Custom CSS

Edit CSS menu optionAlthough there are thousands of WordPress themes out in the wild, we will be initially making available only a small collection of “curated” themes. These themes will have a small amount of Princeton University branding. Most will be minimalist, with neutral colors, and some will have configurable options. As the service grows, so will our theme offerings.

However, site owners sometimes want to deviate from the default appearance of the themes, or they might (for some inexplicable reason) want to eliminate all traces of orange and black. Sites in our Roxen CMS environment have the custom.css file, and we wanted to offer a similar option with WordPress.

Fortunately, Automattic, the commercial entity behind, created a plugin that provides this feature. Site admins will find an “Edit CSS” menu under the Appearance section in the left navigation of wp-admin.

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In this WordCamp San Francisco 2011 presentation, Sheri Bigelow talks about the “Top 10 12 Features You Aren’t Using – But Should Be!” (27:24).

This is an excellent presentation for new WordPress users, but it includes a few things that WordPress veterans may not know about, like the Post Revisions Easter egg at 18:30. 5 Ways to Break your Blog

The travel funds aren’t always available to go to conferences, but at least most of the sessions from the regional and national WordPress conferences (aka WordCamps) are posted online. I will occasionally repost some of the germane ones here. Presentation slides are after the break.

The first four minutes do not apply to a multisite blog, so you can skip ahead.

In this first one, Hanni Ross from Automattic talks about the “Top 5 Ways to Break Your Blog – and Fix It” (21:32)

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