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  • Resolved mindmist


    By default, the theme seems to have pale grey text on white in the comment box to reply to comments. I’m not doing anything fancy, just trying to use it as is, but it’s unreadable. I can’t find any option to change the text area colors, and it makes no sense that this is the default. I’ve spend hours searching the forums for a solution.

    Pale grey is the default text color, which works on the black background. But even if I could change the default to black so I could see it in the text area, it would then be unreadable on black in the rest of the page. So what can I do? Is this a design oversight? I don’t mind editing the CSS if I know what to change. is where it is for development. I’ve only just installed it and changed nothing other than the basic theme options. Thanks!

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  • Hi mindmist,

    Seems no one can check your comment box without signing in. Any way I’ve installed the theme in my sandbox and checked. You may try this. Add a child theme with style.css. For assistance on child theme go to And add these lines of CSS.

    #commentform textarea {
      background: none repeat scroll 0 0 #2F2F2F;
      border: none; /* If you don't want the border */
      color: #CCCCCC;
      font-size: 14px; /* for the text is too small for me :) */
      font-family: inherit;

    Does it solved your problem?

    Thanks and regards
    sourav b

    It worked! I removed the signing in requirements (the site’s not live anyway, it’s a testing server) so you can see for yourself. And now I know to make further changes with a child theme, which in itself is a biggggg thing to know from the start. You’re awesome, thank you so much! 🙂


    Now you can go on and may change the Name, Email and Website field also similarly. Feel free to post problems. Have a nice day.

    sourav b

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