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LESS Compiler


Write LESS, edit your variables and compile your stylesheet from your dashboard.

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  • Register and enqueue your LESS sheets the same way you would do for your CSS.


    wp_enqueue_style( ‘my-less-handle’, ‘’, $deps, $ver, $media );

  • Configure the plugin with the less_configuration filter.

    Configuration of the plugin is optional, but you should at least register your variables if you are using a CSS framework.

  • Set a LESS variable value


    less_set( $variable, $value );

  • Get a LESS variable value


    less_get( $variable );

You will most likely use these functions in your theme’s functions.php.

The plugin uses the Less.php Compiler.


  • The ‘Compiler’ page
  • The ‘Variables’ page after configuration


  1. Upload less-compiler to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Find the plugin’s pages under the new ‘LESS’ menu


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  • Added search box for variables
  • Use tabs
  • Parse sources only on admin side


  • Uses filter for config
  • Better use of cache
  • Updated dependencies
  • Cleaner UI


  • “wp_enqueue_style” support
  • Moved cache directory to wp-content/cache


  • Menu icon and cache warning


  • Minor fixes (typo, dependences)