How to edit your WordPress theme’s CSS

Sometimes you need to make changes to your WordPress theme that you cannot easily customize. This is where CSS comes in.

What is CSS?

The initialism is a shortened form of the name Cascading Style Sheets. CSS is basically a way to describe how you wish to have parts of your webpage or website look.

Here is an example of how to tell your browser to make H1 headings red:

h1 {color:red;}

Using this method of changing the looks of your webpage will require you to learn how to write CSS. This is no easy feat but will give you absolute control of the appearance of your webpage.

Learn CSS

CSS is not a subject one can learn in a few minutes. However, it is not so difficult that you couldn’t learn the basics in a few days. There are many free courses and videos that will get you started.

The Web Development By Doing: HTML / CSS From Scratch will give you a strong overview.

But how do you edit a theme’s CSS?

You can make changes to the CSS of your theme from within the WordPress customizer.

  1. Before making any changes to a WordPress theme, add a child theme
  2. Log in to your WordPress website.
  3. From the WordPress Admin, go to Appearance > Editor.Shows the user where to find the theme editor options in WordPress
  4. Make your CSS changes or additions.
  5. Click Update File.

What’s Next?

Return to STT-1 Theme Appearance Change

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Our mission is to help entrepreneurs better the world. We do this with our web design, branding, marketing, and training services.

It is very important to offer marketing and technology-based training through our Pro-How service because it speaks directly about our mission, vision, and beliefs. Additionally, we offer direct WordPress maintenance services through Firebolt for those who need the convenience of having a dedicated team do the work for them.

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