Changing color of header & menu with child-theme (4 posts)

  1. kjeldo
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi there,

    I am using the lovely Highwind Theme, and changed the theme using a child theme (for the first time).

    Everything went well, except for the fact that I can't manage to change the color of the menu-item from the current page.

    I searched the original style.css for the matching hex codes, but I can't seem to find the active menu item.

    Am I missing something or am I doing something wrong here? Please help me.

    Current link to website: http://kjeldlarmit.nl/dev/kempentafel/
    (problem can be seen in the top menu, I want the "current page link" also to be orange).

    Hopefully I made a clear description of my problem.

    Kind regards,


  2. Pam Carroll
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi Kjeld

    I am like you, waiting for a response to my Highwind theme problem.
    However, I have looked at your website and see that you have at least managed to put a dropdown in your menu bar. Whilst I am waiting for someoneto answer my previous problems, maybe you can explain to me how you did the dropdown box in your menu.

    Thanks in advance for any help you can offer.

    Also how did you put the & Kjeld Larmit in the Powered by WordPress and Highwind at the bottom of your webpage?


    Pam :)

  3. sluter
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi kjeldo,

    you dosn't need to change it by a child-theme! You can change the menu-color by changeing the link-color!

    If you still want to use a child theme, you need to modify the style.css and then copy it to the child-theme folder. This CSS will be used from the child theme.


  4. designbyjesseR
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Kjeldo, add this rule declaration to your child theme:

    .main-nav ul.menu li.current-menu-item > a {
    background: none repeat scroll 0 0 #D5812C;
    color: #FFFFFF;

    the "color" changes the font color to white from the light blue not sure if you wanted that but to me it looks a bit better :-)

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