Custom CSS in Backlight

In CE4 and previous TTG products, custom css needed to be implemented through phplugins. That is a thing of the past.

In Backlight, custom css is enabled on a per template basis. Go to Designer > Templates > Page Templates. Click on Design next to your page template and scroll down to Advanced Customization.

custom-cssInside Advanced Customization you’ll see where to enable custom css and choose the file you want to use.

There are two demo custom css files included with Backlight. Feel free to enable these and see what they do.

But my suggestion is to create your own custom css file that contains your own customization. In a plain text editor, create a file and name it custom.css or whatever you want. Add any custom css to this file and upload it to your /backlight/custom/css/ folder.

Once you do, this new file will be available to use in any of your templates.

5 thoughts on “Custom CSS in Backlight”

  1. I have done this and added the css examples that you wrote but only the tip of centering the footer text works for me.
    When I added

    img.pswp__img {
    border: 1px solid #A39994;
    box-shadow: 2px 2px 4px rgba(0,0,0,0.4)

    For example nothing changed 🙁

    Any ideas why?

    1. no idea without seeing the site. Can you post a link? The ttg forum would be the best place to post it.

    2. Actually, there should be a semi-colon after the box-shadow property

      img.pswp__img {
      border: 1px solid #A39994;
      box-shadow: 2px 2px 4px rgba(0,0,0,0.4);

  2. Rod,
    I very much appreciate the guidance your site provides. Particularly as a newbie to css, your examples have been enormously helpful.
    I am wondering if there is a tool that I’ll call a css navigator for a lack of a better name that shows css source files and locations in a tree structure, or the obverse, for an element shows where it is referenced?

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