Jason's Custom CSS for WordPress MU

Many moons ago, Jason’s Customciser was released onto an unsuspecting WPMU forum. It’s a small plugin that allowed one to change the value of some of the CSS elements in a theme’s style sheet.

Before you get too excited, it’s in rather a raw format, can cause problems and needs work to be usable. The original plugin used some PHP5 conventions and functions which limited the audience who could use it. I’m posting this because people are wondering where the PHP4 port I wrote disappeared to. It’s still here, but please link to this post instead of linking to the zip file.

Download Jason’s Customciser-doc – this plugin needs a lot of work to be usable. I’m not joking!

If you’re wondering, this is not the same plugin that is used on WordPress.com to allow editing of CSS files. I just wonder why someone doesn’t write a simple templating system in Smarty or something that loads through the traditional WordPress theme files? It’s a no-brainer. It may not be the most efficient way of doing it, but it’s one simple way.

Author: Donncha

Donncha Ó Caoimh is a software developer at Automattic and WordPress plugin developer. He posts photos at In Photos and can also be found on Google+ and Twitter.

5 thoughts on “Jason's Custom CSS for WordPress MU”

  1. I’ve actually toyed with coding a fairly simple template system. However, time just hasn’t allowed for it and the fact that i’m sick of a few WPMU users that whine left and right, hasn’t helped either.

  2. Agreed but to answer Donncha’s question, even I’m still learning PHP and I’ve never learned how to code in Smarty. 🙁

    Gotta admit though that I’m getting tired of the WPMU forums as well. *sigh*

  3. You know what though guys, I find this plugin to be relatively useful even in its current state.

    As for the wpmu forums, I wouldn’t lose hope so quickly! I installed my wpmu site barely 3 months ago, and already we’ve helped users migrate from RC4 to mu 1.0 and install a host of other features/plugins that wouldn’t have been possible without that community.

    SiteWide Tags, the MU Admin Bar/Navigation Bar, the Google Analytics/SiteMaps plugins, and the Anarchy Media Plugin are just a few of them.

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