This is a real-life scenario when AOS animations library simply stopped working in my WordPress theme.
I normally prefer to keep a website’s HTML and WordPress theme separate and once the HTML is done, then shift the code into a WordPress theme.
Following my normal procedure when I added the first few lines of code for the header in WordPress and loaded the page, the AOS animations were not working but it was working in my HTML template.
I thought to myself there goes my few hours of debugging this issue as I have tried most of the debugging steps that I could think of at that moment.
If you are facing the same issue with a blank WordPress Theme or you are developing a theme based upon the latest WordPress theme.
Then look for the class “no-js” on the
<body> opening tag and remove the “no-js” class.
If you do not see a “no-js” class in the PHP file then look at the source code in the browser to see if somehow a plugin is adding that class to the
The above solution worked instantly for me and saved me a lot of time debugging.
Hope this helps someone else too, if not you can look for other solutions online or create an issue on AOS GitHub page.
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