Fix FOUC ‘flash of unstyled content’ on WordPress

FOUC aka ‘flash of unstyled content’ is a bit of a pain after a layout has been put together but does not load without that flash of odd content jumbled up on load.

Using a snippet of jQuery by adding a CSS class of hidden to the html element but then showing it all when the document is ready is a good way to combat FOUC.

add_action('wp_head', 'fouc_protect_against');
/**
 * Combat FOUC in WordPress
 * @link https://stackoverflow.com/questions/3221561/eliminate-flash-of-unstyled-content
 */
function fouc_protect_against () {
    ?>
        <style type="text/css">
            .hidden {display:none;}
        </style>
        <script type="text/javascript">
            $('html').addClass('hidden');
            $(document).ready(function() {
            $('html').show();
            });  
        </script>
    <?php

}

Add in your functions.php

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