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Plugin API/Action Reference/admin enqueue scripts


admin_enqueue_scripts is the first action hooked into the admin scripts actions. It provides a single parameter, the $hook_suffix for the current admin page. Despite the name, it is used for enqueuing both scripts and styles.


<?php add_action( 'admin_enqueue_scripts', 'function_name' ); ?>

where "function_name" is the name of the function to be called.

Example: Load CSS File on All Admin Pages

Sometimes you want to load a set of CSS and/or Javascript documents to all admin pages. You can do this from within your plugin or from your themes function file:

function load_custom_wp_admin_style() {
        wp_register_style( 'custom_wp_admin_css', get_template_directory_uri() . '/admin-style.css', false, '1.0.0' );
        wp_enqueue_style( 'custom_wp_admin_css' );
add_action( 'admin_enqueue_scripts', 'load_custom_wp_admin_style' );

In this example we are loading a CSS file from the current active "parent" themes directory.

Example: Load CSS File from a plugin on specific Admin Page

function load_custom_wp_admin_style($hook) {
        // Load only on ?page=mypluginname
        if($hook != 'toplevel_page_mypluginname') {
        wp_enqueue_style( 'custom_wp_admin_css', plugins_url('admin-style.css', __FILE__) );
add_action( 'admin_enqueue_scripts', 'load_custom_wp_admin_style' );

This example can be used by a plugin file in your plugins folder. It will only load when you plugin page in the WP-admin page is loaded.

If you are unsure what your $hook name is .. use this to determine your hookname. Put the code after the { from the function


Example: Target a Specific Admin Page

The admin_enqueue_scripts action hook can also be used to target a specific admin page. In this example we are loading a javascript file in the head section of edit.php.

function my_enqueue($hook) {
    if ( 'edit.php' != $hook ) {

    wp_enqueue_script( 'my_custom_script', get_template_directory_uri() . '/myscript.js' );
add_action( 'admin_enqueue_scripts', 'my_enqueue' );

See also



Enqueue Styles

Enqueue Scripts

Front-End Hooks

Admin Hooks

Login Hooks