WordPress Enqueuing Styles


  1. wp_enqueue_style($handle, $src, $dependency, $version, $media);


$handle(String) (Required) Unique name for the stylesheet.
$src(String) (Optional) URL of stylesheet which will be used inside link tag's src attribute.
$deps(String) (Optional) An array of stylesheet handles this stylesheet depends on.
$ver(String) (Optional) String specifying stylesheet version of stylesheet.
$media(String) (Optional) The media for which this stylesheet is created. e.g 'all', 'print', 'screen' etc

Including internal css file with another css file as a dependency

function themeSlug_enqueue_scripts() {
    wp_enqueue_style( 'themeSlug-reset', get_template_directory_uri() .'/css/reset.css', '1.0.0' );
    wp_enqueue_style( 'themeSlug-style', get_template_directory_uri() .'/style.css', 'themeSlug-reset', '1.0.0');
add_action('wp_enqueue_scripts', 'themeSlug_enqueue_scripts');

Including internal css file

In this case style.css is located in root of the theme's folder

function themeSlug_enqueue_scripts() {
    wp_enqueue_style( 'themeSlug-style', get_template_directory_uri() .'/style.css', '1.0.0');
add_action('wp_enqueue_scripts', 'themeSlug_enqueue_scripts');

Including external css file

In this example we want to include font awesome icon font

function themeSlug_enqueue_scripts() {
    wp_enqueue_style( 'font-awesome', '//cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/font-awesome/4.6.3/css/font-awesome.css');
add_action('wp_enqueue_scripts', 'themeSlug_enqueue_scripts');

Enqueue stylesheets for IE only

add_action( 'wp_enqueue_scripts', 'enqueue_my_styles_and_scripts' );

 * Enqueue styles (or scripts) conditionally.
 * Load stylesheets (or scripts) specifically for IE. IE10 and above does
 * not support conditional comments in standards mode.
 * @link https://gist.github.com/wpscholar/4947518
 * @link https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms537512(v=vs.85).aspx
function enqueue_my_styles_and_scripts() {

    // Internet Explorer specific stylesheet.
    wp_enqueue_style( 'themename-ie', get_stylesheet_directory_uri() . '/css/ie.css', array( 'twentyfifteen-style' ), '20141010' );
    wp_style_add_data( 'themename-ie', 'conditional', 'lte IE 9' );

    // Internet Explorer 7 specific stylesheet.
    wp_enqueue_style( 'themename-ie7', get_stylesheet_directory_uri() . '/css/ie7.css', array( 'twentyfifteen-style' ), '20141010' );
    wp_style_add_data( 'themename-ie7', 'conditional', 'lt IE 8' );


Including internal css file for your Plugin class

class My_Plugin() {
  function __construct() {
    add_action( 'wp_enqueue_scripts', array( $this, 'init_fe_assets' ) );

  public function init_fe_assests() {
    wp_enqueue_style( 'my-plugin', plugin_dir_url( __FILE__ ) . 'assets/css/frontend/plugin.css', array(), '0.0.1', true );

new My_Plugin();

Add Alternative Stylesheets

    <?php wp_enqueue_style('theme-five', get_template_directory_uri() . '/path/to/additional/css'); 
wp_style_add_data('theme-five', 'alt', true); 
wp_style_add_data('theme-five', 'title', __('theme-five.css', 'your-theme-name')); ?>