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[resolved] Changing color-scheme controlled colours (belle) (31 posts)

  1. dbphte1
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    the theme im using (belle) uses colour schemes which control the colour of certain elements, mainly titles.

    Im trying to change the colour of these to something other than the available schemes (not that bothered about giving them different colours).
    Ive looked through all the theme files in editor (even resorting to examining each instance of '#') and cant find anything.
    Any help is much apprieciated.

  2. dbphte1
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    noticed follks want to see your url: http://blog.getseenings.co.uk/

  3. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

  4. dbphte1
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    sorry but I don't think there's anything on there which tells you how to select a custom colour - it just mentions the schemes available

  5. dbphte1
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    tried adding a new colour scheme and calling it #ff0000, this just changes everything purple, which wasn't an option. as i say, im sure ive gone through every mention of # (and therefore all the colours - i think) and theres no blue, green, red, yellow or any other colour that can be set. how else can you change colour in a site?

  6. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Have you tried contacting the theme's developer?

  7. dbphte1
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    their website is in romanian and they haven't replied to anyone on getbelle.com for over a year :s i left a comment but not hopeful.

  8. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    The problem with themes with such complex additional options is that they really need indepth knowledge of the theme's code before you can come up with a possible solution. Sadly, I've never used the theme.

  9. tsany
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    maybe you could make a child theme and create ur own style.css

    it's just.. you do know how to CSS right ? no offense..

  10. dbphte1
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    ive absolutey no idea - the first time i edited anything in a theme or plugin was yesterday morning :P
    was hoping that it would be a simple case of tracking down where the colours were coming from i could change them, but I can't find them. Where would you expect them to be?

  11. tsany
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    i never use the theme.. and apparently you might need to have some knowledge on making a child theme which u can find the tutorial in codex and CSS coding to make things easier

  12. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    My guess is that the theme has it's own theme options page and stores these options in the database. If so so, it down to hunting through the code and working out how these options are:

    a) stored
    and
    b) used to change the site's display.

    My guess is that you can only use pre-configured color schemes. So to add a new them, you would have to add it to the theme's custom options. Not an easy job at all.

  13. tsany
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Second @esmi :)

  14. dbphte1
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    is that basically just tweaking the theme your using?
    ive tried checking all the colours in the current style.css but no luck - they're all just black white or shades of gray

  15. dbphte1
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    so therefore its going to be damn near impossible?
    is there anyway I can 'override' this - use the normal way of changing font colours?

  16. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Are you using the default scheme at the moment?

  17. tsany
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    most probably just like esmi said.. it used php functions and then transfered it into css.. well about normal.. "define normal" lol..

  18. dbphte1
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    no, why? i can change it back in two seconds, all i've done is made a new option to choose from and called it #000000 in hope more than anything else

  19. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Try changing it back to the default scheme and I'll see what (if any) secondary CSS file is being loaded.

  20. dbphte1
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    done

  21. dbphte1
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    are you saying there could be other files which determine the colours other than the ones I can access through the editor in the dashboard?

  22. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Possibly. When I create themes, I tend to place these more advanced scripts in a sub-folder within the theme's folder. That way, someone who doesn't know one end of a php script from another won't break them but someone who knows how to download, amend and then upload a script using FTP can still amend it.

    Looking at the site now, it's using a secondary .css file called blue.css in the theme's colorstyles sub-folder. If you amend that file, you should be able to start customising the colors to suit your needs. However, I would recommend that you make a backup copy of the file for safekeeping before you begin.

  23. dbphte1
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    massive help, thanks a lot. i'll do that now, let you know if it works

  24. tsany
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    ah yes.. and i thought esmi was a psychic when saying about blue.css lol. i didn't saw the site url.

  25. dbphte1
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    working great so far! now just got to figure out what everything does.
    thanks again:)

  26. dbphte1
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    btw how can you guys do that - just have a nosy through the site?
    something ive seen a few times on here

  27. tsany
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    there's inspect elements in chrome and firebug on firefox.. helps

  28. dbphte1
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    ah... cool
    im just testing the theme out just now - would that be handy or am i just as well looking through the files on FTP?

  29. tsany
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    it's handy to look which file the css code belongs to.. but to change it permanently u have to look the file on the server tho

  30. dbphte1
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    kl, reckon ill have a look

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