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Making changes to stylesheets

  1. sacredpath (if you're around, or anyone else!) ...

    You told me a while back ... "By using the add to... your CSS changes will load after the original stylesheet and override the like stuff in the original CSS".

    I'm still struggling with what this means. ... If I make a CSS change to a stylesheet, I make a CSS change to a stylesheet.

    So what is the meaningful difference between the new wording for these choices ...

    "Add my CSS to White as Milk's CSS stylesheet." OR
    "Don't use White as Milk's CSS, and replace everything with my own CSS."

    Saving a change is saving a change. Right? So?

    Thanks.

    The blog I need help with is davidderrick.wordpress.com.

  2. Does this help?

    CSS is theme specific. If you have custom CSS and later change themes, you need to delete whatever CSS you have in the Editor, otherwise, you’ll get undesired results.

    To ‘reset’ a theme, you need to delete the CSS in the Editor, make sure the “add to existing CSS” radio button is checked, then save. Things should go back to normal.

    When you alter a theme’s stylesheet, you only need to put in the Editor the modification/additions to the CSS, not the entire thing. Read this for more info:
    http://csswiz.wordpress.com/2009/10/15/if-you-have-the-wp-com-css-upgrade/

  3. OK -- So this really only becomes an issue (potentially) if I CHANGE themes. Right?

    And what sacredpath was saying is: if your template has no graphics, just text, it won't even matter then, in practice. Right again?

    Are those 2 intepretations correct?

  4. I do not help with CSS but I notice that both devblog and thesacredpath who do always this:
    When you alter a theme’s stylesheet, you only need to put in the Editor the modification/additions to the CSS, not the entire thing. Read this for more info:
    http://csswiz.wordpress.com/2009/10/15/if-you-have-the-wp-com-css-upgrade/

  5. If there are no graphical (image) elements in a theme design, then pasting the entire sheet into the CSS edit window should not have any adverse effect, should being the operative word there. In such cases where there are no graphical elements in the design, if you paste the entire stylesheet, then you need to select the start from scratch option.

    Really though, here at wordpress.com due to the way thing work on the CSS, it is better to put only your changes into the CSS editor window. It makes it much easier to see what you have done and to troubleshoot things, especially two or three months down the road when you go back in to make changes or edits.

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