I am using this code and I am not sure why the script is not loaded. I believe the syntax is correct since I am trying to load the script only on the "events" custom post type single posts.

add_action( 'login_enqueue_scripts', 'wpse_login_enqueue_scripts', 10 );
function wpse_login_enqueue_scripts() {
    if( is_single() && get_post_type()=='events' ){
    wp_enqueue_script( 'bootstrap', 'https://maxcdn.bootstrapcdn.com/bootstrap/3.3.5/js/bootstrap.min.js', array('jquery'), '3.3.5', true );

3 Answers 3


To enqueue scripts on the front-end, the hook should be wp_enqueue_scripts, not login_enqueue_scripts.

Also, a better way to see if you’re on a single custom post type is to use is_singular() and pass the post type you want to check:

if ( is_singular( 'events' ) ) {

get_post_type() relies on the global $post object, and not the main query. They're often the same but under some circumstances the $post object might not be the same post as the current single post.

  • ah, nice catch -- edit -- though this is a more elegant solution, to be 100% accurate it should be noted that is_single() does return true for all post types (any post type, except attachments and pages, see: is_single() )
    – Iceable
    Commented Aug 1, 2018 at 17:12
  • great, and I thought I was doing everything right lol
    – JoaMika
    Commented Aug 1, 2018 at 17:16
  • @Iceable You're right. Amending my answer. Commented Aug 2, 2018 at 11:31

this hook is only fired on the login page :

to use on a custom post page, use the action wp_enqueue_scripts.


You are hooking this function to 'login_enqueue_scripts' (which only runs on the login page) ; you sould hook it to 'wp_enqueue_scripts' instead.

Also ( is_single() && get_post_type()=='events' ) would work, but as Jacob Peattie pointed out in another answer, is_singular( 'events' ) is the best way to check for a custom post type single post.

Lastly you should rename the function from wpse_login_enqueue_scripts() to something like wpse_events_enqueue_scripts() to make it more descriptive and less confusing:

add_action( 'wp_enqueue_scripts', 'wpse_events_enqueue_scripts', 10 );
function wpse_events_enqueue_scripts() {
    if ( is_single() && 'events' == get_post_type() ) {
        wp_enqueue_script( 'bootstrap', 'https://maxcdn.bootstrapcdn.com/bootstrap/3.3.5/js/bootstrap.min.js', array('jquery'), '3.3.5', true );

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