In a WordPress plugin, I need to register and enqueue the external Google Maps API:
wp_register_script(‘mapsapi’, ‘http://maps.googleapis.com/maps/api/js’, array(‘jquery’), ‘3’, true);
the users often have a theme or other plugins which ALSO enqueue and register the same Google Maps API, but with another handle (mine is ‘mapsapi’, their handle can be ‘googlemapsapi’ or ‘gmaps’ or however they want to name it)
And sometimes they load the API even from another url: http://maps.google.com/maps/api/js (the url is different, but the API is the same)
This way, Google Maps API will be included multiple times on user’s page and the maps are not functioning well. Some users have complains about conflicting plugins or a theme conflicting with plugins, thus not working maps.
This is the error thrown in user’s console: “You have included the Google Maps API multiple times on this page. This may cause unexpected errors.”
THE POSSIBLE SOLUTION:
Before I enqueue the maps API, I try to check if the maps API is already enqueued and I try to use the function offered by WordPress: wp_script_is
But: I have to pass as parameter the handle, the name of the script…but how can I know which is the handle used by the theme or by the other plugins for the Google Maps API?
Is there a way I can pass to wp_script_is function a regex string? Or a regex url? Or a simple url?
I really appreciate any help, this drives me crazy since 2014.