External CSS plugin allows you to edit an external CSS file through WordPress dashboard. All blog pages except admin pages imports the CSS file via HTML link tag. This plugin is very SEO friendly and decreases the network load.
- Upload External CSS plugin to the ‘wp-content/plugins/’ directory
- Add the read and write permissions of ‘wp-content/uploads’ directory to the user of the web server
- Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
- Open extenal CSS file editor through ‘Appearance’ -> ‘External CSS’ menu
- Edit the CSS file
External CSS version 0.2.0 and older versions have a bug that removes CSS file when updating the plugin.
To solve the problem, copy or rename wp-content/plugins/external-css/css/custom.css to wp-content/uploads/external-css/custom.css before trying to update the plugin.