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  • eyeghoti

    (@eyeghoti)


    (I have almost no knowledge of CSS, and am very much a GUI user, so be gentle with me when it comes to code.)

    I’m trying add a semi transparent block of colour behind text with a png.
    I’ve found a couple of ways I may be able to do this by pasting code into the Custom CSS section of my theme.
    I’ve tried this with a couple of different cblocksof code and acouple of different themes but the CSS doesn’t seem to make any difference.

    Is there somehting I need to change elsewhere to get any Custom CSS to funciton?

    (The site is on localhost so I’m afraid I can’t give a URL.)

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  • ilanaguttman

    (@ilanaguttman)

    Are you sure you are using the correct classnames ( applying the code to the correct place)?

    A possible solution I found: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/5135019/css-opacity-only-to-background-color-not-the-text-on-it

    Andrew Nevins

    (@anevins)

    WCLDN 2018 Contributor | Volunteer support

    Can you emulate your page using CSSDesk.com?

    Thread Starter eyeghoti

    (@eyeghoti)

    I’m reasonably confident the CSS is valid as I’ve used the code from this WPBeginner tip.

    body.category-tv { 
    background-image: url("http://example.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/your-background-image.jpg"); 
    background-position: center center; 
    background-size: cover; 
    background-repeat: no-repeat; 
    background-attachment: fixed;
    }

    To get the classname I used Inspect Element (in Firefox).
    There seem to be two nested statements that highlight the right area when I roll over them with the mouse.

    <div class="col-main">
      <div class="entry-content">

    I’ve tried replacing category-tv in the above code with both (as well as using a link to an image file on the localhost site) but it makes no difference at all.

    ilanaguttman

    (@ilanaguttman)

    I don’t think we’ll be able to help further without seeing the full code

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