I'm new to civicrm so I'm not totally sure if I'm using all the right language here.

Something seems to be messed up with the way civiCRM is resolving system paths. Causing jQuery to fail in resolving its own path and/or paths to some of the assets.

This problem is manifesting itself as a javascript error which causes various front-end features to break.

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  • I have attempted running the tools at: Admin > System Settings > Cleanup Caches and Update Paths. No effect.
  • I've looked at /wp-content/uploads/civcrm/civcrm.settings.php the paths look correct.
  • /wp-content/uploads/civicrm/templates_c/ is getting new files written, so I don't believe there is a permissions issue.

Any ideas?

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That first error, "SyntaxError: expected expression, got "<" suggests that something in WordPress - a poorly behaving theme or plugin - is injecting text on every page load. That'll screw up CiviCRM.

I would troubleshoot this by switching to one of the core themes (e.g. twentyseventeen) and disabling plugins (ideally on a test site if this site is already live). Assuming the problem goes away, you can turn things back on to identify the bad actor.

  • Exactly, such as a footer code, for example.
    – Christia
    Commented Dec 14, 2018 at 12:18

Check your Directories and Resource URLs - both under Administer > System Settings

  • What exactly am I looking for here? Commented Dec 14, 2018 at 4:28
  • you want to check you have got all the paths set up correctly
    – petednz - fuzion
    Commented Dec 14, 2018 at 5:14
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    Feel free to post a screenshot of your paths and the URL of your installation so we others can see if they look correct if you are unsure. A lot of times I'll just reset them to whatever the system things they should be and then make sure that the file paths have correct chmod and chown, etc.
    – Christia
    Commented Dec 14, 2018 at 12:19

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