[wp-hackers] Plugins & CSS, embeded vs linking

Stephen Rider wp-hackers at striderweb.com
Tue Jul 15 01:27:32 GMT 2008

On Jul 14, 2008, at 12:29 PM, Jonathan Dingman wrote:

> Time after time, I get more annoyed with plugins forcing me to embed  
> CSS.
> There ought to be a way to easily offer an option to link to a  
> stylesheet
> rather than forcing me to embed the CSS.
> Even offering an option to "disable embedded CSS" and I'll add it  
> myself,
> even that would be fine.  but it seems like every plugin that uses CSS
> forces uses to embed CSS, or nearly every plugin.
> anyone else have thoughts on this subject?

CSS files go into cache -- is it really such a problem in that  
regard?  just askin'.

My Pull-quotes plugin has an option to "not link CSS".  It is quite  
simple to add such an option -- add the settings, and then wrap the  
CSS hook in an if( $setting ).  I actually did it at the request of a  
user.  Took me five minutes.

I think this is a matter of education more than throwing out more hooks.

I may just feel another article coming on.... ;-)


Stephen Rider

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