Using WordPress ‘enqueue_editor_block_styles_assets()’ PHP function

The enqueue_editor_block_styles_assets() WordPress PHP function is used to enqueue the assets needed for block styles functionality in the editor.


The function doesn’t require any parameters, so it can be used simply by calling it:



  • The function doesn’t accept any parameters.

More information

See WordPress Developer Resources: enqueue_editor_block_styles_assets()

As of the latest update, there’s no information on this function being deprecated.


Enqueueing block styles assets in a function

In this example, we have a function named my_custom_function(), where we enqueue the block styles assets:

function my_custom_function() {

This function, when called, will enqueue the necessary assets for block styles functionality in the editor.

Enqueueing assets on a hook

We use the function inside the admin_enqueue_scripts hook:

add_action('admin_enqueue_scripts', 'enqueue_editor_block_styles_assets');

This will enqueue the block styles assets when admin scripts are being enqueued.

Conditional Enqueueing

We only enqueue the assets if we’re in the post editor:

function conditionally_enqueue() {
    global $pagenow;
    if ( 'post.php' == $pagenow ) {
add_action( 'admin_init', 'conditionally_enqueue' );

In this example, the assets will be enqueued only when we’re editing a post.

Enqueueing in a custom editor page

In a custom editor page, we enqueue the assets:

function custom_editor_page() {
    // Some code here...
    // More code here...

In this scenario, the assets will be enqueued when the custom editor page is rendered.

Enqueueing within a Plugin

If you’re developing a plugin that requires block styles in its settings page, enqueue the assets there:

function my_plugin_settings_page() {
    // The rest of your settings page code...

In this example, the block styles assets will be enqueued when the settings page of your plugin is displayed.