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  • Resolved Johnny Bravo


    ive just noticed a new stylesheet called rtl.css pop up out of nowhere in my local root folder, where has it come from and what is it for? i certainly didnt create it.
    thanks in advance

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  • Michael


    Forum Moderator

    for people writing right-to-left.
    the default theme has one of those style sheets as well, and even a special background image.

    thanks for the reply 🙂
    do i need it? why has it just ‘popped up’ out of nowhere lol



    Forum Moderator

    Not unless you intend publishing in a language that reads from right-to-left.

    lol not really esmi, can i just delete it?

    yep….but it doesn’t really hurt anything sitting there

    I am developing a theme for WordPress which will support language translation using a plugin like GTranslate.

    Do I need to write a custom rtl.css file for my theme? If it is a good idea for me to write this file, how would I go about testing it?



    If you plan on developing a theme for anyone to use, especially one which will support language translation… then yes it would be best to write a custom rtl.css for that as well.

    Instead of imputing style.css like here:

    <link href=”style.css” rel=”stylesheet” type=”text/css” />

    you would imput the rtl.css

    has to be in the same folder though… same rules apply

    Thank you for the info!

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