I was working with someone from codingforums.com & that was how they suggested to do it. We edited index.php and the way we did it seemed to be the only way it would work.
There doesnt seem to be any body tags inside of index.php:
* The main template file.
* This is the most generic template file in a WordPress theme
* and one of the two required files for a theme (the other being style.css).
* It is used to display a page when nothing more specific matches a query.
* E.g., it puts together the home page when no home.php file exists.
* Learn more: http://codex.wordpress.org/Template_Hierarchy
* @package WordPress
* @subpackage Twenty_Ten
* @since Twenty Ten 1.0
<div id="content" role="main">
/* Run the loop to output the posts.
* If you want to overload this in a child theme then include a file
* called loop-index.php and that will be used instead.
get_template_part( 'loop', 'index' );
</div><!-- #content -->
</div><!-- #container -->
<?php get_sidebar(); ?>
<?php get_footer(); ?>
Also, we used CSS to add the gradient:
background: url(http://visionaryresearchchems.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/blueleft.png) repeat-y left;
background: url(http://visionaryresearchchems.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/blueright.png) repeat-y right;
So what exactly is wrong with the way we did it?
What other PHP file do I edit so this gradient shows on all pages? (Remember, all 2010 files seem to be PHP, not HTML, so I'm not seeing any BODY tags to edit?)