[theme-reviewers] Deregistering mediaelement style / script

Chip Bennett chip at chipbennett.net
Thu Apr 10 23:18:53 UTC 2014

You know what, I'm going to contradict myself. The cleanest way to
wholesale override the mediaelement playlist CSS is to deregister the core
style, and enqueue your own. Something like so:

 * Function action to override playlist CSS
function themeslug_override_playlist_style() {
wp_dequeue_style( 'wp-mediaelement' );
wp_enqueue_style( 'themeslug-mediaelement', $url );
add_action( 'wp_playlist_scripts', 'themeslug_override_playlist_style', 11

Now, if you just need to filter the "skins" (default are "dark" and
"light"), to add a custom skin, that's filterable, and should be done via
filter. But if a Theme needs/wants to override the CSS completely, I don't
have a huge problem with it.

I dug quite a bit, looking for a better way to filter; but I didn't find
anything. Maybe wp_add_inline_style() could be useful?

On Thu, Apr 10, 2014 at 7:05 PM, Justin Tadlock <justin at justintadlock.com>wrote:

> In general, I don't recommend disabling the JavaScript (that's probably
> always plugin territory), but the CSS is fine in many cases.  Presentation
> of content is entirely within the theme's domain.
> I even have a project for handling custom styling of the media player:
> https://github.com/justintadlock/theme-mediaelement
> Demo:
> http://locallylost.com/socially-awkward/2013/09/02/big-buck-bunny/
> This is referring to overwriting the entire stylesheet with a custom one.
>  I like to mix it with Genericons instead of the images packaged with WP.
>  There's no need to load WP's stylesheets (two of them) when completely
> customizing the player's design.
> Just to overwrite some minor things, all that's needed is a bit of CSS in
> a theme's `style.css`.
> On 4/10/2014 2:32 PM, Afzaal wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I'm currently reviewing a theme where the author is deregistering a
>> WordPress bundled stylesheet "wp-mediaelement". This is being done within a
>> custom theme class and immediately the authors own stylesheet is being
>> registered.
>> Is there any problems with doing this? I know that deregistering some
>> scripts such as jQuery are not allowed, so thought it best to ask.
>> Thanks,
>> Afzaal
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