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WordPress Build a Website with WordPress Customizing WordPress Themes How to Make Child Themes

Stefano Roversi
Stefano Roversi
2,088 Points

@import functions

I read on the wordpress codex that using @import functions for child themes it is not the best practice anymore. Is it true?


Nice find. Unfortunately, I don't know too much about this I would also be interested in knowing more about this.

Kyzya Kooper
Kyzya Kooper
2,195 Points

yes, this is correct. They are no longer used. Instead you must now create a functions.php file inside of your child theme folder.

 add_action( 'wp_enqueue_scripts', 'theme_enqueue_styles' );
 function theme_enqueue_styles() {
 wp_enqueue_style( 'parent-style', get_template_directory_uri() . '/style.css' );

1 Answer

The use of @import seems to be obsolete, indeed. Apparently it increases the amount of time it takes style sheets to load. For me the @import didn't even work at all. I followed the steps that I found in the Theme Handbook here:


  1. Creating stylesheet.css
  2. Creating functions.php
  3. Activating

It worked like a charm.

That's what I did as well, just because I like using 'BEST PRACTICES'. Might be worth @TeamTreehouse updating that peice of video just to keep things fresh and eliminate any confusion for students 'NEW' to WordPress.