Is it possible to pass a value from Craft global setting into a CSS/SCSS file? So for example I want to be able to allow the end user to customise colours and fonts without having to include it inline.

Has anyone achieved this or similar?

Many thanks

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It’s possible to do this by making the entire CSS file a Twig template.

Create a new file in your templates folder, such as templates/css/styles.css, with all the dynamic styles you want.

To prevent the browser from reloading the file on each request, make sure you set cache headers in the template.

{# Tell the browser to cache this page for 30 days #}
{% set expiry = now|date_modify('+30 days') %}

{% header "Cache-Control: max-age=" ~ (expiry.timestamp - now.timestamp) %}
{% header "Pragma: cache" %}
{% header "Expires: " ~ expiry|date('D, d M Y H:i:s', 'GMT') ~ " GMT" %}

Then load the CSS file just like any other from your webpage templates.

<link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="/css/styles.css">
  • Thats awesome thank you! I'm guessing you could adapt to possibly handle scss?
    – Chrisl2310
    Mar 8, 2020 at 15:31
  • @Chrisl2310 not natively but maybe possible with this plugin: plugins.craftcms.com/scss Mar 8, 2020 at 17:15

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