I have this function:

function test_add_my_stylesheet() {
    wp_register_style( 'test-admin-style', plugins_url('../css/style.css', __FILE__) );
    wp_enqueue_style( 'test-admin-style' );

but the css is not loaded in my admin area. Why?

In the html source code from the browser it looks like this:

<link rel='stylesheet' id='test-admin-style-css'  href='http://www.******.com/wp-content/plugins/******/includes/../css/style.css?ver=3.6.1' type='text/css' media='all' />

instead of:

<link rel='stylesheet' id='test-admin-style-css'  href='http://www.******.com/wp-content/plugins/******/css/style.css?ver=3.6.1' type='text/css' media='all' />

Why is that?

how can I fix this part:


to the correct one:

  • I don't see a problem here, the two URLs should fetch the same file. have you actually tried to load the "faulty" url in your browser and see what error do you get? – Mark Kaplun Nov 4 '13 at 10:05
  • Hmm, seems that __FILE__ is causing the problem – Derfder Nov 4 '13 at 11:09


plugins_url( $path, $plugin );

You can use:

wp_enqueue_style( 'test-admin-style', plugins_url( 'plugin-unique-name/css/plugin.min.css') );

or you can use

wp_enqueue_style( 'test-admin-style', plugins_url( 'css/admin.min.css', __FILE__ ) );
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I am just using

    wp_enqueue_style( 'bootstrap', get_stylesheet_directory_uri() . '/css/bootstrap.min.css');
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  • Please add an explanation to your answer: why could that solve the problem? – fuxia Nov 4 '13 at 12:34

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