My theme looks good and it works so far, but in the first seconds of loading the whole layout looks buggy: http://andreapuiatti.de/screenshots/cssstylebug.png

I think is because the css has been loaded with a delay but even positioning the wp_enqueue_style on the top of my functions.php doesn't make any difference

Any Idea on how to fix that?

Follows part of the functions.php

// Load Stylesheets
function addMyStyles() {

    wp_register_style('reset', get_template_directory_uri().'/reset.css');
    wp_register_style('style', get_template_directory_uri().'/style.css', array('reset') );


add_action('wp_head', 'addMyStyles');

// Load Scripts
if ( !function_exists( 'core_mods' ) ) {
    function core_mods() {
        if ( !is_admin() ) {
            wp_deregister_script( 'jquery' );
            wp_register_script( 'jquery', ( "//ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.9.1/jquery.min.js" ), false);
            wp_enqueue_script( 'jquery' );
    add_action( 'wp_enqueue_scripts', 'core_mods' );

function addMyScripts() {
    /*wp_register_script( 'modernizr', get_template_directory_uri().'/_/js/modernizr.js', null, false );
    wp_enqueue_script( 'modernizr' );*/

    wp_register_script( 'jwplayer', get_template_directory_uri().'/_/js/jwplayer.js', null, false );
    wp_enqueue_script( 'jwplayer' );

    wp_register_script( 'bootstrap', get_template_directory_uri().'/_/js/bootstrap.js', array('jquery'), false );
    wp_enqueue_script( 'bootstrap' );

    wp_register_script( 'spk_slide', get_template_directory_uri().'/_/js/slides.js', array('jquery'), false );
    wp_enqueue_script( 'spk_slide' );
//add_action('wp_enqueue_scripts', 'addMyScripts');

// Add slider to front page
function my_enqueue_stuff() {
  if ( is_front_page() ) {
add_action( 'wp_enqueue_scripts', 'my_enqueue_stuff' );

SOLVED: after research I found out that that effect name is FOUC (flash of unstyled content). I just had to increase the priority of the function which is adding the stylesheets to get them added to the head section: add_action( 'wp_enqueue_scripts', 'core_mods','2' ).

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    Need to see a live example to really pin down this problem. Sounds like your CSS isn't loading in the <head> of your site so the content displays, then the CSS is loaded, then the browsers suddenly styles your page.
    – kingkool68
    Commented Aug 4, 2013 at 15:18
  • You should post that as a proper answer, but the core_mods function just hijacks the Core JQuery. I don't see how that alters where the stylesheet loads. Something is still missing.
    – s_ha_dum
    Commented Aug 5, 2013 at 13:42

1 Answer 1


Changing the position of wp_enqueue_style inside functions.php will make no difference at all. Scripts and styles are printed on a couple of hooks. Placement of the registration functions inside functions.php is not a factor.

Your stylesheets are loading in the footer. Neither wp_enqueue_style nor wp_register_style have an $in_footer parameter like wp_enqueue_script and wp_register-script.

I have to assume that your theme is loading the scripts manually hooked to wp_footer. Look for add_action('wp_footer',.

Please edit your question to include the code that includes the stylesheets. That will help with improving this answer.

  • no... as you can see I added the stylesheet on wp_head Commented Aug 4, 2013 at 18:06
  • and here the header which of course contains the wp_head() call jsfiddle.net/QVHSn Commented Aug 4, 2013 at 18:10
  • @AndreaPuiatti : When I look at the source, taken for the address bar in the image you posted, the stylesheets are in the footer. Look down around line 340 in the generated HTML.
    – s_ha_dum
    Commented Aug 4, 2013 at 18:13
  • @AndreaPuiatti : I admin that I don't know why the scripts are loading at the bottom. Something odd is happening somewhere in code not posted.
    – s_ha_dum
    Commented Aug 4, 2013 at 18:16
  • thank you but that's another website! Commented Aug 4, 2013 at 18:17

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