How to stop JQuery Animate function from moving entire page

Tags: jquery,css,html,scroll,jquery-animate

Problem :

I'm having trouble getting the animate function to only move the specified DIV. Instead, it moves the entire page. If you click "RSVP" on the link below you can see what I am talking about. I've tried switching it to call only certain ID's (ie .wrap vs #header) but it didn't do anything. How do you get it to only animate the header and not scroll anything else?

Here's my code. There's more to it, but I only included the JQuery that had fade/scroll properties:

    type: "POST",
    url: "",
    data: dataString,
    dataType: "json",
    success: function(data) {
      if ( data.status == 'pass' ) {

          $('#rsvp-form').html('<div class="rsvp-received">' +data.response+ '</div>').fadeIn(1000);


        myTimer = $.timer(2500,function(){

          $('#rsvp .rsvp-link').click();


      else {

        $('#rsvp-form').append('<div class="error">' +data.response+ '</div>');
        $('#rsvp .submit').fadeIn('500');


  return false;            


  $('#nav-rsvp a').unbind();
$('#nav-rsvp a, .rsvp-link').click(function(){
  if ( $('.wrap').hasClass('open') ) {
  top: '-=115'
  }, 750, 'easeInOutCubic');
  else {
  top: '+=115'
  }, 750, 'easeInOutCubic');
return false;


Here is he complimenting CSS:

/* === Header Section === */
#header {
background:url(wp-content/themes/Retro/images/structure/body_bg.png) repeat-x scroll center bottom transparent;
padding: 0 0 13px;
width: 100%;
z-index: 100;
#header .section_inn {
padding-top: 0;
background:url( repeat-x;
width: 100%;
height: 130px;
z-index: 1000;
#header .wrap {
background: none repeat scroll 0 0 transparent;
width: auto;

Thanks guys!

Solution :

I found the fix by accident. My JQuery file had a working onload from my previous question. See (my previous question). However, when I was messing my the default jquery file that the wordpress theme came with, I saw that their onload was a bit different. I tried changing it just for kicks and it fixed it. Not sure why, but it did.

The fix was changing (function($){})(jQuery); to

jQuery( document ).ready( function( $ ) {} );

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