I need to add a custom CSS file to Magento that then is used site-wide. I know you have to add this to a local.xml file, however, the stylesheet I add is just not loaded.

Anyone that can help?

Here is what I've added to my local.xml file:

<?xml version="1.0">
        <reference name="head">
            <action method="addCss”><type>skin_css</type><file>css/javcustom.css</file></action>

I know there are a lot of topics on this here, but I've tried all of them and I just can't get it to work...


There are two way to add css to head one is using function addCss and another is addItem. You have mix-up two format. Your format is wrong.

try this

<action method="addCss">

instead of

<action method="addCss">

or try this

<action method="addItem">
  • good amit bera. – easymoden00b Mar 19 '15 at 12:48
  • I tried them, but they don't seem to load. When looking at my page source, they just don't show up... – dsolivier Mar 23 '15 at 14:16
  • nvm, it worked, there was a typo in what I've typed ;) – dsolivier Apr 2 '15 at 8:29
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    Confirmed, working for me too! – camdixon Jun 23 '16 at 23:22

To add CSS file follow the below steps:

Open File
Add the below tag for css:
<action method="addCss"><stylesheet>css/[filename].css</stylesheet></action>

Just below the last method=”addCss” add the above line.
Now open,

Start writing your css code in this file.

To add JS file follow the below steps.

Open File
Add the below tag
<action method="addItem"><type>skin_js</type><name>js/[filename].js</name></action>

Just below the js include tags similar to the above line.
Now open,

Start writing your js code in this file.

For Magento 2 please refers to this link.

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