All The Styling Options of CSS
Without The Theme Editing!
While most WordPress users can handle copying and pasting stuff… the idea (and risks) of mucking around in their theme files to modify their CSS (styling) gives them the heebie-jeebies!
While using the Canvas Theme (by Woo Themes), which I absolutely adore and use on many client sites, I fell in love with the easy ability to add custom CSS to a box in the dashboard.
Simple, easy, efficient, and most importantly SAFE!
The CSS is saved to the database like any other plugin/theme setting and so if the theme itself is upgraded the customization is not lost.
Now, if you’re a WordPress Pro… I’m sure you’re going …. “But… But… Wait a minute!”
Yes, I’m fully aware that we could make a child theme and all that good jazz… but frankly, even for those who can, a child theme is a PITA (pain in the A) to make if all you need are a couple of lines of styling code.
While Canvas has that (and much more) built-in, many themes are not even marginally as flexible.
So, when I was looking for a way to do just that for a client using the Twenty Ten theme… I found something nifty!
The “My Custom CSS” is a lovely little plugin that adds a custom CSS options box to your sidebar.
(And, unlike the “PC Custom CSS” plugin, the CSS is retained in the plugin if the plugin is temporarily deactivated.)
Simply locate the “My Custom CSS” item in your left sidebar…. Paste in your custom CSS…. and click Save! Done!
I also like that, unlike the other similar plugin I tried, this one has line numbering and text coloring. Helpful if you’re handling a bunch of CSS code.
Handy little plugin!
4 Stars only because not everyone needs this. If you need it, it’s a 5 star treat.
~ Kim ~
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