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UXbarn says

Most theme options were created and saved on PHP and I don’t know what is the proper way to apply those saved options to the CSS and JavaScript of the WordPress theme. Right now the CSS and JavaScript codes are all in the external files.

I was thinking of doing echo those options right away in the <script> or <style> block but maybe that isn’t a good practical way to do? :|

Please advise.. :confused:

Thanks in advanced!

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KrownThemes says

Don’t put the theme options in the header. It’s not a good practice and it will just increase your header without any good reason.

You should do those changes directly inside the css files(for colors, backgrounds, etc..).

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redfactory says

We have an extra style.php file in which the options are echoed directly into the css. Make sure to only have the css that needs changing in that file, and to load it as last so it overwrites your default css rules.

Good luck :)

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xiaSKULL says

We have an extra style.php file in which the options are echoed directly into the css. Make sure to only have the css that needs changing in that file, and to load it as last so it overwrites your default css rules. Good luck :)

+1. :)

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Pixelous says

We have an extra style.php file in which the options are echoed directly into the css. Make sure to only have the css that needs changing in that file, and to load it as last so it overwrites your default css rules. Good luck :)

So, your style.php generate a style.css, right?

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UXbarn says

Don’t put the theme options in the header. It’s not a good practice and it will just increase your header without any good reason. You should do those changes directly inside the css files(for colors, backgrounds, etc..).

Then how could I apply those css changes to the css files dynamically? I just a bit confuse at this point..

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Gareth_Gillman says

you would use the php file_open and write functions, this will enable the script to open the css file and save the contents to the file.

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KrownThemes says

you would use the php file_open and write functions, this will enable the script to open the css file and save the contents to the file.
Exactly! This is how i do it..
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digitalimpact says

So nobody sets the headers for customstyles.php to

<?php header("Content-type: text/css"); ?>

, adding it as any other external CSS to the head?
<link rel="styleheet" href="<?php bloginfo('stylesheet_directory'); ?>/customstyles.php" media="screen">
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pixelentity says

To echo custom rules inside a style block of header is not a bad practice and also has absolutely zero impact on performances/load times while to write an external css file with custom values requires an additional server request which is far more costly in terms of resources.

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