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  1. This is going to sound really stupid, but, I used to be able to view the original style sheet that came with my theme, (Pilcrow). That seems to be gone now! ???? How can I find this again? Thanks.
    Debbie

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

  2. Not to worry. Here it is > https://wpcom-themes.svn.automattic.com/pilcrow/style.css

    A link to each theme's main CSS file ought to be found on the Appearance → Custom Design → CSS page. Look for the "View the original stylesheet" link.

  3. "A link to each theme's main CSS file ought to be found on the Appearance → Custom Design → CSS page. Look for the "View the original stylesheet" link."
    Yes, it USED to be there, but now it's gone. ???!
    Anyway, thank you for the link. Much appreciated.

  4. You're welcome.

  5. poppycockreviews
    Member

    I need the stylesheet for Mystique! I'm so angry. The link is gone for me too!

  6. @poppycockreviews Here's your link http://s2.wp.com/wp-content/themes/pub/mystique/style.css :)

  7. Interesting and aggravating that those links have disappeared. Wonder why that is.

  8. The reason is that many beginner users were copying and pasting the entire stylesheet into the editor, which ended up causing them a lot of problems if they didn't know very much about how CSS works.

    The CSS is still accessible in a number of ways, including in a link on the Appearance → Custom Design → CSS page in the "Mode: Add-on" section. You can find it by clicking "Edit" next to "Mode: Add-on" in the Publish box.

    However, it's often better (and easier) to find CSS using built in browser tools. Most modern browsers have a web inspector that you can access by right-clicking an element and selecting the "Inspect Element" option. In Chrome, it will show you the HTML for what you clicked on as well as all of the CSS that applies to it, including the order of the rules that apply and which ones are overridden by other rules. I help people with CSS all the time, and I find the browser tools indispensable.

  9. @marianojmiguel, a quick tip, you can add "?minify=false" to the end of WordPress.com stylesheet links to give them pretty formatting. If you don't add that, then the CSS is concatenated and a bit hard to review. Here is an example:
    http://s2.wp.com/wp-content/themes/pub/mystique/style.css?minify=false

  10. Thank you so much, "designsimply". Learned something new today.

  11. @designsimply Wow. I didn't know that was possible. Decompressed CSS is way more readable for sure.

  12. @ddbdoglady, the updates we're making have you guys in mind! Feedback is always welcome/helpful though. I'm thinking about ways to help everyone with CSS who wants to learn. :)

    @marianojmiguel, unminifying = magic. hehe :)

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