I just want to add one extra line (a third-party font stylesheet) to the header of my blog. I have a child theme set up, but at the moment it only has a custom stylesheet, style.css.

Very simply, how can I do this?

All the answers I can find seem to suggest that I create multiple long and complicated files that replicate a lot of parent theme code. Surely there must be a simple way?

If I create a new header.php with just one line (the extra stylesheet), as per this answer, that file overwrites all of <head>.

If I add a simple functions.php file like this answer suggests, it just inserts raw code into the page.

Is there any way I can just insert one line into the header without having to replicate all the header PHP code? Surely it can't be this hard.

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You simply enqueue your stylesheet using the get_stylesheet_uri()

function my_scripts() {
    // enqueue style
    wp_enqueue_style('name-of-my-script', 'https://cloud.typography.com/6718632/6718632/css/fonts.css');
add_action('wp_enqueue_scripts', 'my_scripts');
  • Thanks. What should I call the file in which I do this?
    – Richard
    Apr 12, 2018 at 23:54
  • It's an external stylesheet: https://cloud.typography.com/6718632/6718632/css/fonts.css. Should I replace /style-sheet.css in the above with this URL?
    – Richard
    Apr 12, 2018 at 23:55
  • And is name-of-my-script significant in some way, or can I leave that string as it is?
    – Richard
    Apr 12, 2018 at 23:56
  • I think from Googling - this file ought to be called functions.php and it ought to have enclosing PHP tags - is that right?
    – Richard
    Apr 12, 2018 at 23:58
  • this would be placed in your functions.php file, name-of-my-script can be changed to anything. It is used to ensure the style is not loaded twice
    – James
    Apr 12, 2018 at 23:59

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