Is it possible to un-enqueue stylesheets for the built-in Gutenberg block types?

e.g. I would like to add custom styles for the Gutenberg Columns block, so I'd like to un-enqueue the stylesheets just for this block type, but keep the default styles for the others.

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In Gutenberg and plugins for Gutenberg are all styles involved via wp_enqueue_style. I would to see all developers use wp_register_style before, makes easier to deregister. However you should un-enqueue the style via the core function wp_dequeue_style.

So this should work, in dependency of the hook and handle of the style and his handle, here for example gutenberg-handle-foo.

add_action('wp_print_styles', function() {
}, 99);

A screenshot

about handle examaples in the WP Admin Edit Post screen, version 5.2 of WP.

enter image description here

  • Any idea where I might find the handle for the core blocks?
    – benedict_w
    Jan 17, 2019 at 15:42
  • Yes, the plugin Query Monitor has a feature to list all blocks, there are installed, see twitter.com/johnbillion/status/1071563623280070656
    – bueltge
    Jan 18, 2019 at 10:07
  • Does this actually work? Gutenberg enqueues a single CSS file containing styles for all its core blocks, so I don't think it is possible to dequeue/enqueue styles for a single block. Apr 16, 2019 at 6:23
  • I mean yes, but not tested. However lot of handles are still existent, see the screenshot above.
    – bueltge
    Apr 16, 2019 at 7:23

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