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[resolved] Custom css manager vs child theme (4 posts)

  1. LeilaLeila
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi, I installed a Custom CSS Manager plugin to my Spun theme and it is there that I am recording modifications to my css (thanks Andrew). I have two related questions:

    1. Does using this plugin replace the need for creating a Child Theme in my ftp folders?
    2. I'd like to modify other things that are not in this css (such as footer.php, header.php). Can I do this using the plugin? Or must I go into my files and set up a Child Theme?

    Keep in mind that I'm on one huge learning curve here. ;-)

    thanks

  2. Andrew
    Nuh uh moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    A Custom CSS plugin is a substitute for a Child Theme for CSS-only modifications.

    A Child Theme creates an environment where you can make any modification you want (including CSS).

    You needn't have both a Child Theme and Custom CSS plugin - however if you do the only issue you may face is the organisation of your CSS. It'll probably mean your CSS will be in 2 places and that may mean your CSS is more difficult to manage

    Do you have both?

  3. LeilaLeila
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    No, I have not set up a Child Theme. I've read your instructions for other people and it seems so complicated, so I am resisting.

    So are you saying that if I want to amend the footer, add other text for example, I need to create a Child Theme in my hosted files?

    And are you also saying that once I do that, I should perhaps consider deleting my plugin and moving all my css modifications over to the Child Theme?

  4. Andrew
    Nuh uh moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    So are you saying that if I want to amend the footer, add other text for example, I need to create a Child Theme in my hosted files?

    Yes.

    And are you also saying that once I do that, I should perhaps consider deleting my plugin and moving all my css modifications over to the Child Theme?

    Yep.

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