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

Enqueue a CSS stylesheet.


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

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(string) (Required) Name of the stylesheet. Should be unique.


(string) (Optional) Full URL of the stylesheet, or path of the stylesheet relative to the WordPress root directory.

Default value: ''


(string[]) (Optional) An array of registered stylesheet handles this stylesheet depends on.

Default value: array()


(string|bool|null) (Optional) 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.

Default value: false


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

Default value: 'all'

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.


File: wp-includes/functions.wp-styles.php

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 );


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2.6.0 Introduced.

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