Often when I advise people on how to customize their themes, I have to warn them about not making changes to the default theme. If you bought a theme, or are using one of WordPress’ themes like Twenty Fourteen, if you make changes to the CSS in the style.css file, they will be overwritten next time there is an update and all your hard work will be lost. There’s a super simple way around this – the Simple Custom CSS Plugin.
The plugin is very easy to install – just download and activate – and a new link under the Appearance menu will show up for your custom CSS.
When you click on it you will start with a blank screen and you can just write you own CSS here, which will override any theme CSS files.
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