[resolved] Allow visitors to choose background color (4 posts)

  1. Benjamin_SP
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Right now my site has a pretty light background, a lot of people may prefer a darker one so I want to allow my visitors (through the click of a link) to be able to toggle between the light and dark backgrounds.

    Of course there needs to be a cookie set so when the visitor goes to a new page on the site he/she doesn't need to click the toggler link all over again.

    How can I do this, I just want to change the CSS background color - I don't need to use an image.

  2. The5sisters
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Quite tricky.A possible solution might be to have a separate css file outside your theme folder and a php file that can call on one or the other css file via a user input .I think you either have to call on a programmer to create such a plug-in like "MaxBlogPress" or choose a background that most users will be happy with.
    There is an accessibility work around that I have heard about ,only, but you would need further research.
    A php right inside the css file is workable, to give alternate colors on input.
    Again ask someone who can write that php file for you.
    Remember to always make a backup copy of your css file before changing anything,using copy/paste or FTP download.

  3. The5sisters
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Found perfect solution.WPChameleon plug-in.After installing ,leave first field blank on plug-in's edit page and insert body background css into second field
    Apparently a 'Change Background' option link appears on the home page.Whether it creates a cookie for individual users I don't know.
    The plug-in is available via dashboard 'Add New' plug-inand search by name

  4. Benjamin_SP
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Thank you so much The5sisters!!! I just saw your post after being away a while and it was the perfect solution. Now my visitors are able to choose a background with a single click. I'm not sure if it leaves a cookie but the color remains even when the visitor goes to different pages which is good enough.

    Thanks again.

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