wp_enqueue_style( string $handle, string $src = , string[] $deps = array(), string|bool|null $ver = false, string $media = ‘all’ )

Enqueues a CSS stylesheet.


Registers the style if source provided (does NOT overwrite) and enqueues.

See also


Name of the stylesheet. Should be unique.
Full URL of the stylesheet, or path of the stylesheet relative to the WordPress root directory.


An array of registered stylesheet handles this stylesheet depends on.


String specifying stylesheet version number, if it has one, which is added to the URL as a query string for cache busting purposes. If version is set to false, a version number is automatically added equal to current installed WordPress version.
If set to null, no version is added.


The media for which this stylesheet has been defined.
Default 'all'. Accepts media types like 'all', 'print' and 'screen', or media queries like ‘(orientation: portrait)’ and ‘(max-width: 640px)’.


More Information


A safe way to add/enqueue a stylesheet file to the WordPress generated page.

wp_enqueue_style( $handle, $src, $deps, $ver, $media );


  • If you are going to use some jQuery UI features you might have to provide your own CSS file: WordPress core does not have a full jQuery UI theme!
  • Default styles that are loaded via WordPress Core can be discerned via the source code on the default styles page.


function wp_enqueue_style( $handle, $src = '', $deps = array(), $ver = false, $media = 'all' ) {
	_wp_scripts_maybe_doing_it_wrong( __FUNCTION__, $handle );

	$wp_styles = wp_styles();

	if ( $src ) {
		$_handle = explode( '?', $handle );
		$wp_styles->add( $_handle[0], $src, $deps, $ver, $media );

	$wp_styles->enqueue( $handle );



User Contributed Notes

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    For proper versioning based on the file’s last modified time, you can use something similar to:

    wp_enqueue_style('main-styles', get_template_directory_uri() . '/css/style.css', array(), filemtime(get_template_directory() . '/css/style.css'), false);

    When the style.css file is updated on the server, WP will append the appropriate timestamp.

    Note: You shouldn’t ever use time() as the 4th parameter or append it to the file, as this will break caching in almost all cases.

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    Using a Hook

    Scripts and styles from a single action hook

     * Proper way to enqueue scripts and styles
    function wpdocs_theme_name_scripts() {
    	wp_enqueue_style( 'style-name', get_stylesheet_uri() );
    	wp_enqueue_script( 'script-name', get_template_directory_uri() . '/js/example.js', array(), '1.0.0', true );
    add_action( 'wp_enqueue_scripts', 'wpdocs_theme_name_scripts' );
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    Load stylesheet only on a plugin’s options page:

     * This example will work at least on WordPress 2.6.3, 
     * but maybe on older versions too.
    add_action( 'admin_init', 'wpdocs_plugin_admin_init' );
    add_action( 'admin_menu', 'wpdocs_plugin_admin_menu' );
     * Register our stylesheet.
    function wpdocs_plugin_admin_init() {
    	wp_register_style( 'wpdocsPluginStylesheet', plugins_url( 'stylesheet.css', __FILE__ ) );
     * Register our plugin page and hook stylesheet loading.
    function wpdocs_plugin_admin_menu() {
    	$page = add_submenu_page( 'edit.php', 
    		__( 'Wpdocs Plugin', 'textdomain' ), 
    		__( 'Wpdocs Plugin', 'textdomain' ),
    		'wpdocs_plugin_manage_menu' );
    	add_action( "admin_print_styles-{$page}", 'wpdocs_plugin_admin_styles' );
     * Enqueue our stylesheet.
    function wpdocs_plugin_admin_styles() {
    	wp_enqueue_style( 'wpdocsPluginStylesheet' );
     * Output our admin page.
    function wpdocs_plugin_manage_menu() {
    	 // ...
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    Override all stylesheets in queue

    /* adds stylesheet file to the end of the queue */
    function wpdocs_override_stylesheets()
        $dir = plugin_dir_url(__FILE__);
        wp_enqueue_style('theme-override', $dir . '/theme-overrides.css', array(), '0.1.0', 'all');
    add_action('wp_enqueue_scripts', 'wpdocs_override_stylesheets', PHP_INT_MAX);
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    Using this method you can enqueue a child theme’s style.css.

    function my_theme_enqueue_styles() {
        $parent_style = 'jobcareertheme';
        wp_enqueue_style( $parent_style, get_template_directory_uri() . '/style.css' );
        wp_enqueue_style( 'child-style',
            get_stylesheet_directory_uri() . '/style.css',
            array( $parent_style ),
    add_action( 'wp_enqueue_scripts', 'my_theme_enqueue_styles' );
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    How to remove ver in URL?

    If you want to remove the ver parameter in URL (for example, to intentionally cache the file), you pass in null instead of false to remove that. For example:

    wp_enqueue_script('oxfam_js_cookie', 'https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/js-cookie/2.1.0/js.cookie.min.js', array(), null, true);

    By doing that, you will get:

    <script type='text/javascript' src='https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/js-cookie/2.1.0/js.cookie.min.js'></script>
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    Note that Google Fonts has changed their URLs, so when embedding multiple font families only one will be loaded. The change is “fundamentally incompatible with how the rest of the world uses query variables and thus PHP itself”.

    The fix is to set null on the $version parameter, which prevents the URL from being parsed and the additional font families lost.

    Trac ticket: https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/49742

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    This is a conditional loading of css file by page template (css will be loaded on on the pages with tamplate-name.php).
    You can change the condition by another one.
    The code should be used in your theme’s function.php.
    Notice: The code works for child themes. If you want to use it in a parent theme replace get_stylesheet_directory_uri() with get_stylesheet_uri().

    $handle = 'wpdocs';
    wp_register_style( $handle, get_stylesheet_directory_uri().'/relative/path/to/stylesheet.css', array(), '', true );
    if ( is_page_template( 'template-name.php' ) ) {
    	wp_enqueue_style( $handle );
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    There are functions that can remove the version numbers after they are added appropriately. look for
    which can remove them and
    The hook that is often used to run this. A common symptom will be version numbers missing on all attached scripts and stylesheets.

    For more info see https://stackoverflow.com/questions/36805009/wordpress-css-and-js-version-numbers-not-working

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    Load an IE-specific stylesheet:

    add_action( 'wp_enqueue_scripts', 'enqueue_my_styles' );
    function enqueue_my_styles() {
        global $wp_styles;
        // Load the main stylesheet
        wp_enqueue_style( 'my-theme', get_stylesheet_uri() );
         * Load our IE-only stylesheet for all versions of IE:
         * <!--[if IE]> ... <![endif]-->
         * NOTE: It is also possible to just check and see if the $is_IE global in WordPress is set to true before 
         * calling the wp_enqueue_style() function.  If you are trying to load a stylesheet for all browsers 
         * EXCEPT for IE, then you would HAVE to check the $is_IE global since WordPress doesn't have a way to 
         * properly handle non-IE conditional comments.
        wp_enqueue_style( 'my-theme-ie', get_stylesheet_directory_uri() . "/css/ie.css", array( 'my-theme' )  );
        $wp_styles->add_data( 'my-theme-ie', 'conditional', 'IE' );

    Found here (more code samples for version-specific IE stylesheets): https://gist.github.com/wpscholar/4947518#file-functions-php

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    When enqueueing your theme stylesheet, use wp_get_theme()->get( 'Version' ) to get the latest version number from your style.css file. Great for cache busting when you make changes to your styles.


    wp_enqueue_style( 'my=theme', get_template_directory_uri() . '/style.css', array(), wp_get_theme()->get( 'Version' ), 'all' );
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    If you use this code it automatic clear your cache, it will change the automatic version in the steel sheet

    //if you want to see on your screen
    print_r( filemtime( get_template_directory() . '/style.css' ) );
    function wpdocs_scripts() {
        wp_enqueue_style( 'stylesheet', get_stylesheet_uri(), array(), filemtime( get_template_directory() . '/style.css' ) );
    add_action( 'wp_enqueue_scripts', 'wpdocs_scripts' );
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    To make use of file.asset.php generated by `@wordpress/scripts` build command, you can use the following:

    // assuming you're using a modified 3rd-party CSS framework like bootstrap, call bootstrap's built dependencies file
    $bootstrap = require_once get_template_directory_uri() . '/build/bootstrap.asset.php';
    // Call your global CSS file (perhaps you're also writing CSS per page that you'll enqueue later)
    $global_dependencies = require_once get_template_directory_uri() . '/build/global.asset.php';
    // Load "bootstrap" css with
    	get_template_directory_uri() . '/build/bootstrap.css',
    // Load your global css after 'bootstrap' css with the dependencies array (since that doesn't get popualted by build script)
    	get_template_directory_uri() . '/build/global.css',
    	array( 'bootstrap' ),

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