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Very Simple Custom Style



This is a very simple plugin to add Custom CSS to change your theme or plugin layout.


This plugin will be removed from repository. Main reasons are the new custom CSS page in customizer and the small number of active installs.

You can keep using plugin, but without updates and without support from author.

How to use

After installation go to Settings > Custom Style and enter your custom CSS.

Example: #header {padding:20px 0; background:#000; color:#fff;}

In some cases you should use the !important declaration to overwrite parent style.

Example: #header {padding:20px 0 !important;}

If you want to change the layout of your theme or plugin you should look for the element you want to change.

So first you should inspect your theme or plugin.


Please take a look at the FAQ section.


Not included but plugin supports WordPress language packs.

More translations are very welcome!


Without the WordPress codex and help from the WordPress community I was not able to develop this plugin, so: thank you!



  • Very Simple Custom Style (dashboard).


Please check Description section for installation info.


Installation Instructions

Please check Description section for installation info.

How do I set plugin language?

Plugin will use the site language, set in Settings > General.

If plugin isn’t translated into this language, language fallback will be English.

Why did you set the max. amount on 2500 characters?

You should use this plugin for minor CSS changes only. That’s why I have set the max. amount on 2500 characters.

For major CSS changes I recommend using a Child Theme.

Can I make notes in my CSS code?

Yes, this is possible.

You should do it like this:

/* Notes about your CSS code */
How can I make a donation?

You like my plugin and you’re willing to make a donation? Nice! There’s a PayPal donate link at my website.

Other question or comment?

Please open a topic in plugin forum.


September 3, 2016
I can run it on a multisite network, that enable users to customize their websites without any effort. This is a really useful plugin for my sites.
September 3, 2016
I've used this plugin on over 10 websites. Works brilliantly. A great solution if you want to make a couple of global changes but don't want to go to the trouble of creating a child theme. Fab and simple little custom CSS plugin - recommended!
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Contributors & Developers

“Very Simple Custom Style” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


“Very Simple Custom Style” has been translated into 4 locales. Thank you to the translators for their contributions.

Translate “Very Simple Custom Style” into your language.

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Version 2.8

  • readme file: removed donate link
  • updated theme author info

Version 2.7

  • last update: this plugin will be removed from repository
  • main reasons are the new custom CSS page in customizer and the small number of active installs
  • you can keep using plugin, but without updates and without support from author
  • updated readme file

Version 2.6

  • best practice: removed closing PHP tag from most files
  • best practice: added newline at end of most files

Version 2.5

  • file vscs: disable direct access to file
  • updated file uninstall

Version 2.4

  • added link to settingspage

For all versions please check file changelog.