Retrieves stylesheet directory URI for current theme.


(string) URI to current theme's stylesheet directory.

More Information

  • The returned URI does not contain a trailing slash.
  • This function returns a properly-formed URI; in other words, it will be a web-address (starting with http:// or https:// for SSL). As such, it is most appropriately used for links, referencing additional stylesheets, or probably most commonly, images.
  • In the event a child theme is being used, this function will return the child’s theme directory URI. Use get_template_directory_uri() to avoid being overridden by a child theme.
  • If you want to include a local file in PHP, use get_stylesheet_directory() instead.


File: wp-includes/theme.php

function get_stylesheet_directory_uri() {
	$stylesheet         = str_replace( '%2F', '/', rawurlencode( get_stylesheet() ) );
	$theme_root_uri     = get_theme_root_uri( $stylesheet );
	$stylesheet_dir_uri = "$theme_root_uri/$stylesheet";

	 * Filters the stylesheet directory URI.
	 * @since 1.5.0
	 * @param string $stylesheet_dir_uri Stylesheet directory URI.
	 * @param string $stylesheet         Name of the activated theme's directory.
	 * @param string $theme_root_uri     Themes root URI.
	return apply_filters( 'stylesheet_directory_uri', $stylesheet_dir_uri, $stylesheet, $theme_root_uri );


Version Description
1.5.0 Introduced.

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