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Opened 11 years ago

Closed 11 years ago

Last modified 11 years ago

#4961 closed enhancement (no action required)

Overriding CSS in plugin doesn't seem to work

Reported by: karmatosed's profile karmatosed Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
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I'm working on a plugin to replace the legacy css with it's own. My first plan for this was to remove_action on the following:

add_action( 'bp_enqueue_scripts', array( $this, 'enqueue_styles'   ) ); // Enqueue theme CSS

I think having this ability would make sense.

In an attempt to get something working, I looked at wp_dequeue_style but that's not taking due probably to order I assume.

If there is a way and I'm missing that it's something I hope to add to the codex once know. If it's not working in the obvious way I think others could benefit from this documented. Personally, I think the obvious way would be to remove_action then add_action back.

Whilst, you can of course override using a theme having the similar ease in a plugin for just the CSS could be great.

Change History (4)

#1 @r-a-y
11 years ago

You can't use $this because PHP needs to know what it's referencing.

BP has a hook a bit lower in that class method called 'bp_theme_compat_actions' you can use which will allow you to reference that class.

Try this:

function my_remove_styles( $theme ) {
	remove_action( 'bp_enqueue_scripts', array( $theme, 'enqueue_styles' ) );
add_action( 'bp_theme_compat_actions', 'my_remove_styles' );

#2 @boonebgorges
11 years ago

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  • Status changed from new to closed

I recommend using wp_dequeue_style(), as you initially suggest. If it's "not taking" due to load order issues, then hook it later:

function bp4961_dequeue_style() {
    wp_dequeue_style( 'bp-legacy-css' );
add_action( 'bp_enqueue_scripts', 'bp4961_dequeue_style', 20 ); // Loads after theme compat has enqueued

#3 @DJPaul
11 years ago

  • Milestone Awaiting Review deleted

#4 @karmatosed
11 years ago

Cool, thanks.

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