I have spent a decent chunk of time trying to find a more reliable way to ensure the JQuery stays enabled without loading bulky plugins or without editing the theme itself. This is due to plugins causing load issues just to have JQuery for your needs or theme edits which are overwritten when the theme updates occur.
This requires loading a 0 impact plugin which allows you to add code edits and inject them into your WordPress installation. This is my favorite all-time plugin [ Code Snippets ].
Then after you install Code Snippets you will just need to activate it, click on [ Import ] and import the file below. Once imported just click [ Save and Activate ]
(Right Click and Save As)
If you still experience issues it could be due to the version I loaded in JQuery, if this happens then replace all the code in the snippet with the code below and save and try again.
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