Support » Plugin: Child Theme Configurator » Minifyed css..?

  • Resolved crzyhrse


    I’m on a steep learning curve so forgive me if I am missing something obvious, but when I use an existing child theme that I’ve added a lot of style changes to, along with it’s parent theme, it displays the css of both in what I believe is its minified version, continuous forever lines, all the spaces, tabs and returns removed… Which makes it nearly impossible for me to see what is going on or be able to pick details out…

    The same code when displayed via the wp editor I’ve been using for css changes displays it as it is, in both the theme’s style.css and its child css,in short rules/values sections, with all the spaces, returns, etc…

    I also find that on another WP installation that I’m just now getting going on, with a fresh untouched theme and using this tool to create its child theme, it displays the code for both child and parent in the way I’m used to seeing it… So am wondering if there is a step I’m missing, or something, when using the tool in an installation with a lot of plugins and a theme with an existing child that has already been modified a lot..?

    I’m not a developer, just someone who has been enjoying learning his way into all this over time, a little more every day… Minor php editing, snippets and fiddling with css, when it feel likes I can see what is happening…

    I want to learn my way a little further into this WP world through this great tool of yours, but find myself stopped at the start, so to speak… 🙂

    Kind regards,


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  • Plugin Author lilaeamedia


    You are running a plugin that is minifying your CSS. CTC currently retrieves the preview with an ajax get so it is pulling it in after being minified.

    I had almost the same issue today with another user, the difference is that his was being cached on a remote CDN, so the changes weren’t appearing.

    Version 1.2.4 will address both of these issues by pulling the source directly from the server and filtering it through the same parser that runs the engine itself.

    Unfortunately this means you will have to disable your caching engine (W3 Total Cache?) while you are using the CTC preview until the new version is released. The rest of the plugin features should work fine otherwise.

    Let me know if I can help further. The new version should be available later this week.


    Yes, though WP Super Cache… And thank you so much… Also responding to your email…

    Plugin Author lilaeamedia


    Hi crzyhrse,

    New version 1.3.0 with the direct-from-admin ajax preview is available.



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