get_stylesheet_directory(): string

Retrieves stylesheet directory path for the active theme.


string Path to active theme's stylesheet directory.

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File: wp-includes/theme.php. View all references

function get_stylesheet_directory() {
	$stylesheet     = get_stylesheet();
	$theme_root     = get_theme_root( $stylesheet );
	$stylesheet_dir = "$theme_root/$stylesheet";

	 * Filters the stylesheet directory path for the active theme.
	 * @since 1.5.0
	 * @param string $stylesheet_dir Absolute path to the active theme.
	 * @param string $stylesheet     Directory name of the active theme.
	 * @param string $theme_root     Absolute path to themes directory.
	return apply_filters( 'stylesheet_directory', $stylesheet_dir, $stylesheet, $theme_root );

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Version Description
1.5.0 Introduced.

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User Contributed Notes

  1. Skip to note 2 content
    Contributed by Andrew Schultz

    You can also use the constant “STYLESHEETPATH” in replacement of get_stylesheet_directory()

  2. Skip to note 3 content
    Contributed by Matthias Baier

    get_stylesheet_directory() retrieves the child-theme’s directory.
    If you want to retrieve the parent-theme’s directory use get_template_directory() instead or even better loacate_template() – This way Wordpress automatically uses your child themes directory to look for your resource – if there is a child-theme-file present it will use this one instead. No need for enqueuing anything.

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