I need a little help getting my head around passing instance variable to a hook.

I am reading the CSS files I need in my template dynamically and storing them in a $settings object that I am keeping inside the scope of my plugin namespace.

So I want to do something like this:

add_action( 'wp_enqueue_scripts',function() {
} );

but obviously I need to pass the $settings->GetCss() return value into the scope somehow.

Do I make my $settings object global somehow? I am not sure how to do that and also not sure its the best approach. Is there anyway to achieve this or do I have to have all the CSS files hardcoded in a static function?

  • Have you tried function() use ( $settings ) {? – fuxia Apr 21 '15 at 14:31
  • That has worked, the code is now firing but it has thrown a load of errors elsewhere which I am going through now. Is it bad practice to queue scipts with anonymous function? I just read elsewhere this is not a good thing to do as you cannot remove the script or something. – Guerrilla Apr 21 '15 at 14:45

The best way to solve this is to simplify your code. Right now, ScriptQueuer::QueueCss() is just a static method, and it is getting its data too late.

You could use an immutable object instead and then just register one of its methods as callback.


class Enqueuer {

    private $stylesheets;

    public function __construct( ArrayObject $stylesheets ) {

        $this->stylesheets = $stylesheets;

    public function enqueue() {

        foreach ( $this->stylesheets as $stylesheet )

add_action( 'wp_enqueue_scripts', [
    new Enqueuer( $settings->GetCss() ),
] );

No need to pass data to the enqueue method, no need for a closure, and the code is easy to read.

  • This is much better. Thanks, going to refactor along these lines. – Guerrilla Apr 21 '15 at 15:47
  • Hahaaa, loving the [] construct! Took me like a full minute to understand. – lkraav Apr 22 '15 at 12:57

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