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[resolved] Changes to CSS not showing anymore (11 posts)

  1. Flavieh
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I just updated WordPress to 3.4.2 and I'm trying to make changes to my theme's CSS, which I've been using for months without problems. Now, new changes to the CSS file won't show anymore, no matter what I do.
    I've tried with different browsers and the problem persists.

    Does anyone have an idea of what's going on?

  2. Krishna
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Site URL?

  3. Flavieh
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

  4. Flavieh
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I just checked and the website's current stylesheet doesn't match the new one. For example, body font is currently set on Arial but keeps showing as Droid Sans.

  5. Krishna
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Interestingly, I find Base64 code in your style CSS
    See

    #at15s {
        background: url ---

    It is possibly inserted by your theme. It can be malicious (I have not decoded it). And the Base64 code can be the culprit, and it can harm you seriously too.

  6. Flavieh
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Where do you find it? I can't find it in my CSS file... I'm not familiar with Base64. What does this mean?

  7. Tom Combs
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Some developers put encrypted code in their themes.

    The encrypted code is to prohibit users from downloading the free theme, modifying it, then removing credits of the original author of the theme so that the user can claim it as their own.

    If you try to remove the encryption (Base64), your theme will break.

    I don't agree with the practice of using encryption, but that's another discussion.
    There are ways to remove it, but you'll have to search the internet for those methods.

    Something else you may want to try, is go into Appearance > Themes > and make sure that your theme is the active one.
    (i know that sounds too basic, but I've seen it happen)

  8. Flavieh
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Yes, the theme is the active one... I might just use another theme if I can't find the problem. I used to be able to make changes without problems.

  9. Interestingly, I find Base64 code in your style CSS

    What's the link to that style sheet? If it's something like

    url(data:image/gif;base64,....

    Then that's probably fine as it's just an embedded image.

  10. Flavieh
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I've tried switching themes and changing the CSS, and each time the changes won't show. So the problem is not the theme. For some reason the "Update" function from WordPress doesn't seem to be working properly.

  11. Flavieh
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    So, after emptying my cache another time, things appear to be working. Thanks for the help, everyone!

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