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Simpler CSS

A simple (mu-)plugin enabling custom CSS on WordPress and WordPress µ blogs.

This Simpler CSS mu-plugin allows WordPress µ hosts to enable users to add custom stylesheets to their blogs.

The plugin creates a new menu item under the Appearance menu in WordPress 2.7 that allows users to enter custom CSS code that will be injected into the


section of their blog. The CSS is stored in the blog's options table and is filtered through a standard PHP function before being outputted, preventing the user from inserting malicious code into the header.

For non-WordPress µ blogs, this plugin provides an easy way to modify the appearance of installed themes or plugins (such as Sociable) without modifying theme/plugin files that may change with upgrades. No write access is required to any files for Simpler CSS to function, as it stores its data in the database's options table — and that means theme/plugin upgrades won't impact your custom CSS.

The custom CSS will only show when the theme has the necessary wp_header() function in the <head> section, as most themes now do.

Props go to Jeremiah Orem who created the original Custom User CSS plugin on the directory. I merely took that, contributed a thorough readme.txt, and fixed the code to add the menu item under the Appearance menu.

Requires: 2.7 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.0-alpha
Last Updated: 7 years ago
Active Installs: 300+


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