Reasons To WordPress – The MyCSS Syndrome

Nov 4, 2008   //   by Hackadelic   //   WordPress  //  2 Comments

When I started setting up WordPress1, I came across the need to adjust the CSS. I felt immediately that messing with the theme’s style.css would be wrong.2 Instead, I felt there should be an extra CSS file for customization separately included via a plug-in.3

I’m a skilled programmer, so I was about to quickly write the plug-in myself (I figured it wouldn’t be too hard to do it). The names that came to my mind were MyCSS for the plug-in, and my.css for the style sheet. But before I set out to coding, I attempted a search for it on

I was more then surprised: Not so much because I’ve found a plug-in that supports CSS customization, not even because I’ve found one that does exactly what I wanted, but because it was even named exactly as I would have named it.

From time to time, there are those lucky moments when you stumble upon a piece of software and think “Gee! These developers must have been inside my head.”

Indeed, a community capable of giving me such wow effects is priceless.

Thank’s a lot, guys!

  1. and didn’t have an overview of what plug-ins exist yet []
  2. Changing the theme’s style.css complicates theme upgrades. []
  3. I explicitly did not want CSS customization through the WP admin interface exclusively, but a file I could edit with any editor, and upload with any FTP client. []


  • did you say … inside my “head”

    “Gee! These developers must have been inside my had.”

    • Ooops 😮 Thanks, Patrick!

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