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  • Hi, Just installed my first wordpress blog and am just configuring it now. I am using the default theme and via the admin control panel/editor I have changed the style.css to change the background colour to the following:
    /* Begin Typography & Colors */
    body {
    font-size: 62.5%; /* Resets 1em to 10px */
    font-family: ‘Lucida Grande’, Verdana, Arial, Sans-Serif;
    background: #454841;
    color: #333;
    text-align: center;
    I am now totally lost as to why the change is not apparently being picked up. I have checked through file manager to see if I am editing the correct file and just to be certain it is the file wp-content/themes/default/style.css file that I have edited.

    Can someone please point me in the right direction for this?

    Oh just in case you need to see the test blog here it is

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  • This is what I see:

    body {
    background:#454841 none repeat scroll 0 0;
    font-family:’Lucida Grande’,Verdana,Arial,Sans-Serif;

    Refresh your browser?

    That’s because you’re using Firebug phoosten..

    This is what’s actually in the stylesheet.

    /* Begin Typography & Colors */
    body {
    	font-size: 62.5%; /* Resets 1em to 10px */
    	font-family: 'Lucida Grande', Verdana, Arial, Sans-Serif;
    	background: #454841;
    	color: #333;
    	text-align: center;

    And further down is..

    /* Begin Structure */
    body {
    	margin: 0 0 20px 0;
    	padding: 0;

    dp1304 i can see the greyish background colour no problem…

    I know, I was merely referring to the (background)color 😉

    Ok… 😉

    So why post that whole chunk of code? … because half the background line you posted doesn’t exist, you’ll just confuse the thread poster…


    No problem anyway.. 🙂

    Early in the morning, I guess, I didn’t mean to confuse anyone.


    Thanks for the replies but I am afraid I am still non the wiser.

    t31os_ the colour should not be greyish #454841 is a sort of dark greeny colour. I have now changed the background colour to #000000 (black) but again the greyish background is still there.

    What am I doing wrong??????

    Oh by the way I have cleared the cache on my browser and that doesn’t seem to effect it. The fact that t310s_ also sees the greysih background would seem to prove that it is not my browser causing the problem.

    In my browser it’s black, right now.

    Still see the green/grey color here.

    Then the stylesheet does still say…
    background: #454841;

    So i wouldn’t expect to see anything else..

    Did a full refresh, still the same..

    If you’re editting from the WordPress editor is there a message at the bottom of the page by any chance? Something in relation to permissions.

    Sorry t310s_ I have changed back to my rquired colour background #454841 of greeny/grey and that works fine in ie and Firefox when I am not signed into the blog.

    If I sign into the blog then the colour change is not showing up. I can’t see anything on the editor page regarding permissions though.

    I suppose it must be something to do with the admin user ? Anybody got any clues?

    Which user you’re logged in as will not make any difference to whether the CSS renders correctly.

    I think the changes are applying, as far as i can tell, and pboosten said he saw the change you made, so i’m not sure what to suggest.

    dp, are you expecting colors in your admin/edit post box/screen? Sorry,no go there.
    If you really mean that viewing your site/blog after logging in does not show the set colors, I suspect it has to do with your plugin for theme colors, Theme Tweaker.

    Yahoooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!! It’s fixed.

    Thanks to all for your help and yes henkholland you hit the nail on the head. I removed the Theme Tweaker plugin and hey presto all colour changes made were visible when I was logged in as admin.

    Moral of the story – perhaps avoid Theme Tweaker

    Now how do I get a clickable image into the heading?…………….. 😉

    Good, now do a little forum search on your new question and you will find a lot about that.

    Im currently trying to edit my content font coclour, sixe, style etc im having a bit of trouble, 1st question, where do you get these colour codes from? e.g #454841, #000000 etc how do you get the code for each colour?

    2nd question, i was having similar problens last night i managed to change the title font style, and also tried to change the content font sixe but my changes didnt work, im not sure wether i was editing the coreect things so could you tell me if i want to do those things what part of the css stylesheet code do i need to change.!

    Can someone please point me in the right direction to!


    Your theme’s style.css

    Info relating to CSS.

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