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I have properly set up a child theme and am adding stylesheets and scripts in my new functions.php file. The only problem is, my newly enqueued stylesheets are being referenced using the parent theme when the files are located in the child theme folder.

Setting up child theme:

<?php
    add_action( 'wp_enqueue_scripts', 'enqueue_child_theme_styles', PHP_INT_MAX);
    function enqueue_child_theme_styles() {
      wp_enqueue_style( 'parent-theme', get_template_directory_uri().'/style.css' );
      wp_enqueue_style( 'child-theme', get_stylesheet_uri(), array('parent-theme')  );
    }
?>

Adding new styles further into my child's functions.php file:

<?php
function new_scripts() {
    wp_enqueue_style( 'grid', get_template_directory_uri() . '/css/grid.css');
}
add_action( 'wp_enqueue_scripts', 'new_scripts' );

Which shows up this way in my when rendered:

<link media="all" type="text/css" href="/wp-content/themes/parent-theme/css/grid.css?ver=4.2.2" id="grid-css" rel="stylesheet">

I need it to reference href="/wp-content/themes/child-theme/css/grid.css?ver=4.2.2"

Any suggestions?

  • Use wp_enqueue_style( 'grid', get_stylesheet_directory_uri() . '/css/grid.css'); – Mayeenul Islam May 13 '15 at 5:10
  • The method you are using to enqueue the parent style is wrong. Wish that the person who constantly changes the codex would get a cramp :-). This is the correct method. In your new_script() function, get_template_directory_uri() should be get_stylesheet_directory_uri() – Pieter Goosen May 13 '15 at 5:15
  • Thanks for the update on the codex. When I was first learning to use a child theme they had just stopped using @import and I couldn't find a consensus anywhere on the correct methodology. – Heather May 13 '15 at 5:50
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You can use get_stylesheet_directory_uri(); while enqueuing the scripts and styles. It returns the directory path in which your child stylesheet is stored.

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