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External CSS


External CSS plugin allows you to edit an external CSS file through WordPress dashboard. All blog pages except admin pages imports the CSS file via HTML link tag. This plugin is very SEO friendly and decreases the network load.


  1. Upload this directory to the ‘wp-content/plugins/’ directory
  2. Add the read and write permissions of ‘wp-content/uploads’ directory to the user of the web server
  3. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  4. Open extenal CSS file editor through ‘Appearance’ -> ‘External CSS’ menu
  5. Edit the CSS file


External CSS version 0.2.0 and older versions have a bug that removes CSS file when updating the plugin.
To solve the problem, copy or rename wp-content/plugins/external-css/css/custom.css to wp-content/uploads/external-css/custom.css before trying to update the plugin.

Contributors & Developers

“External CSS” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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  • Spaces for following the wordPress coding standards.
  • It renamed wp-content/cache/external-css/custom.css wp-content/uploads/external-css/custom.css. external_css_activation function fix this change automatically.


  • Bug fixes.
  • external_css.php renamed external-css.php for makepot.php.


  • I18N.


  • First version of External CSS plugin.