I am creating a child theme of a theme in WordPress. In Parent theme i have style.css and inside css folder of parent theme i have a base.css file ( and some more css files but the problem is only with base.css file ). Somehow it turns out that the sequence in which styles should be loaded is parent->base.css then parent->style.css the child->style.css. I want to ask whether the code below is correct way to do so ? To be specific it's Enough Theme.

functions.php inside child theme

    function my_theme_enqueue_styles() {

        $parent_style = 'parent-style';
        wp_enqueue_style( $parent_style, get_template_directory_uri() . '/style.css', array('enough_base') );

    add_action( 'wp_enqueue_scripts', 'my_theme_enqueue_styles', 9 );
    function enqueue_child_theme_styles() {
      wp_enqueue_style( 'child-style', get_stylesheet_uri(), array($parent_style) );
    add_action( 'wp_enqueue_scripts', 'enqueue_child_theme_styles', 11);
  • You can use @import in style of your child-theme for inheriting style. Here, is the link to get more details on child theme creation. codex.wordpress.org/Child_Themes – BlueSuiter Apr 21 '17 at 19:40
  • @Amit Chauhan yes but in codex it is mentioned that enqueuing way is more efficient and correct way to load style sheets from parent theme – Desperado Apr 21 '17 at 19:43

You can try below code. I think there is no need to use wp_enqueue_scripts twice to enqueue the parent and child theme style sheets separately. Also the use of echo get_stylesheet_uri( ); in the enqueue_child_theme_styles function doesn't make any sense.

function my_theme_enqueue_styles() {

    $parent_style = 'styles';

    wp_enqueue_style( $parent_style, get_template_directory_uri() . '/style.css', array('enough_base') );
    wp_enqueue_style( 'child-style',
        get_stylesheet_directory_uri() . '/style.css',
        array( $parent_style ),
add_action( 'wp_enqueue_scripts', 'my_theme_enqueue_styles' );

Make sure that you replace the parent-style with the same $handle used in the parent theme when it registers its stylesheet. You can refer following link for more details. https://codex.wordpress.org/Child_Themes

  • The echo statement was for debugging purpose ... edited. Now the problem is that i want the specific order that i mentioned in the question ... base ->parent_style -> child_style. When i try to do it any other way that sequence comes out to be different.When i am using the code you have put in answer child's stylesheet loads before parent's. So changes i make in child's stylesheet won;t reflect. – Desperado Apr 22 '17 at 8:02
  • @Desperado - I have tried that above code in my local environment and it is working as expected. Can you share link of your website? If possible. Also, I hope that you have replaced parent-style with handle of your parent theme. – Mervan Agency Apr 22 '17 at 9:49
  • I am using enough theme in my local enviornment . Could you try if possible !!! – Desperado Apr 22 '17 at 10:16
  • @Desperado - I have edited the code and also added my comments regarding edits. Please check. – Mervan Agency Apr 22 '17 at 11:52
  • The problem is still the same ... child theme's style css loads earlier than parent's style css. But with the code that i have put in question things happen correctly. But i don't know whether that is the correct way or not. – Desperado Apr 22 '17 at 16:14

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