CSS order

css
Cascading Style Sheets

Here is how to load a WordPress child theme’s CSS after the parent theme’s CSS.

The trick here is to add a 1 to the add_action script, illustrated below

Functions.php

Find and edit this little bit of code in the Functions.php file:

This way your Parent’s CSS loads first, and your Child theme will load after that. 1 is lower, loading first. 99 is higher, which makes it load last.

What is CSS?

CSS is an abbreviation for Cascading Style Sheets, its what adds style to your HTML files (web pages).

How does it work?

CSS has two parts; a selector and a declaration. The selector tells which element to affect and the declaration tells you what value/property should be applied.

As an example:

P { font-size: 16px; color: #000; }

P = is the paragraph text (selector), font size 16px and colour is black (aka #000) which is the declaration value / property.

Types of CSS

There is three types of CSS, Inline, Internal, and External. Inline is where you have CSS directly inserted to the element, Second is internal, that is where CSS is placed in the head of the file, Third is external, where all the CSS is placed in its own file.

Examples:

Inline:

<p style="font-size:16px; color:#000;">text</p>

Internal:

<head>
<style>
p {
font-size:16px; 
color:#000;
}
</style>
</head>

External:

<head>
<link rel="stylesheet"  type="text/css"  href=../style.css">
</head>
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