I am creating a child theme. I noticed my parent theme is adding some inline CSS in its functions.php:

wp_add_inline_style( 'persona-style-css', $custom_css );

Since I cannot change some values there, is it possible to dequeue it? I have tried to dequeue it using wp_dequeue_style ('persona-style-css') but it didn't really help.

Thanks in advance.

  • Hi, welcome to WPSE. How exactly did you use wp_dequeue_style and it didn't work? Did you use it inside the same hook that the parent is using to enqueue it with a higher priority?
    – Johansson
    Jun 8, 2017 at 5:47
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    Check this wordpress.stackexchange.com/a/231821/43098
    – bravokeyl
    Jun 8, 2017 at 6:08

2 Answers 2


If wp_add_inline_css is fired within an action you can use remove_action with the same parameters.

You also might use wp_enqueue_scripts action to dequeue any scripts or styles in a proper way. But, inline style are not included in the $wp_styles global, you can unset them with the action print_styles_array, you need to know the handle name to unset it.

Hope it gives you some hints to make it works.

  • print_styles_array lists only non-inline queue (same as $wp_styles) too.
    – Fanky
    Mar 31, 2021 at 18:11


function wp_force_remove_style(){

add_filter( 'print_styles_array', function($styles) {

    #DEBUG: Show all registered styles

    #Set styles to remove
    $styles_to_remove = array('persona-style-css');

    if(is_array($styles) AND count($styles) > 0){

        foreach($styles AS $key => $code){

            if(in_array($code, $styles_to_remove)){





    return $styles;



add_action('wp_enqueue_scripts', 'wp_force_remove_style', 99);

I hope this helps!

  • This doesn't walk through styles added by wp_add_inline_css() as asked, only through styles added by wp_enqueue_script()
    – Fanky
    Mar 31, 2021 at 18:03

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