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Default Color Theme - Under Customise (8 posts)

  1. oughtobe
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    How do I change the default color of this theme? It seems to always default as White background with grey fonts, I would like it to default to the Black theme under the Customise link. When I click Customise, it shows the options:
    White
    Black
    Blue
    Green
    Grey

    I would like it to always default to black, for new visitors, and also, it is possible to add custom themes to the "Customise" link section? Thank you.

  2. Zulfikar Nore
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Is that theme from the repository? Could you please provide a link to it so that we can take a look at and be able to better advise you.

  3. oughtobe
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Here is my website: http://oughtobe.com/wordpress/

    The theme is called "Minimalist 1" by Joey Robinson

  4. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I'm afraid that's a pretty old theme and it looks like the them author no longer supports it (hence the warning on http://wordpress.org/extend/themes/minimalist/ ). All I can really suggest is that you install a custom CSS plugin and then use Firebug (or whatever developer tool is available in your web browser) to locate the CSS you need to over-write.

  5. oughtobe
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Is there any easy way to do that?

  6. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    The process I described above is the simplest method, I'm afraid. If you cannot manage this yourself, perhaps you need to consider hiring someone to carry out the work for you?

  7. Zulfikar Nore
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    @oughtobe,

    Go to header.php and switch the colors around like so
    @line 19 change that to black.css and the title to black
    @line 20 change that to white, same for the title - save.

    Then go to the sidebar.php
    @line 38 change the instances of white to black and
    @line 39 do the opposite - i.e. black to white - save

    And that's it - black will always be the default color.

    To add more color simply create a new color.css and place it in the styles folder then simply reference it in the two files above like the other styles and you should be good to go.

    Regards,
    Zulf

  8. oughtobe
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thank you so much Mr. Zulfikar Nore! You are awesome!! I really appreciate it, if I can ever help you with anything writing/video/film/audio/music/real estate related, let me know. =)

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