Support » Fixing WordPress » How do we change the colors in the WordPress 1.5 Default theme?

  • I’ve recently switched from Blogger to WordPress. While the installation was very easy, I’ve found my self at a loss since then. Are there any basic, step by step tutorials teaching people how to modify the default theme? I haven’t found any.

    I’ve been trying to make my theme look more like the rounders3 template from blogger. Naturally enough, I’ve been trying to do so by editing the styles.css file. However, the color changes I’ve made have had NO EFFECT. For example, observe this snippet from my styles.css:

    background-color: #246;
    color: #ccc;
    text-align: center;

    #page {
    background-color: #eec;
    border: 1px solid #959596;
    text-align: left;

    My background should be dark bluish, and my page should be light yellow, right? Unfortunately, neither changed at all, and the page is still white. Why is wordpress ignoring the colors I set in my styles.css?

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  • Mark (podz)


    Support Maven

    If you are not comfortable with CSS, then the default is really not the one to start modifying – it uses images and other funky stuff throughout different pages views. If you have hair on your head now, you may have less as you try 🙂

    I would recommend that you look through the abundance of themes at and choose one from there that is not based on the default Kubrick to start modifying.

    You can simply delete the image files (like kubrickbg.jpg) and the background CSS will show up. The colors you set are there all along, they’re just overlayed with some graphics.

    The code which is displaying those graphics is mostly in Admin > Presentation > Theme Editor > Header Template (header.php), and a couple other spots maybe. Look for the references to kubrickbg.jpg and the like.

    Or better, as Podz said: forget this theme 🙂

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