This “CSS in WordPress” series has been written by our awesome CSS and coding maestro, Brian. Thanks Brian!

So these tutorials should be useful if you’re building a website from scratch, but if you’re writing a blog, you’re more than likely using a content management system like wordpress. So here, we will show you how you might write your own CSS, and with wordpress, how to integrate it. Lets begin!

Method 1: Plugins

You may find many plugins on wordpress that allow for custom CSS, and if that’s all you want to do, then you can add a highly rated one and get going. However we recommend you install a trusted plugin for this and many other features, Jetpack. After installing and activating, Jetpack adds a “Custom CSS” option in your WordPress Dashboard. It’s great for testing out CSS!

Method 2: Child Theme

Creating a child theme can be a daunting task at first, but once set up, you have full control in what your CSS will change. A child theme will take your existing theme, and use it as a template. From there you will be adding on CSS so that whatever you write takes preference. If you have FTP access to your site, you should set up a child theme with a style.css for your final site, and you can use plugins while you’re testing it out. Instructions on how to create a child theme in WordPress can be found here.
 
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To find the rest of Brian’s “Adding CSS to your Blog” blogs, click here: Adding CSS to your Blog