I'm using the BigFoot theme and I've made a child theme from this. I've set everything up, my child theme is activated in the wp-admin and everything looks good but for some reason my page isn't loading any CSS.

I'm writing SCSS and converting it into CSS with a build task, when I run the build task it succesfully compiles the SCSS to CSS.

This is my functions.php page

add_action( 'wp_enqueue_scripts', 'my_theme_enqueue_styles' );
function my_theme_enqueue_styles() {
//deze code laadt de CSS van de PARENT get_template_directory_uri()
wp_enqueue_style( 'parent-style', get_template_directory_uri() . '/style.css' );
//laadt ook de  eigen CSS

wp_enqueue_style( 'child-style', get_stylesheet_directory_uri(  ) . '/css/screen.css', array('parent-style', 'bigfoot-style', 'bigfoot-css'), wp_get_theme()->get('Version'));


This is the style.css page

Theme Name:   Bigfoot Child
Theme URI:    ***************
Description:  Bigfoot Child Theme
Author:       ***************
Author URI:   ***************
Template:     bigfoot
Version:      1.0.0
License:      GNU General Public License version 3.0
License URI:  http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-3.0.html
Tags:         light, two columns
Text Domain:  bigfootchild

I've already tried a bunch of solutions I found online but none of them seem to be working. Any idea on what I'm doing wrong?

Any help would be highly appreciated!

  • Can you try removing the forward slash from the stylesheet path? Try this: get_stylesheet_directory_uri() . 'css/screen.css' Jun 17, 2020 at 17:26
  • I tried that but unfortunately it didn't do anything
    – Maxim
    Jun 18, 2020 at 9:08
  • I do get this warning "Failed to load resource: the server responded with a status of 404 (Not Found)" when inspecting my page but I don't see anything wrong with my stylesheet link. I've already tried multiple different slash combinations too... <link rel="stylesheet" href="../css/screen.css">
    – Maxim
    Jun 18, 2020 at 9:09

1 Answer 1


after you registered and activated child theme you should add wp_enqueue_style( 'child-style', get_stylesheet_directory_uri( ) . '/css/screen.css', array('parent-style', 'bigfoot-style', 'bigfoot-css'), wp_get_theme()->get('Version'));

in your childs theme functions , i assume by adding get_stylesheet_directory_uri( ) to your main theme ytou get wrong path , and there is a space in get_stylesheet_directory_uri( ) <=== please remove space from brackets.```

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