Can I use multiple versions of jQuery on the same page?

Yes. To use multiple versions of jQuery on the same page without conflicts, you can utilize the jQuery.noConflict() method. This ensures that different versions of jQuery coexist peacefully by relinquishing control of the $ alias, allowing you to explicitly specify which version to use when needed.

<script>var $jq = jQuery.noConflict(true);</script> <script> $(document).ready(function(){ $("button").click(function(){ alert($().jquery); alert($jq().jquery); }); }); </script>

While executing code, the $.noConflict() method is used to relinquish control of the $ variable, returning it to the first library that initially implemented it. This helps prevent conflicts between multiple JavaScript libraries that may be using the $ symbol for different purposes on the same web page.

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<html> <head> <title>Multiple Version</title> <script src=""></script> <script src=""></script> <script>var $jq = jQuery.noConflict(true);</script> <script> $(document).ready(function(){ $("button").click(function(){ alert($().jquery); // This prints v3.3.1 alert($jq().jquery); // This prints v1.4.2 }); }); </script> </head> <body> <button>Check Multiple version</button> </body> </html>

jQuery.noConflict() method

jQuery.noConflict() method's functionality. It allows for the peaceful coexistence of multiple JavaScript frameworks or libraries, as it releases control of the $ shortcut identifier. In jQuery's context, $ is essentially an alias for jQuery, ensuring that all jQuery functionality remains accessible without the need for the $ symbol. If multiple versions of jQuery are loaded, calling $.noConflict(true) from the second version will restore the globally scoped jQuery variables to those of the first version, helping to mitigate potential conflicts and compatibility issues.


It is possible to use multiple versions of jQuery on the same page, but it's not recommended. To do so, you can employ the jQuery.noConflict() method to prevent conflicts between the versions and release control of the $ alias. However, it's generally best practice to avoid multiple jQuery versions whenever possible to maintain code simplicity and reduce potential compatibility issues.