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Newbie says 'Where can i learn to customise a theme?' (6 posts)

  1. jillrichards
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Hi! Be grateful if someone could point me in right direction to customise an apparantly 'easily customisable' theme! I only want to change the colour! But my son told me to use wordpress and I know nothing!!

  2. moshu
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Finding_Your_CSS_Styles
    CSS_Troubleshooting
    CSS
    and all the linked articles...

    And the basic "school": http://www.w3schools.com/css/default.asp

  3. jillrichards
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Thanks will take a look!

  4. thinkdj
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    hey jillrichards,
    The best way to do that would be to copy your current theme, play around with it. Also, go through the basic wordpress functions like query_posts, get_title etc. at WordPress Codex ..
    That'll get you started.

  5. thinkdj
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Ohk.. Just read your post. Had only seen the title before..
    If you just need to change the color, you need to look into the fact that is the area you wish to change an image or HTML/CSS.
    If it's an image, you'll have to edit the image using some software like Photoshop and change the hue to get the required color or replace the image with a more suitable image in the theme's image folder.
    If it's just CSS code, open up style.css in you theme's folder, find the corresponding hex value of the color you wish to change and replace all that with the new Hex value.
    Eg : You wish to change all black to white, replace black (#000 or #000000) with white(#FFF or #FFFFFF)

  6. momen.web
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Hi,

    Well, I would like to learn to add more buttons/tabs and be able to fully customize a theme. How do I do that?

    Thanks in advance.

    Regards

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