One of the reasons WordPress is the most popular content management system (CMS) around is because it’s very beginner friendly. You don’t have to have any technical knowledge, coding skills, or experience in web development to create a fully functioning website from the ground up.
That said, for those that are ready to step up their game and make their site a little more visually appealing, there is a way to customize your site with only a little bit of coding knowledge.
Learning how to use CSS in WordPress doesn’t have to be scary. In fact, it’s actually really easy to do.
If you’re ready to take the plunge and learn how to use some code on your WordPress website to make it stand out from the competition, keep reading. Today we’re going to explain what CSS is and how you can use it to make changes to the design of your website.
What is CSS in WordPress?
Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) is a language used in web design to change the visual appearance of a website. For example, you can use it to change your site’s layout, fonts, colors, and much more. And the great part about using CSS in WordPress is that it lets you override some of your theme’s default settings.
This is helpful for those using a popular WordPress theme. When a theme is widely used, though the content differs from site to site, the basic design is the same. This makes it difficult for your website to look different from all the other websites using the same theme with the same design elements.
How Does CSS Work?
Have you ever heard of Hypertext Markup Language (HTML)?
HTML is the primary language used to create your WordPress website. Its job is to tell web browsers what your website looks like. This way, when a site visitor clicks on your website, they see things such as colors, images, and written content. Without HTML, your website would be pages of code that no one could understand.
To see what HTML looks like, all you have to do is click on the three dots in the top right hand corner of the Gutenberg Editor and select Code Editor:
The problem with editing HTML to make your website look a certain way is that it’s extremely time-consuming (not to mention, you have to understand code). For instance, let’s say you wanted to change all your post titles to be a different color. You would have to go into every single blog post you’ve ever written and manually edit the HTML code to change the color.
That’s why using CSS instead is so helpful.
CSS helps determine how your website’s HTML elements are going to look on your website. And the best part is, it’s a blanket language that can apply to all elements on your website with a few simple lines of code.
Using CSS in WordPress gives you complete control over the way your site looks and makes changing certain
This article was written by Editorial Staff and originally published on WPKube.