Jelix sub-plugin (CSSprepro plugin) to get Compass files compiled
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What is jCompass ?

This project is a plugin for Jelix PHP framework. It allows you to use easily Compass dynamic stylesheet language in Jelix.

This is a plugin of CSSprepro which is itself an htmlresponse plugin for Jelix.


Under Jelix default configuration, create (if missing) a "CSSprepro" directory in your project's "plugins" directory. Clone this repository in that directory with :

git clone --recursive

Note that you should have your app plugin directory in your modulesPath (defaultconfig.ini.php or entry point's config.ini.php) to get it working. The value should be at least :


You need an up and running installation of Compass on command line to get it working (e.g. on a Debian-based distro, ''apt-get install ruby-compass'' will do the trick).


When including a CSS file (e.g. with addCSSLink()) you should set 'sass'=>true or 'scss'=>true as a param.

Another way of having a file compiled with Compass is including as file with .scss or .sass extension. You can set expected extensions in the comma-separated value of CSSprepro_jCompass_extensions under the jResponseHtml section.

E.g. in your response :



$this->addCSSLink($gJConfig->urlengine['basePath'].'themes/'.$gJConfig->theme.'/Css/style.sassFile', array( 'sass' => true ));

Your config file must activate jCompass plugin :


N.B. : the directories containing Compass files should be writable by your web server ! Indeed, compiled files will be written in that very same directory so that relative urls go on working ...


You can configure jCompass's behviour regarding compilation:

; always|onchange|once

If CSSprepro_jCompass_compile's value is not valid or empty, its default value is onchange.

  • always : compile Compass file on all requests
  • onchange : compile Compass file only if it has changed
  • once : compile Compass file once and never compile it again (until compiled file is removed)