I'm using woothemes Canvas with a child theme. Additionally, I am using the WP Listings plugin. I am creating a custom listings page template (overriding the plugin template) and I'm having issues recognizing the page type to include scripts/styles on that page type only.


if ( is_page_template( 'single-listing.php' ) ) {
    add_action('wp_enqueue_scripts', 'your_function_name');
    function your_function_name() {

the if statement is returning false, although it is using that file.

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    Hey Due to certain global variables being overwritten during The Loop is_page_template() will not work. In order to use it after The Loop you must call wp_reset_query() after The Loop. Please use wp_reset_query() if is_page_template call within the loop Dec 10, 2014 at 20:25

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I think your problem is how your function is constructed and not your condition as such.

You should not be wrapping your function and your action in a condition like this. Page templates are selected really late in the query by the main query, and I probably think that this is way to late for your action to execute. By the time the condition hits true, the wp_enqueue_scripts hook already executed and cannot be rerun

If this is a single page, and that single page is for a custom post type called listing, you should be using is_singular( 'listing' ) instead of is_page_template()

The correct way would be to wrap your scripts and styles inside your function inside your condition

You can try the following

add_action( 'wp_enqueue_scripts', 'your_function_name' );
function your_function_name() {
    if( is_singular( 'listing' ) {

        // add your scripts and styles


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