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[resolved] CANT GET BACKGROUND COLOR FOR WHOLE SITE (14 posts)

  1. ethanator
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    here is my site...where it says navigation image and footer image there will eventually be some images but the problem is.....

    I am trying to get the whitespace above the header, eventually below the footer and on the sides of the posts and sides of the bottom sidebar. i dont have any css done for these elements of the site so i dont know if they are inheriting there borders. it is a custom theme where i coppied the default and then renamed and deleted all styles. Thanks

  2. abrazell
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    You didn't post a link.

  3. ethanator
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    oh sorry it is ethanbodnar.com

  4. DianeV
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Setting the background color in CSS for the entire page would be:

    body {background-color:#000}

    ... where #000 is a shortening of #000000.

  5. Jonathan Landrum
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    It looks like your site isn't recognizing the CSS file at all. You've got your blog on the top-level of the domain, but the stylesheet link is pointing to either a sub-domain or a folder called "blog". Did you specify the difference in your admin? (Options >> General >> Blog Address)

    Just a thought.
    ~Jonathan

  6. joshuaone
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Where -- in the Codex, the Support Forum, or the WWW -- can I find an explanation of the six-digit code for color (such as the one you reference above)? I want to modify some colors on my WP Theme, but can't catch a clue about the basis of these color codes. [E.g., two color codes my theme uses are color: #555558; background: #73868C. What color code system is that?] Thanks.

  7. moshu
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Just Google for "hex color codes" and start to learn them. It is NOT a WP issue, it's basic CSS.

  8. Jonathan Landrum
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    That's hexadecimal (base-sixteen: sixteen options for each character space, versus base-ten: ten options for each character space). The best place to catch up on HTML and CSS is the World Wide Web Consortium.

    ~Jonathan

  9. joshuaone
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Thanks!

  10. ethanator
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    i am not sure if the css file si pointing to my site

    i think it might be pointing to a subdirectory but in my host's settings i made tthat subdirectory what the user gets when they type in ethanbodnar.com. PLEASE HELP

  11. Jonathan Landrum
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Okay, where did you install the files, in /www/ or in /www/blog/? If you put them in the "blog" subdirectory then this is not the problem.

  12. ethanator
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    yes they re in the blog subdirectory and i ahve gotten it to work thanks for the help everyone

  13. Jonathan Landrum
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Glad you got it working; what was the solution, in case anyone else runs into this problem?

    ~Jonathan

  14. ethanator
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    the solution was just what you said thanks

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