() accepts also a string as second parameter; in that case, it is considered as the "type" index used from the $options array. If you need to set other options, then you have to use an array.
    – apaderno
    Jan 31, 2012 at 18:29
  • @drmonkeyninja How to add JS in any module..??
    – Nishant
    Oct 10, 2014 at 10:59

The method of adding javascript depends on for what you are adding javascript for. There are different ways to add js.

  • By defining in the theme.info file.

  • Adding it inline.

  • Adding an external js file.

You can add a js info file with this simple line of code

scripts[] = js/myscript.js

Or you can use the php function provided by drupal drupal_add_js

This functions lets you easily add a JavaScript file or helps in setting an inline code to any page in your theme and it takes 5 parameters (you see it in the api reference).

There is an detail post on this here.


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