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Charles S
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Josh,

According to version history for 3.0 there is "css editing"

When I go to the CSS for a layout I just get an empty text field. Is this just to add CSS or to actually 'edit css'?

8 years ago#3823

Josh S.
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Probably should have put more thought into my wording. It is just the ability to "add" CSS and not "edit" existing css. There are things I like about this:

  • a blank area is less intimidating than an area full of css
  • it's less likely inexperienced users would break the css of their themes
  • any updates to a theme (via a gpeasy update or from a gpEasy.com hosted theme) will still be applied

but I can certainly see how some people might want to be able to edit the actual css of a theme. What do you think?

8 years ago#3825

Charles S
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I think your current way is good. It makes it easy to add CSS to a particular layout with little hassle and keeps novices from breaking much, thus "add css" or "add css to layout" would be good in this case. 

However, if you wanted to add the function of editing the full css then it ought to be a little more hidden or restricted so, as you say, it isn't broken by novice users — I think such a feature ought to be restricted via user preferences, if possible. Maybe even this ability to 'add css' ought to be a user permission?

It's rare for me to edit or want to edit CSS via the CMS so it isn't something I think about much. The main things I want to do with CSS within the CMS are to add it to a specific page or layout — this accomplishes the later and I can always copy a layout for a single page fix. . . which, btw, are two great additions. . . :)

However, I know most CMS have the ability to edit the full CSS of a theme and some users really want/need/like such a feature therefore I guess it would be very handy especially when someone needs to adjust something asap and are not near their regular tools.

Edited: 8 years ago#3827

Josh S.
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Awesome, sounds great!

8 years ago#3828

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