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Comments in black on black?? How to fix? (24 posts)

  1. hodgy03038
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I installed and love this theme. The only issue is a reply or comment shows black text on a black background and it's really unreadable. Is there an easy way to fix this?

  2. hodgy03038
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Sorry but I am talking about the Easel theme. I thought I was on the Easel board.

  3. Andrew
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Does that theme provide a section in the dashboard named something like, "Custom CSS", or do you have a Child Theme of Easel?

  4. hodgy03038
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    It has a section for editing CSS but there is NO CSS there. It evidently gives you the ability to add or modify the existing CSS but the existing CSS is not there nor would I really know how to do it. You can see the existing CSS by clicking a link but this is all foreign to me.

    I just think it should be easier to fix and not sure why that would be the default Black text on not quite so black background.

  5. Andrew
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    If the option is not available through the dashboard, you may need to manually make those customisations by adding code.

    To avoid adding and editing the theme's original files and losing your changes once you update the theme, you should be using a Child Theme or for simple CSS changes, a Custom CSS plugin.

    Once you have either, you can now query the exact CSS necessary through a more relevant forum.

  6. hodgy03038
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Not sure I understand that but thanks for your input.

  7. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I thought I was on the Easel board.

    Here it is: http://forum.frumph.net/

  8. Frumph
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    What browser are you using that you see black on black?

  9. hodgy03038
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Internet explorer 9.

    Here is the page with the comment:

  10. hodgy03038
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

  11. Frumph
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Yeah, IE9 .. fun

    What you're going to need to do is open up the style-default.css file and search for this line:

    #comment-textarea:focus, #comment:hover, #author:hover, #email:hover, #url:hover, #comment:focus, #author:focus, #email:focus, #url:focus {

    and turn it into this line:

    #comment-textarea:hover, #comment:hover, #author:hover, #email:hover, #url:hover, #comment-textarea:focus, #comment:focus, #author:focus, #email:focus, #url:focus {

    And see if that works, apparently IE9 doesn't like :focus

    If that does work, i'll add it to the next 3.1.1 which i'm almost done with

  12. Frumph
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    ooo I see what's going on, it's not the black on black in the text area, it's osmething else..

    ^ Thanks for the link, give me a second to give you the change

  13. Frumph
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Here's the deal.. .. Do you have some sort of plugin going on .. this spam free plugin that's enabled at the moment?

    Could you disable that for a moment so I can look with it turned off?

    I believe it's a plugin you have enabled that is causing it to lose all CSS entities

  14. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    @Frumph: I've got a scrap of js that deals with :focus issues in older versions of IE. Drop me a line if you want a copy.

  15. Frumph
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    @esmi I tested the CSS with IE7 and IE8 - just not IE9 and it's working nicely, .. but unfortunately that's not the issue just the description of it threw me off.

    His problem is the grey background that comes with #content-wrapper {} is gone .. well the html element for ID=content-wrapper is gone completely .. as if some plugin is overwriting the comments section so the background isn't showing

  16. hodgy03038
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Okay it's deactivated.
    Thanks

  17. Frumph
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Yeah, that's exactly the problem. That plugin is rewriting that whole section and *not* giving any alternative CSS elements that can be used around it, no wrapper elements that can be used to colorize behind it.

    Got a link to that plugin?

    Or if you could re-enable that plugin and see if it has an option *not* to rewrite the comments code

  18. hodgy03038
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Here is a link to the plugin page:
    http://www.toddlahman.com/spam-free-wordpress/

  19. hodgy03038
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Maybe I could send you the code. I don't know if I should put it here?

  20. Frumph
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Naw, don't put code here.. but did you check the options for the plugin to see if it has an option not to rewrite the comments section?

    and your link didn't come through

  21. Frumph
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    There should be an option in there for generating the comment form.. that should be unchecked or disabled. Then let's take a look at it.

  22. hodgy03038
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    http://www.toddlahman.com/spam-free-wordpress/

    Okay I unchecked that option and it seems to have cured that. Now how or will that affect the plugin?

    I wish I knew how to change the color scheme of the current theme. I love the theme but may prefer a slightly different color.

    Thanks for your help.

  23. Frumph
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I have a bunch of different child themes available on my forums in this section: http://forum.frumph.net/viewforum.php?f=19

    In the Easel Options there's a disable default layout, which removes all the layout colorization that is on the theme to just be a blank black and white color set.

    If you use one of the different child themes you could modify the color scheme via the style.css in the child theme (or) if you keep the default enabled you can enable jetpack's edit CSS option (then an Edit CSS menu option will appear under the Appearance section)

    Which will let you do 'overrides' of the current color scheme by putting your replacement CSS there.

  24. hodgy03038
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Okay thanks for your help.

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