How can you load a custom made Roller Theme for Jquery ui to wordpress?

I recently created and downloaded a new theme for the datepicker, but can't get it loaded.

I tried adding the css file to my theme files then doing an 'enqueue style' function, but seem to be missing something.

function my_add_styles() {
wp_enqueue_style('datepicker', get_template_directory_uri() . '/lib/js/datepicker.css');

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The most important thing is to hook the functions, that register/enqueue your styles and scripts, at the right "time".

This would be on the admin_*/wp_*/login_enqueue_scripts-hooks.

Read about the instruction on WPDevel.

This answer provides even more details about the process of registering scripts & styles.

If you want to check if your script/style passed certain points inside WP_Dependencies, then simply use the following functions:

// is registered?
wp_script_is( $handle );
wp_style_is( $handle );
// is enqueued?
wp_script_is( $handle, 'queue' );
wp_style_is( $handle, 'queue' );
  • Oh, my mistake forgot the other line of code add_action('wp_enqueue_scripts', 'my_add_styles'); I tried admin_ and login_ too, but no dice
    – Kyle
    Aug 10, 2012 at 16:08
  • What's odd is I put the css file in the same place as Flexslider.css and enqueued the sheet in the same place in the functions.php file. Any ideas?
    – Kyle
    Aug 10, 2012 at 17:39
  • Do you mean run something like this - function is_enqueued_script( $script ) { return isset( $GLOBALS['wp_styles']->queue[ $script ] ); } print (int) is_enqueued_script( 'datepicker' ); ? That returned a 0
    – Kyle
    Aug 11, 2012 at 1:53
  • Okay, apparently everything being overridden by a plugin (sigh). Thanks for your help kaiser, much appreciated
    – Kyle
    Aug 11, 2012 at 2:08
  • See update (and please, clean up the comments - thanks).
    – kaiser
    Aug 11, 2012 at 12:41

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