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  • Moderator t-p


    -Try using Firefox with the Firebug add-on for this kind of CSS work.

    t-p: thank you for suggesting Firebug. At first sight it seems to be a sophisticated tool for developers, but gotta tell you I am an old dog and this trick is way too new for me. Call me lazy arse if you wish, but i believe I need a step by step, fool proof instructions before I retire…
    Thank you anyway, I appreciated.

    Moderator Andrew Nevins


    That level of support is beyond the scope of support provided by forums. Try CSS-specific forums.

    BTW: Unwillingness to learn is an insult to the volunteer attempting to help you.

    Thank you again to t-p and Andrew Nevins.
    Help somenone else who is simply willing to suggest a few lines of code (provided this can be done with my particular request) as I see it is commonly used here, without feeling insulted.

    Moderator t-p


    Work with your theme’s style.css file.

    First of all its best to create child theme and make changes in child theme. Otherwise, you take the riskof losing all your customizations when you next update the theme…

    In child theme style.css, for example, you can change the white background of the area containing the header, nav, sidebar and postsby changeling color of wrapper by changeling color of wrapper

    #wrapper {
    background:#FFFFFF none repeat scroll 0 0;
    padding:0 20px;


    Moderator t-p


    Also, for your info:
    -twenty ten theme comes with a built in background switcher in the appearance menu(‘admin’ ‘appearance’ ‘background’ option)….

    t-p; I do have a child theme. I would not be able to do it again, but I have it. “wrapper” was probably the word addressing the area I was trying to find out and change. I will copy and paste your code and see what happens. The background controlling thing, yes I have used it, that’s perfect for dummies like me but it would change a larger area.

    Anyway thanks a lot, I am trying to reach for my goal with your instructions and if I fail it means I am hopeless.

    PS I’ve been playing around with the Firebug thing; it’s a fantastic tool, but it’s too far ahead for me to use it.

    Thank you again!

    Moderator t-p


    Try searching the forums for your specific needs.

    t-p; yes, the forums are a huge source of good hints given by people like you. I lack the fundamentals, so it is not immediate for me finding what i am looking for, eventually i should.

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