May 062016
WordPress Plugin Name: SiteOrigin CSS
Plugin URL:

Plugin Author: SiteOrigin
WordPress profile: SiteOrigin
Plugin version: 1.2.13
Last updated: March 24, 2021 (4 weeks ago)
Tested up to (WP version): WP 5.7.1
Downloaded: 0
Rating: 5 (out of 5)


SiteOrigin CSS is the simple, yet powerful CSS editor for WordPress. It gives you visual controls that let you edit the look and feel of your site in real-time.

We’ve created a site editing experience that will suit both beginners and advanced users alike. Beginners will love the simple visual controls and real-time preview. Advanced users will love the code autocompletion that makes writing CSS faster than ever.


The hardest part of editing your site’s design using CSS is usually finding the correct selector to use. The powerful inspector that comes with SiteOrigin CSS makes this easy. While viewing a full preview of your site, just click on an element and it’ll help you identify the best selector to use to target that element.

The Inspector will help you even if you have no idea what a CSS selector is.

Visual Editor

Don’t like playing around with code? No problem. SiteOrigin CSS has a set of simple controls that make it easy to choose colors, styles and measurements. Combined with the Inspector, you’ll be able to make changes in just a few clicks.

CSS Editor

SiteOrigin CSS has a powerful CSS editor, the likes of which you’d usually only expect from high-end IDEs. It has autocompletion for both CSS selectors and attributes. It also features very useful CSS linting that’ll help you identify issues in your code before you publish your changes.

It’s Free

We’re committed to keeping SiteOrigin CSS, free. You can install it on as many sites as you like without ever worrying about licensing. All future updates and upgrades will be free, and we even offer free support over on our friendly support forums.

Works With Any Theme

There’s an ever-growing collection of awesome WordPress themes, and now with SiteOrigin CSS you can edit every single one of them to your heart’s content. No matter what theme you’re using, SiteOrigin CSS will work perfectly.

Actively Developed

We’re actively developing SiteOrigin CSS. Keep track of what’s happening over on GitHub.


Documentation is available on SiteOrigin.


We offer free support on the SiteOrigin support forums.



  1. Inspector for finding elements on your site.

    Inspector for finding elements on your site.

  2. Simple visual controls including a background image uploader.

    Simple visual controls including a background image uploader.

  3. A full CSS editor that works in real-time with a preview of your site.

    A full CSS editor that works in real-time with a preview of your site.

  4. Code completion for all your theme's selectors.

    Code completion for all your theme's selectors.

Other notes:

Latest Change log entry:

  • Inspector: Added support for WooCommerce single product tabs.
  • Inspector: Highlight important classes when element with class is selected.
  • Restored the scrollbar in the Custom CSS content field.
  • Developer: Further changes for jQuery 3.5.
  • Developer: For WP 4.9+ use the WordPress version of CodeMirror if available.
  • Developer: Removed socss-codemirror-show-hint as a dependency. The script can now be removed to disable hints.


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+ Jason's Comments

I recommend this plugin if you don’t know how to edit CSS (style rules) and need a visual point and click selector with the ability to instantly adjustment all the style options.

If you just want one file to manage all your custom CSS (style sheet) rules, I recommend My Custom CSS. If you want to separate your custom style sheet (CSS) rules in to different files, I recommend Global CSS by Joddit. If you want to place CSS (style sheet) or JS (Javascript) rules on specific pages, I recommend Specific CSS/JS for Posts and Pages. If you wish to modify any of the theme template files (.php) then it’s best to create a child theme.