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  • I have an existing website with on WordPress.org and just installed the FREE WordPress.com Adelle template. I’d like to edit and add CSS code but can only do so by purchasing the $30 Adelle template. I’m not sure where to find this version for purchase & I’m also not sure if I can incorporate it into a blog that already exists in WP.org. Is this possible?

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  • WPyogi

    @wpyogi

    Forum Moderator

    The $30 design upgrade only applies to sites on WordPress.COM. If you have a self-hosted WordPress.ORG site, you can change anything you want – CSS or otherwise.

    The best way to make CSS changes is by using a Child Theme or Custom CSS plugin so that your changes won’t be lost when the theme is updated.

    Can I still change CSS using the free Adelle WordPress.com template in WordPress.org, specifically?
    I have tried a few lines of code & nothing is updating. There is space for code however no updates generate.
    Thanks so much for your help so far.

    PS the WordPress.org blog I’m working on is districtsparkle.com

    WPyogi

    @wpyogi

    Forum Moderator

    Yes – you should be able to change the CSS – what are you trying to change and what code did you try? Did you clear your browser cache after making the change?

    To begin with, I am trying to get rid of the zigzigs in the widget on the right sidebar using the following code:
    .widget {
    background: none;
    }

    I did not clear the browser cache. Apologies for sounding ignorant – how do I do that? I’m on a Macbook.

    WPyogi

    @wpyogi

    Forum Moderator

    Your CSS selector is not correct – the best way to find the right one is using a browser tool like Firebug – try this:

    .side-widget {
        background-image: none;
    }

    To clear a browser cache, just force refresh – Command R a few times.

    That worked! Thank you so much. The right code always helps!

    WPyogi

    @wpyogi

    Forum Moderator

    You’re welcome – and you didn’t have to pay $30 either :)!

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