- WordPress has built-in support for the jQuery library. The wp enqueue script function has a list of supported jQuery libraries and widgets but none for MooTools.
- Some of my favorite WordPress plugins like the NextGen gallery use jQuery so I have to load the jQuery library on my website.
- I found better and simpler jQuery scripts to replace MooTabs and SmoothGallery on my website.
Since jQuery is so well integrated into the WordPress platform, I don’t wish to reinvent the wheel and use MooTools on top of jQuery.
I found this on another’s blogs explaining the differences between jQuery and MooTools:
If you go to the jQuery site, here’s what it says at the top of the page:
…and if you go to MooTools, this is what you’ll find: