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[resolved] Change title text color in 2011 theme (14 posts)

  1. martinrice
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi, I was wondering whether it is possible to change the color of the title text and tag line text in the 2011 theme?

    Thanks,
    Martin

  2. Andrew
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Sure it's possible. Do you have a Custom CSS plugin or are you using a Child Theme?

  3. martinrice
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi, Andrew,

    No, I don't have a custom css plugin and I'm not using a Child Theme. I'm really new at this and don't know too much.

    As I said, I'm using 2011 and really only have 1 page up, a static home page, that I'm experimenting with in order to get a feel for things. REALLY just at the very beginning.

    What would you suggest I do? I don't really know any css, but if there's a place in the file for me to edit, I guess I could find it and put in the proper hex code for the color.

    Well, wait a minute. I do have the WooDojo Custom Code widget, which I've never used, but do you know whether this might be something I could use to change the css for the title and tag line, assuming I knew what to enter in there?

    Thanks for the help,
    Martin

  4. Andrew
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    It may be worth first reading through this page regarding changing the text colour:
    - http://www.w3schools.com/cssref/pr_text_color.asp

    And this regarding general CSS syntax:
    - http://www.w3schools.com/css/css_syntax.asp

    That may help you understand the code we recommend you use later on.

  5. martinrice
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks, Andrew, I'll go read them right now.

  6. martinrice
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Well, they were short and sweet and very clear. I do understand what they're saying. I guess now I need to know what to put where.

    Thanks,
    Martin

  7. Andrew
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Can you install this plugin: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/custom-css-manager-plugin/ ?

    It's so that you can put your CSS modifications in with the theme without modifying the theme's files, using its section of the dashboard.

  8. martinrice
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi, Andrew:

    Just went over and downloaded it and it installed just fine. So I guess the answer is "yes," :-)

    And thanks for the screenshot.

    Martin

  9. Andrew
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    That's okay.

    Do you have Google Chrome or Firefox?

  10. martinrice
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I'm using Google Chrome.

  11. Andrew
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Can you right click on the site title and select 'Inspect element' [demonstrated]?

    A new toolbar will appear. That toolbar shows HTML along the left-hand side and CSS on the right-hand side [demonstrated].

    Look at the CSS. You can see a colour style. That is the style you need to override [demonstrated].

    Try copying that CSS and pasting it into your Custom CSS Manager section of the dashboard. Then change the colour value (21759b) to the colour you want in a hexadecimal format.

  12. martinrice
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Yes I can, Andrew. I'm going to give it a try and see if I can get it right. I'll report back.

    Thanks.

  13. Andrew
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    That's just going to change the hover state.

    To change the normal state of the titles try copying the style just below [demonstrated] and pasting that into your Custom CSS Manager.

  14. martinrice
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Got it! Thanks.

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