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Enqueue the WordPress Stylesheet to Always Take Precedence

By February 15, 2013August 15th, 2023No Comments

WordPress aficionados everywhere have declared that enqueueing custom stylesheets and scripts is a best practice, and I am not one to go against the word of the experts, thus that is how it should be done.

I kept finding however that once I would enqueue the stylesheet, I would still have times when the theme’s primary stylesheet would take precedence.  So I dug deeper and found that I also needed to set priority on my stylesheet because I wanted my custom styles to have the final say.  So this is how I finally got all of my custom styles to take precedence.  In this example, the stylesheet is titled “custom.css” and I set the priority at 12 to make sure that it was the boss…

Hope it helps and works for you!


Enqueueing the WordPress Stylesheet and Setting Priority:


/*———————- Adding Custom Stylesheet————————————–*/


function add_sweet_p_css() {

// Register stylesheet

wp_register_style( ‘sweet-p-style’, get_template_directory_uri() . ‘/custom.css’ );

// Enqueue stylesheet

wp_enqueue_style( ‘sweet-p-style’ );


add_action( ‘wp_enqueue_scripts’, ‘add_sweet_p_css’, 12 );