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  • Hi everyone,

    I am new at all this so please be gentle.

    I am not looking to use all the features of what seems to be a package that can do so much…I am just looking for the basics.

    As a beginner I have a couple of questions I hope someone can help with please. I am using the classic (at least while I learn about all this) and want to make a few basic changes – especially with the background colour as it will appear on all pages. What is the quickest and easiest way to do this – and while you’re at it, what is the quickest way to change the colour of the text (just in case).

    Also, my website uses frames, with the top frame being constant, and the main frame changing. Is it possible (again the quick and easy way please) to get rid of the ‘header’ of the classic template, then have ‘WordPress’ work in the mainframe of my site.

    My site is at if you want to see what I mean – just in case I didn’t properly explain it.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.



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  • If you look in a file called style.css in your theme editor for your blog you see a file with some lines of code. Look for this section of code

    body {
    background:#FFFFFF none repeat scroll 0%;
    border-width:3px 2px 1px;
    font-family:'Lucida Grande','Lucida Sans Unicode',Verdana,sans-serif;

    You can change the way most of the page looks right here. You can change your background color by changing the FFFFFF to another hex color in background:#FFFFFF none repeat scroll 0%;
    Also color:#000000; will change the text color as well. Alot of learning about this stuff is just experimenting. As for the frame question it should be possible to just tell the main site to load the blog as just an external frame. Don’t know why you would want to do that. Just make your blog your main site. It’s much easier to maintain and add new content.

    “Just make your blog your main site. It’s much easier to maintain and add new content.”

    That’s good advice and you should take it. Your main website looks so “1995” and WP can be used as a lightweight CMS which will easily replace what you have now.

    You’ll need to invest some time in getting to understand the basics of WP but it’s time very well spent.




    1995. Ouch! 🙂 (i really needed that laugh, thank you SO much)

    Anyone remember Tripod???

    Ohhh I had a killer tripod site. Then one day out of the blue they shut it down saying I was using it for file sharing .

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