WordPress trick: Disable plugin stylesheet

August 10, 2009 at 8:06 am

When activated, some plugins automatically ads their css stylesheet to your WordPress blog. This is great in most cases, but it is a lot cleaner to have all your css styles in one stylesheet. Here’s a hack to disable plugin specific stylesheets.

The first thing to do is to open the plugin file and find the code which include a plugin-specific stylesheet in the blog header. This function is called wp_enqueue_style(). For example, in case of the useful wp-pagenavi plugin, the code to find is:

wp_enqueue_style('wp-pagenavi', get_stylesheet_directory_uri().'/pagenavi-css.css', false, '2.50', 'all');

What we need to find is the handle. The handle is the first argument of the wp_enqueue_style() function, so in the previous example, wp-pagenavi is the handle we need.

Once done, open your functions.php file and paste the following code in it:

add_action( 'wp_print_styles', 'my_deregister_styles', 100 );

function my_deregister_styles() {
	wp_deregister_style( 'wp-pagenavi' );
       // deregister as many stylesheets as you need...
}

Thanks to Justin Tadlock for this great recipe!