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[resolved] Modify CSS Carrington Blog (9 posts)

  1. Jannes
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi all

    Currently I'm using Hybrid Original by Justin Tadlock. I like the global darker frame around content with a white background. It makes the content pop out.

    But I absolutely love the implementation of the sliding comments of Carrington Blog (v2.3.1). So I want to switch. But I have one tiny problem with it: It's too white & bright for me.

    I have been tinkering around with the css to style the background the way I like it, but I can't get it to work. I don't see where to set background-color to turn everything to color (say) #51555c and then have all the elements in white float on top of that.

    Thanks for all your help.

  2. govpatel
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I just looked at the theme briefly on their website and there should be a link in admin to make color changes check in appearance.

    I just install 2.2 as that is wordpress and there is link in appearance called carrington you make all the changes from that page.

  3. Jannes
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thanks for your reply.

    Yes, there is an admin panel for Carrington. Unfortunately there's no option to change the global background. The only options for colors:

    Header Background Color: #
    Header Text Color: #
    Header Link Color: #
    Header Nav Background Color: #
    Header Nav Link Color: #
    Header Nav Text Color: #
    Page Title Color: #
    Page Subtitle Color: #
    Link Color: #
    Footer Background Color: #
    Footer Text Color: #
    Footer Link Color: #

    My current theme has a
    body {background: #242D36}
    How can I make that happen to Carrington too?

    I've reverted to v2.2 on my test site for compatibility purposes.

  4. govpatel
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    ok you will not be able change your background from your admin panel editor as looked and there its not in of them files.

    I do not how familiar you are working directly on server as you will have to make changes from there.

  5. Jannes
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    No problem.

    I have a WAMP instance with a fresh test WP install running on my computer, and I know my way around with filezilla.

    Are you sure it's not possible at all in just the css?

    I'll make sure to document it all, and feed back to the community.

  6. govpatel
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Yes its in one other file here
    wp-content/themes/carrington-blog/css/carrington-blog.css

    #main {
    margin:24px 0;
    background:#242D36;

    it does not have a background I added that in

    than you will have change all your fonts in admin.

  7. Jannes
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Right, that's close to what I'm looking for. But now the content column should be white again. The content and widgets should have a white background, floating on top of a sea of #242D36.

  8. Jannes
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    This is already pretty good:

    #main {
        padding-top:24px;
        background:#242D36;
    }
    #content {
    	float: left;
    	padding-bottom: 24px;
    	width: 530px;
        padding-left:10px;
        padding-right:10px;
        background-color: #FFFFFF;

    Thanks for all your input.

  9. govpatel
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    You welcome glad that you got what you wanted

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