WordPress.org

Forums

Pilcrow
[resolved] Changing Pilcrow footer (10 posts)

  1. NYNS
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I'm using the most current Pilcrow theme. For http://www.NewYorkNightSky.com, I don't know how to change the footer from white to black. When I go to the Editor and footer.php, I'm not sure where to add it. There is currently no hexcode for color in there at all (so to my knowledge, there's nothing to replace with #000000). Please note, I'm not a pro and don't write code.

    It's ok if the footer and/or its current text disappears. I actually don't want it, or at least would like it to match the rest of the background.

    Is there another page where I can make changes to the footer?

    Thank you!

  2. WPyogi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Colors and other styles are set in the external CSS file - style.css. But you should not modify theme files - as your changes will be overwritten when the theme is updated. Instead you can use a Child Theme or custom CSS option or plugin. Does that theme have custom CSS built-in? If not, install it with a plugin like My Custom CSS. Then add this to it:

    #footer #colophon {
        background: none repeat scroll 0 0 black;
        color: white;
    }
  3. NYNS
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thanks for the quick reply, WPyogi.

    I installed the plugin. Now I'm getting this message:
    #footer #colophon { background: none repeat scroll 0 0 black; color: white; }
    Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /home/jacobsent/newyorknightsky.com/wp-content/plugins/my-custom-css/my-custom-css.php:208) in /home/jacobsent/newyorknightsky.com/wp-includes/pluggable.php on line 876

    (Like I said, I don't code, so I really don't know if I did this correctly -- obviously not.)

  4. WPyogi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    That's stupid (of the plugin)! Sorry about that - it obviously has an issue - though it might be something with your site - but before we go there, let's try another one. Can you still login? If so, just delete that plugin and try this one:
    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/custom-css-manager-plugin/

  5. NYNS
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I've got that plug in now. Can you please tell me exactly where I'm making this change -- is it going in the CSS Manager Settings?

  6. WPyogi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    There should be a place to enter CSS there?

  7. Andrew
    Forum moderator & snail smusher
    Posted 2 years ago #

  8. NYNS
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I've put the code in "Cascading Style Sheet" but it doesn't seem to have made any difference to the footer at all.

  9. WPyogi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Looks like you have Super Cache on your site - under there clear the cache.

  10. NYNS
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Perfect! Thank you so much for the help! Cheers.

Topic Closed

This topic has been closed to new replies.

About this Theme

About this Topic