Hello wordpress users,

I'm stuck with a problem while running 2 self made Wordpress plugins. I'll use the following code :

define('PLUGIN_URL', plugin_dir_url( __FILE__ ));
add_action( 'admin_enqueue_scripts', 'plugin_load_js_and_css' );

function plugin_load_js_and_css() {
        wp_register_style( 'plugin.css', PLUGIN_URL . 'plugin.css', array());
        wp_enqueue_style( 'plugin.css');

        wp_register_script( 'plugin.js', PLUGIN_URL . 'plugin.js', array('jquery'));
        wp_enqueue_script( 'plugin.js' );

But it's loading this stylesheet everywhere in the admin panel. Now I found this in the codex:

function my_enqueue($hook) {
    if( 'edit.php' != $hook )
    wp_enqueue_script( 'my_custom_script', plugins_url('/myscript.js', __FILE__) );
add_action( 'admin_enqueue_scripts', 'my_enqueue' );

But this code is not working for my.. Does anyone have a another option? Or maybe know why it's not working for me?

  • And where your plugin runs? Does it have a custom page? Show the code for this part. – brasofilo Mar 29 '13 at 17:34
  • Nor working doesn't really tell us anything. Is the script loading on edit.php? – Chris_O Mar 29 '13 at 17:35

When you register a plugin option page you get a hook from the registration function:

$hook = add_menu_page(
    'T5 Demo',        // page title
    'T5 Demo',        // menu title
    'manage_options', // capability
    't5-demo',        // menu slug
    'my_render_page'  // callback function

Use this hook to enqueue the scripts and styles:

add_action( "admin_print_styles-$hook", "my_enqueue_style" );
add_action( "admin_print_scripts-$hook", "my_enqueue_script" );

See my plugin T5 Admin Menu Demo for an example.

Do not define a constant PLUGIN_URL. You will run into collisions with other code.

  • I literally had to search uid 73 to find this damn answer I've been searching for an hour. – Christine Cooper Dec 27 '14 at 21:48

After further research, @fuxia has the best answer, even when using Redux Framework for an admin menu. When using Redux, $hook will be toplevel_page_ concatenated with the value you entered in page_slug in the options-init.php file.

For example:

$opt_name = my_option

'page_slug' => $opt_name.'_settings'

add_action( "admin_print_styles-**toplevel_page_my_option_settings**", "my_enqueue_style" );
add_action( "admin_print_scripts-**toplevel_page_my_option_settings**", "my_enqueue_script" );

Also, if you don't remember what you set my_option to, just open your Redux admin panel and look at the URL, it should be:


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