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  • wanderingoverland


    I am trying to change the colour of the body that contains the text (not the background colour). I am trying to make the changes using style.css
    but no matter what I do the site will not show any changes. By way of test I tried making random changes to the code and changing various other colours but nothing came through on the live webpage. Could my style.css be locked somehow? I can not see a note saying it is locked.

    My blog address is

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  • Pioneer Web Design


    First, it is strongly recommended that you use a child theme. Any changes to the theme will be lost on upgrade or re-install if not.

    Important Note: Re-upload an unedited copy of the default theme’s stylesheet if it was in fact modified already along with any other template files etc that were edited.

    Second, you have some html errors and specifically:

    <img id="fsb_image" src=""/>

    Then, once you have the child theme in place, add this to the child theme’s style.css

    #page {background-color: #fff !important;}

    to make it white, or another color you desire by including the proper code.



    Thanks for the feedback – I shall make a child theme as instructed. I shall also copy paste the original style sheet saved on my ms-notepad.
    Any further issues and I shall get back to you!
    Thanks alot…



    I have created the child theme as instructed but can not get my website to appear with the appearance I have given it:
    1. I copy over the style.css from twenty eleven to twenty eleven child.
    2. I activate the twenty eleven child theme in themes folder of dashboard.
    3. I log onto the blog
    4. Problem: The blog appears without the banner I made for it and without the menu I gave it. There could be more things missing too – I just freaked out and quickly reactivated the original twenty eleven!

    Do I have to copy over more files perhaps?

    many thanks for the help to date!

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