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February 10, 2011 at 7:48 pm #3026
Hi, I’m using the “Newscast – Light” skin of your Newscast theme. For me, the light gray font color is hard to read on a white background. I want to use a darker color, so the contrast would make the text easier to read.
How can I change the default color to black? Hexcode #000000. I’d like this to be the default font color for posts on the homepage and on the individual posts. I looked in the “Newscast Options” and didn’t see a setting for font color. If I missed it, could you please tell me where it is?
Here are links from my site to the homepage and a sample blog post:
I’d like for black to be the default font color, so I don’t have to choose it every time I write a new post. Thanks for your help.February 11, 2011 at 8:11 am #40300
open up style1.css and search for:
background: #fff url(../images/skin1/bg.png) repeat-x 0 0;
and change the color value to #000
If you want to change the color of the links too search for:
and change the color to #000 :)February 11, 2011 at 9:20 pm #40301
Thank you for the clear instructions. Glad you included how to change the color of the links too, I forgot to ask that! For the links, I actually want to make them black, then turn blue when a mouse hovers on them.
When I used a color picker, the hexcode for blue I got was #0000ff. Is that right? I noticed the hexcode you gave for black was different than what I got with the color picker.
I made the changes to the style1.css file on my computer.
How do I upload/update the style1.css onto WordPress? Do I do something within WordPress? Or do I FTP a file to the WordPress file on my web hosting account? Please tell me what steps to do next. Thanks.February 12, 2011 at 8:31 am #40302
colors are subjective – there are various shades of blue. Here’s a nice hex value color table: http://www.w3schools.com/Html/html_colors.asp – one blue has the value “#0000ff” so yes that’s right. Black has the value #000 or (the long version) #000000. It’s the opposite of white with #fff or #ffffff – maybe you chose a dark grey in your color picker :)
You must use a ftp software like filezilla to upload the stylesheet (style1.css) to your themes folder. Go to newscast/css and make a backup of style1.css. Then upload the modified stylesheet :)February 14, 2011 at 10:05 pm #40303
Thanks! I was able to get the font and link colors I wanted. Now if only your colleague James could help me with getting my images to display right, I’ll be ready to really start posting stuff on my website.February 15, 2011 at 9:16 am #40304
I’m glad this issue is sorted now; I just answered your other topic :)
Let us know if you have any other questions.
JamesNovember 25, 2012 at 4:13 am #40305November 26, 2012 at 5:33 am #40306
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