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    I’m using the most current Pilcrow theme. For, 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!

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  • 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;

    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/ in /home/jacobsent/ on line 876

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

    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:

    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?

    There should be a place to enter CSS there?

    Moderator Andrew Nevins


    Forum moderator

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

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

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

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