So I went through the forum to find a solution before I post a question, however I have yet to find it. I'm new to wordpress and I'm having a lot of fun learning on how to build my own website. However I am unable to add my css to my website this the code I have below.


function fearnothing_script_enqueue(){
    wp_enqueue_style("style",  get_stylesheet_uri()."css/
        fearnothing.css",false, 'all');


add_action('wp_enqueue_scripts', 'fearnothing_script_enqueue');


<!DOCTYPE html>
    <title>lonely spaceship</title>
    <?php wp_head(); ?>


    <?php wp_footer(); ?>


 html, body {
    margin: 0;
    color: #91f213;
    font: sans-serif;

    padding: 20px;

    color: yellow;
  • do you mean your CSS file is not added? – André Kelling Nov 21 '18 at 8:35
  • Yeah, the css file is not adding to the website. I tried countless different ways to extract the dir of the css file. – peter-cs Nov 21 '18 at 8:36
  • to be clear: you mention functions.php in your question headline, but inside your question you write function.php (hence the missing S). i recently ran into the same issue, so make sure, its called properly, to be loaded at all.. – honk31 Nov 21 '18 at 9:00
  • ahh yes! it is called functions.php . will edit that now in the post! – peter-cs Nov 21 '18 at 9:01

I don't know if you try to add a css file in your theme or plugin. I will provide both examples. Use wp_enqueue_style in combination with get_theme_file_uri to enqueu a stylesheet in your theme directory.

For a theme, see example

function add_styles() {
    wp_enqueue_style( 'fontawesome-style', get_theme_file_uri( '/assets/css/all.css' ), array(), null );
add_action( 'wp_enqueue_scripts', 'add_styles' );

For a plugin, see example

function add_styles() {
    wp_enqueue_style( 'example-styles-plugin', plugins_url('/assets/css/admin.css', __FILE__), array(), null );
add_action( 'wp_enqueue_scripts', 'add_styles' );

For both, add an external URL:

function add_styles() {
    // Add Google Fonts
    wp_enqueue_style('google_fonts', 'https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Poppins:300,500,700', array(), null );
add_action( 'wp_enqueue_scripts', 'add_styles' );

I'm glad to know that you are having fun learning and building your own websites.

Here is the deal: get_stylesheet_uri() function returns the current theme stylesheet. It adds the style.css file from your current theme directory.

The solution: If you want to enqueue any kind of assets file like CSS or JS on your theme, you have to use get_template_directory_uri() functions instead of get_stylesheet_uri().

Your code should be like this:

function fearnothing_script_enqueue(){
    wp_enqueue_style("style",  get_template_directory_uri()."/assets-file/css/fearnothing.css",false, 'all');


add_action('wp_enqueue_scripts', 'fearnothing_script_enqueue');

get_template_directory_uri() function Retrieve theme directory URI. For more information, you might take a look on codex documentation here

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