I never Enqueued the main stylesheet I'm using on my Wordpress site in the functions.php doc. I just uploaded the stylesheet to the site. Everything works, but I now want to dequeue the stylesheet on a specific page template. How would I go about enqueueing the stylesheet? I'm not sure why my stylesheet works even though I haven't enqueued it.

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    Many themes hard-include style.css. Does your header.php file have something similar to <link rel="stylesheet" href="<? bloginfo('stylesheet_url'); ?>" type="text/css" /> Oct 18, 2016 at 19:24

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style.css is a requirement for any theme. Therefore you cannot dequeue it. You can however have a blank (except for the comments) style.css and enqueue another stylesheet for certain templates. To do so you would use wp_enqueue_scripts() like so :

function my_enqueue_style() {
  if ( is_front_page() ) {
    wp_enqueue_style( 'mystyle', get_stylesheet_directory_uri() . '/mystyle.css' );

add_action( 'wp_enqueue_scripts', 'my_enqueue_style' );
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    +1, but what about get_stylesheet_directory_uri()
    – prosti
    Oct 18, 2016 at 20:16
  • good point- changed it.
    – mantis
    Oct 18, 2016 at 20:28
  • Thank you for the answer. Common sense tells me I should Include this function near the top of my template code. Is that correct? Anywhere specifically it should go? Oct 18, 2016 at 20:56
  • You're welcome :) Actually it should go in functions.php of you theme.
    – mantis
    Oct 19, 2016 at 8:03

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