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Hi All:

I would like to install gsap into our WordPress site so I can call it from any page.
For Example.
In a WP page, I have

<div id="myDiv"> I'm a big dumb Div</div>

and in the scripts section, before the closing body tag:

TweenLite.from("#myDiv", 2, {opacity:0, delay:0.5});

I'm using a "Functionality Plugin" which is a single plugin file which is used to organize/load custom plugins.
The setup is thus:
in mu-plugins/functionality-plugin.php, I have:

if ( ! defined( 'FUNC_PLUGIN_URL' ) ) {
    define( 'FUNC_PLUGIN_URL', plugin_dir_url( __FILE__ ) );
include( FUNC_PLUGIN_DIR . 'includes/load_gsap.php' );

In includes/load_gsap.php, I have tried to load gsap both locally and via cdn:

function theme_gsap_script() {
    wp_enqueue_script( 'gsap-js', FUNC_PLUGIN_URL . 'js/TweenLite.min.js', array(), false, true );
    wp_enqueue_script( 'gsap-js', 'https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/gsap/1.20.3/TweenLite.min.js', array(), false, true );
add_action( 'wp_enqueue_scripts', 'theme_gsap_script' );

Unfortunately, when I load the page, I get
Uncaught ReferenceError: TweenLite is not defined

Help will be appreciated!

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I'm past the Reference Error.

TweenLite is loading, but the div is not animating.

I've beefed up the script, but no go:

document.addEventListener("DOMContentLoaded", function() {
var theDiv= document.querySelector('#myDiv');
 TweenLite.from(theDiv, 1, {left:-200, rotation:-90, scale:0, delay:1.5});


console: myDiv:

<div id="myDiv"> I'm a big Div</div>



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If you want to animate anything CSS-related, you need to load CSSPlugin. Or just load TweenMax which has all the common tools and plugins (both TweenLite and CSSPlugin are in there). 








Oh, and you don't have to use that querySelector() stuff - GSAP has it built in. So you can simply do this: 

TweenLite.from("#myDiv", 1, {left:-200, rotation:-90, scale:0, delay:1.5});


Does that help?

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