Both of these jquery files are listed in the page’s source code. WordPress builds these pages automatically so it’s not just a simple matter of editing basic HTML.
I’m told by the author of the Glossary plugin that if I disable the second one it works like a charm. He said, “As you can see, this is a problem caused by neither our plugin nor the 3rd party script.”
I’ve additionally been told that if I temporarily switch my Simplify theme to a basic theme such as Twenty Twelve I will see if that fixes the issue. If it does, the theme is to blame and the theme can be edited to remove the conflict. I switched themes as suggested and it completely healed the problem I was having in getting the full functionality of the Glossary plugin I’m using. I don’t know what I should edit to remove the problem with Simplify.
The problem is, I don’t know what it is about Simplify’s coding that is causing the page to load two different conflicting versions of jquery. If I don’t fix this problem I’ll be stuck with a page having 2,284 glossary terms instead of just a few starting with just the letter A and NONE of the anticipated Tooltip text is showing up on any term whatsoever. In other words, Simplify appears to have almost completely broken this plugin. This long a scrolling page is intimidating to new visitors to the page.
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