Jetpack 1.7 Custom CSS = Awesome+++

Wow. This is awesome.

wordpress-jetpack-pluginAutomattic, creators of WordPress and their ultra cool Jetpack plugin, have added custom CSS to the already extensive array of features. The reason why this is such a big deal to me is because this make customizing your current theme really easy.

Back in the day if you wanted to change the hyperlink color of your site or make the font larger you would have edit the theme files. Then, when there was an update to the theme, you would need to decide whether you wanted the new features or keep your customizations.

With the 3.x releases Child themes were enabled so that you could make these customizations a little easier. The issue with child themes was that they were overkill for simple edits. The other issue with child themes is that they could get a little complicated if the parent theme wasn’t really setup for children.

Do I Hear Responsiveness?

responsive-web-designThe other cool thing about being to edit the CSS without building a child theme is making your currently theme “responsive”. Being responsive means that your website changes to accommodate your current screen size whether it is a computer, tablet, or smart phone. Responsive themes are all the rage right now so this is definitely something that can help.

I like the different features that Jetpack offers but the addition of custom CSS is the best feature so far.

Thanks Jetpack Devs!