Thesis and WordPress Multisite Compatibility

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CSS: Apache Directive

Thesis 2.1+, when used with WordPress Multisite, requires a special Apache Directive in the .htaccess file. This additional directive allows for cleaner output on the front end and also makes Multisite CSS more compatible with some caching plugins.

To add the Apache Directive, follow these simple steps:

  1. Open your .htaccess file located in the WordPress root.
  2. Find the following in the .htaccess file:
    # BEGIN WordPress
    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteBase /
    RewriteRule ^index\.php$ - [L]

    IMPORTANT: You must put the new rule in the correct position (just after the RewriteRule which looks exactly like the one shown above) within the .htaccess file or it will not work!

  3. Add the following line (in green) to your .htaccess file:
    # BEGIN WordPress
    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteBase /
    RewriteRule ^index\.php$ - [L]
    RewriteRule wp-content/thesis/skins/(.*)/css.css wp-admin/admin-post.php?action=thesis_do_css
  4. Save the file. If you’re running caching plugins or caching software, be sure to empty/flush your cache.

If you are running a caching plugin, there may be tens or hundreds of lines of Apache Directives. In this case, you may need to contact your hosting company/sysadmin for further assistance.