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WP LESS to CSS

This plugin helps you to build and maintain your website with LESS.

This plugin helps you to build and maintain your website with LESS. LESS is a dynamic stylesheet language. LESS extends CSS with dynamic behavior such as variables, mixins, operations and functions. This plugin is build with: LESS.php

Profits
  • No extra checks (server time) to load your lastest CSS
  • LESS editor for small changes or child themes
Examples and usages
wpless2css/wpless2css.less

will be your master LESS file. Add your LESS code here or import other LESS files. All LESS files should be place in wpless2css/ for now.

wpless2css/wpless2css.less

could contain simple or more complex LESS code like:

p{color:red;}

Or more complex intergrate Twitter's Bootstrap's CSS:

  • Download the latest version from:
  • Copy all *.less to wpless2css/
  • edit wpless2css/wpless2css.less

    @import "bootstrap.less";

Load Glypchicons:

  • Copy all /fonts/ to your web server
  • edit wpless2css/wpless2css.less

    @import "bootstrap.less"; @icon-font-path: /fonts/;

**Note:*: Go to the settings and save settings after changing you LESS code to create a new CSS file.

If you website or theme is primary Bootstrap based condsider to use Custom Bootstrap Editor.

Theme developers

Call wp-less-to-css.php from your functions.php to bundle the plugin:

require dirname(__FILE__) . '/vendor/wp-less-to-css/wp-less-to-css.php';

Save the CSS (conditional) automatic by adding to your function.php:

$updatecss = WP_LESS_to_CSS::$instance; $updatecss->wpless2csssavecss();

Only save the CSS on changes. Compile a new CSS every time your page loads will make your site slow, but you can use it for testing.

Use the save action after changes via the customizer for example:

add_action( 'customize_save_after', 'lesscustomize' );

function lesscustomize($setting)
{
//$setting is no used here, see also: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/14802251/hook-into-the-wordpress-theme-customizer-save-action
$updatecss = WP_LESS_to_CSS::$instance;
add_filter( 'add_extra_less_code', 'add_extra_less_now_live');
function add_extra_less_now_live($parser)
{
    return 'a{color:'.get_theme_mod( 'heading_color').'} p{color:orange;}';          
}
$updatecss->wpless2csssavecss();
}   

Depending on your needs wpless2css/wpless2css.less can be moved from root to the theme or child theme directory (wp-content/themes/{yourtheme}/wpless2css/wpless2css.less).

Contribute!

If you have suggestions for a new feature or improvement, feel free to contact us on Twitter. Alternatively, you can fork the plugin from Github.

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Requires: 3.6 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.7.1
Last Updated: 2013-12-7
Downloads: 239

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