Customizing a theme (6 posts)

  1. sine184
    Posted 3 years ago #


    I am using Twenty Eleven 1.3 theme and my page looks something like this:
    On the top there is the "NAME" of my page on a white background
    Under the "NAME" there is a "HEADER IMAGE"
    Under the "HEADER IMAGE" I have two things:
    On my left side there is "PAGE CONTENT" on a white background
    On the right side I have a "SIDE BAR" with my links on a white

    Now what I am trying to do is to set a different background color to my "NAME", "PAGE CONTENT" and "SIDE BAR".

    The problem is I don't know where to do this.

    Please help

    Thank you

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Do not edit the Twenty Eleven theme. It is the default WordPress theme and having access to an unedited version of the theme is vital when dealing with a range of site issues. First create a child theme for your changes.

  3. sine184
    Posted 3 years ago #


    But I have already made some changes. I do have the original files. So if you could tell me where in the code I have to make changes to change the background I would appreciate it.

    Thank you

  4. Michael
    Part-Time Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    when the child theme is in place, post a link to your site, and someone might be able to help you.

  5. sine184
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thank you for all the help.
    I kind of figured out how to change the background color and also how to change the image. Now I have a different question. I have 7 different browsers (Crome, IE9, Maxthon, Opera, Safari, Firefox and SeaMonkey). Now 5 of them displays everything correctly, but 2 of them (IE9, Opera) don't display the changes.

    Can somebody tell me what the problem might be.

    Thank you

  6. Michael
    Part-Time Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    without seeing the site live, and being able to make the browser comparison, it is impossible to comment on your question -

    maybe apart from: have you cleared the browswer cache in all of the browsers?

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