When creating a WordPress theme, it’s best practice to use
wp_enqueue_style for adding all stylesheets, including
style.css. At first glance, this can pose a challenge if you want to conditionally include CSS based on the browser (like IE-only styles, for example). Luckily, there is a quick way to do this in WordPress using
global $wp_styles; wp_enqueue_style( 'jlc_ie_styles',get_template_directory_uri() . 'css/ie-style.css', array(), '1.0.0' ); $wp_styles->add_data( 'jlc_ie_styles', 'conditional', 'IE' );
The code above calls on the
$wp-styles class to associate our IE-only stylesheet (by tag/name/slug) with a condition, the condition being “IE.” If you wanted IE 9 and below, you could do this:
$wp_styles->add_data( 'jlc_ie_styles', 'conditional', 'lte IE 9' );
This is a great (and best practice) way to conditionally call styles. You can see more examples with comments over in this gist by wpscholar.