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  • Any time I change a color or font in my stylesheet, nothing ever changes. I don’t know if something is blocking it? I’ve done a few things through CSS, but even when I change the exact added CSS to the color I want, it still doesn’t change. I’ve changed colors through the stylesheet before, so i don’t know why it isn’t letting me anymore.

    Anyone know how to fix this? Blog is BlondieintheCity.com

    Thanks!

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  • Moderator Geoffrey Shilling

    (@geoffreyshilling)

    Volunteer Moderator

    Could you please provide an example on a page you are trying to change, along with the code you used?

    Hi Geoffrey,

    I’m trying to change the color of my nav bar color, along with the text color.

    It is currently black with white text and I’m trying to change the color to #f8eaef with white text.

    Right now I have:

    .genesis-nav-menu {
    clear: both;
    color: #f8eaef;
    font-family: ‘open sans’, sans-serif;
    font-weight: 300;
    font-size: 12px;
    font-size: 1.0rem;
    letter-spacing: 1px;
    letter-spacing: 0.3rem;
    text-align: left;
    -webkit-font-smoothing: antialiased;
    }

    .genesis-nav-menu .menu-item {
    display: inline-block;
    text-align: center;
    }

    .genesis-nav-menu a {
    border: none;
    color: #f8eaef;
    display: block;
    padding: 25px 30px;
    padding: 2.0rem 3.2rem;
    position: relative;
    text-align: left;
    }

    .genesis-nav-menu a:hover {
    color: #fff;
    text-decoration: none;
    }

    .genesis-nav-menu .current-menu-item > a {
    color: #fff;
    }

    As well as:

    #adspace {
    background-color: #f8eaef;
    padding: 80px 0px;
    }

    However, the colors don’t change.

    Moderator Geoffrey Shilling

    (@geoffreyshilling)

    Volunteer Moderator

    Does the following accomplish you what you are trying for?

    .nav-primary .wrap {
        border: #f8eaef;
        background: #f8eaef;
    }
    
    .nav-primary {
        background-color: #f8eaef;
        border-bottom: 2px solid #f8eaef;
    }
    
    .nav-primary, .nav-primary .sub-menu a {
        background-color: #f8eaef;
    }
    
    menu-item > a {
        color: #fff;
    }

    It slightly worked. It changed the nav color bar, but left the text white, even when I tried changing it to #000… I had to change it back temporarily so it could be readable, but is there any way to do this without having to do CSS? I used to just go in and manually change them, but I think because I have done CSS in the past, it just doesn’t allow me to change anything. Because it’s not just the nav bar that I have issues with… I can’t change buttons, text, font, font size, or anything.

    It ended up being a plugin that was blocking all changes, so I disabled it… However, it still won’t let me change font color or the sides of my nav color for some reason

    Moderator Geoffrey Shilling

    (@geoffreyshilling)

    Volunteer Moderator

    I’m glad to hear you found the cause of the initial changes being blocked. Have you contacted the theme developer to see if they have any recommendations on the font color or the sides the of your navigation?

    You have to use css for this type of change. Try this to change the font colour and size:

    .nav-primary .menu-item > a {
      color: #f00;
      font-size: 1.2em;
    }

    A common reason for styles not working as expected is that styles are read in the sequence they are loaded in the page, and, if there is a conflict, the one loaded last takes precedence.

    If your theme has a setting where you can enter custom css, use that. If not, try a plugin like this one:
    https://wordpress.org/plugins/simple-custom-css/
    “Custom CSS” loads last so takes precedence.

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