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[resolved] I'm trying to change the background color of a single page. (7 posts)

  1. mmasta
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I've been trying to change the background color of a single page using CSS Plus and haven't had any luck.

    I've tried:

    body {background:#eef}

    body {background:#eef;}

    body {background: #eeeeff}

    body {background: #eeeeff;}

    body {background-color: #(all variations)}

    body
    {
    background: #eef
    }

    . . . and so on.

    None worked. However, I did change the text of a page using:

    p
    {
    font-family:"Times New Roman";
    font-size: 18px;
    }

    and that worked fine.

    I would say my skills with Word Press are well below "novice". Thanks for any help.

    Mark

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  2. paulo4lzn
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    hello,
    you could try to inspect the background to see if it really is body or other element.

  3. mmasta
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi Paulo,

    Thank you for replying.

    I am probably asking what would be a stupid question but, how do I inspect the background to see what kind of an element it is?

  4. paulo4lzn
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Open the page in Google Chrome, and right click on the background. After that click inspect element.
    Just below the screen will appear highlighted the div or the body in which you must apply the css property.
    Hopefully this help you.

  5. paulo4lzn
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Open the page in Google Chrome, and right click on the background. After that click inspect element.
    Just below the screen will appear highlighted the div or the body in which you must apply the css property.
    Hopefully this help you.

  6. mmasta
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi Paul,

    That was some great advice. I never would have found "Inspect Element" on my own, nor understood what it was if I saw it. It did, indeed, show me where I should try to apply the css property.

    I observed that what I saw in inspect element was what I saw in "View Source" without all my input so it was easier to locate in view source. What I haven't been able to find is the actual file I see in view source to try and add the css. Once that is done I need to figure out out how to upload it so I can see it in the browser.

    I have CyberDuck and TextWrangler FTP tools that will let me download and upload files on the server so, the first thing I need to know is where to find the actual page file. I've tried to figure it out myself but it would seem that I, again, require "adult supervision".

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  7. mmasta
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I met someone who uses WP and they showed me how to do it.

    It's all so simple, IF I know how to do it.

    Thanks for your help Paulo. Inspect element is fabulous.

    I was watching a Child Theme tutorial and they mentioned Firebug for Firefox. That looks like it will be a great tool, when I figure it out.

    Mark

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