I am trying to add a jquery plugin to a page through drupal_add_css and drupal_add_js as follows:

drupal_add_css($path = 'sites/all/libraries/gips/css/gips.css', $type = 'file', $media = 'all', $preprocess = true);
drupal_add_js('sites/all/libraries/gips/js/gips.js', array('type' => 'file', 'scope' => 'header', 'weight' => 3));
drupal_add_js("jQuery(document).ready(function(){...dosomething...});"), array('type' => 'inline', 'scope' => 'footer', 'weight' => 5));

When I'm not aggregating/caching the CSS files, it works fine. When I try to aggregate the CSS files, it doesn't. The behavior is as if some css rules get lost in the process. The same happens even if I change the $preprocess to false.

From Chrome's code inspector, I cannot see any overriding rules getting in the way either.

I am at a loss on how to debug this. Any suggestions?

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    Please take the time to accept the answers to your previous questions, people will be much more willing to help if you do :)
    – Clive
    Commented Feb 1, 2012 at 12:24
  • @Clive I am not sure which answers you are referring to. Is this a generic comment or you have something specific in mind? From what I looked, I have upvoted the answers I found useful.
    – nikan
    Commented Feb 1, 2012 at 12:49
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    @Clive Ahh! Much obliged. I wasn't aware of this. Will do right away!
    – nikan
    Commented Feb 1, 2012 at 13:25

2 Answers 2


While you are using the version 7 drupal_add_js, the snippet you posted appears to be using the Drupal 6 arguments for drupal_add_css. You might also need to set the every_page option to true so that it is aggregated. Maybe try:

drupal_add_css('sites/all/libraries/gips/css/gips.css', array('type' => 'file', 'media' => 'all', 'preprocess' => true, 'every_page' => true));

You could also have a look at the group and weight settings on the api page linked above to see if they will help.


For d7 with enabled aggregation needed 'preprocess' => FALSE for css and js: https://api.drupal.org/api/drupal/includes!common.inc/function/drupal_add_css/7

  • While broadly helpful if this is coming up in Google, this specific question does say "even if I change the $preprocess to false"
    – John C
    Commented Jan 24, 2015 at 1:05

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