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Changing a specific background color (8 posts)

  1. AbeHedelman
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi,

    I recently took over managing the website for a not-profit called West Coast Dog and Cat Rescue http://www.westcoastdogandcat.org ... I'm being asked to change the back ground color behind the 3 boxes below the banner not the background of the boxes it self, the one behind all 3 that changes with a gradient.. I tried for the life of me to find what's controlling it in the css file but can't seem to get it.. I was able to change the background of the mission statement below the banner and the background of the banner itself as well as the main page background, just NOT the part I'm wanting to change. anybody able to help? Sorry I'm not too savvy with css.

    Here's a pastebin:
    http://pastebin.com/yZ51Bx5g

    also while were at it.. Any idea how to make the title banner not extend all the way across and stop at the edges? Also wanna get rid of the little bit of beige block above it.. :-)

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Try using Firefox with the Firebug add-on for this kind of CSS work.
    http://getfirebug.com/

  3. AbeHedelman
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hmm Interesting.. I checked that out. Maybe I just don't know how to use it but I use the inspect element element tool and highlight that background box and nothing in any of the edit boxes seems to say anything about color... :\

  4. Jay Hoffmann
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    That's because the gradient is a background-image not a gradient color. It's part of the "#head" class on your stylesheet.

    As esmi said, you should familiarize yourself with CSS and stylesheets and dive in with a developer tool like Firebug. This should help fix your other smaller problems as well.

    http://coding.smashingmagazine.com/2009/09/02/backgrounds-in-css-everything-you-need-to-know/

  5. AbeHedelman
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Okay cool thanks.. I can see that now... Now, probably a stupid question but how do I access the "wp-content/themes/wcdc/img" directory. I've seen it referenced all over the place but I can't seem to find how to get to it. All I can seem to get to is the "wp-content/uploads" that I can manage using the "media" section of the wp-manager I've tried ftp and ssh to get direct access to the files but neither work. The wp account I'm using is an admin account. Am I missing something crucial to using wordpress? Sorry about the noob questions, but this is the first time I've used wp. I haven't done any web development in a good 6 years until now and even back then I was just using dreamweaver and frontpage and am only really familiar with html.

  6. AbeHedelman
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hmmm. After googling it says I SHOULD be able to access it via ftp but when I try doing so it just times out.. Not even invalid username/password just timing out.. :-\

  7. Andrew Bartel
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I'd say your call your hosting company, they should have support to help you set up an ftp connection to your site.

  8. AbeHedelman
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Guess I'm an idiot.. I thought wordpress was a webhost as well as the managing tool, but a whois lookup seems to point to godaddy..Thanks for the info. Learn something new everyday

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