WordPress Ajax Callback

I want your help as I am new in Ajax and WordPress. This is a simple plugin and I want to know what I am doing wrong and getting “zero” result


    add_shortcode( 'ajax_shortcode', 'ajax_shortcode_function' );

  function ajax_shortcode_function() {
  wp_register_script ('ajax_script', plugins_url( '/ajax.js', __FILE__ ), plugins_url( '/ajax.js', __FILE__ ), array('jquery'));
  wp_enqueue_script ( 'ajax_script' );
  wp_localize_script ( 'ajax_script', 'ajax', array( 'ajax_url' => admin_url( 'admin-ajax.php' )));

  function my_submit_process() {
    global $wpdb;
    $text1 = $_POST['text1'];
    $text2 = $_POST['text2'];

    echo $text1 + $text2;
echo 'sfdasdfsdfsdfas';
echo $text1 + $text2;

  add_action('wp_ajax_submit_process', 'my_submit_process');
  add_action('wp_ajax_nopriv_submit_process', 'my_submit_process');
<input type="text" id="text1"> +
<input type="text" id="text2">
<button id="button"> = </button>
<div id="result"></div>



$('#button').click(function(e) {
    var val1 = $('#text1').val();
    var val2 = $('#text2').val();
        type: 'POST',
        url: ajax.ajax_url,
        data: { action: 'submit_process', text1: val1, text2: val2 },
        success: function(response) {

    return false;



  1. otinane
    1 Votes

    I just saw that in wp_register_script i have

    plugins_url( '/ajax.js', __FILE__ )

    twice. I removed it and I get the 0 result again

  2. sdexp
    1 Votes

    I see you are using wp_die(). I would put a die() at the end of the method instead of a wp_die() in the middle like that. I don’t know if it would make a difference.

  3. scott
    0 Votes

    It looks odd to me that your ajax_shortcode_function() registers and enqueues your ajax script. According to the codex, you should register/enqueue in functions.php. Additionally, if you only need the url to ajax-admin.php, the tutorial says you can use the global ajaxurl variable and therefore you don’t need to localize your script.

    The other thing that looks odd is my_submit_process() seems to be located within ajax_shortcode_function(). I’d check that the closing brace is in the correct location and try again if it isn’t.

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