I did a plugin who call enqueue style inside a shortcode. But when i add my shortcode in a text widget the enqueue style are not included en the page.

wp_enqueue_style('css-rfnb', RFNB_PLUGIN_DIR_URL . 'css/rfnb.css');

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To properly include style you need to do it with wp_enqueue_scripts action.

With a shortcode, you need to include the file differently as the header has already been send.

One way, Can be to include file in the shortcode. Other way, in the wp_enqueue_scripts callback function can be to scan the_content, detect shortcode and include the style like you've done.

If you make your own plugin, you can enqueue the style on each post conditionnaly with has_shortcode

function custom_shortcode_scripts(){
global $post;
if( is_a( $post, 'WP_Post' ) && has_shortcode( $post->post_content, 'custom-shortcode') ) {
        wp_enqueue_script( 'custom-script');
add_action( 'wp_enqueue_scripts', 'custom_shortcode_scripts');
  • Hi, i already have this code working on my plugin, but if i put my shortcode in a text widget, It do not call the enqueue files.
    – Gino
    Commented Dec 19, 2016 at 22:51

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