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  • Hi guys,

    I’ve installed a new theme yesterday. I use Disqus for my comments and it maintains a white font on a white background making the comments hard to read. The color scheme of the normal color scheme for the WordPress comment section in the CSS doesn’t seem to influence the Disqus color scheme.

    This is what it looks like in the CSS:

    /* Comments
    ————————————————————– */
    h3#comments {
    border-top: 1px dotted #aaa;
    padding-top: 20px;
    }

    ol.commentlist {
    background: #000 !important;
    padding: 20px;
    }

    #respond {
    background: #000;
    padding: 10px;
    }

    textarea#comment {
    width: 100%;
    }

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    via the following link http://oneofpoints.com/2012/08/from-high-to-low/.

    Does anyone know how I can change this color scheme? I’ve tried to change it in the Disqus settings as well but it doesn’t work.

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  • Moderator Andrew Nevins

    (@anevins)

    Forum moderator

    Use this CSS selector

    body.dark #global-nav li.active a

    To which file are you editing the CSS?

    The normal style.css file of the kwpo theme! 🙂 Where do I add this?

    Moderator Andrew Nevins

    (@anevins)

    Forum moderator

    When modifying CSS of a theme not custom, you ought to use a Child Theme or Custom Style/CSS plugin.

    Will that help me changing the look of the DIsqus theme? I still have no idea where to edit or what do. I’m a bit of a newbie when it comes to PHP and have very little and basic knowledge about CSS

    Moderator Andrew Nevins

    (@anevins)

    Forum moderator

    Will that help me changing the look of the DIsqus theme?

    Yes

    still have no idea where to edit or what do.

    I think in your circumstances, the Custom Style/CSS plugin will be more suitable than a Child Theme.

    Well, I downloaded the plugin you told me download and installed it. I’ve watched the tutorial but don’t seem to get it. I add the:

    body.dark #global-nav li.active a

    in that Custom Style/CSS plugin, but then what? 🙂

    Moderator Andrew Nevins

    (@anevins)

    Forum moderator

    You add the CSS color to that.

    E.g

    body.dark #global-nav li.active a {
     color: #888;
    }

    Okay, I do understand that. But what do I put in front of it so it nows what color to edit and where the comment section is located? 🙂

    Moderator Andrew Nevins

    (@anevins)

    Forum moderator

    But what do I put in front of it so it nows what color to edit and where the comment section is located?

    Sorry I don’t understand both queries.

    Sorry. Ehm, let me rephrase that – when I add the CSS code you gave me to the Custom CSS Manager nothing changes – I need to add something in front of that right? What is it that I have to add in front of there so the Disqus color scheme will change.

    Moderator Andrew Nevins

    (@anevins)

    Forum moderator

    You could add !important to the style;

    body.dark #global-nav li.active a {
     color: #888 !important;
    }

    I have now added

    body.dark #global-nav li.active a {
     color: #888 !important;
    }

    Exactly like this into the Custom CSS Manager. But nothing seems to change.

    Moderator Andrew Nevins

    (@anevins)

    Forum moderator

    Try this

    body.dark #global-nav li.active a h4{
     color: #888 !important;
    }

    Added that, exactly as it is, but didn’t do the trick either. It’s so strange

    Moderator Andrew Nevins

    (@anevins)

    Forum moderator

    Just to give you an update on the problem:
    This plugin is working, as I’ve tested adding other styles to other elements.
    It seems something is overriding your styles and I suspect it’s the jQuery that is involved with the colour fade when you hover over the title.

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