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  • #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:

    http://linuxforartists.com/

    http://linuxforartists.com/2011/02/07/how-to-turn-ubuntu-into-a-multimedia-studio/

    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.

    #40300

    Hey,

    open up style1.css and search for:

    body{
    background: #fff url(../images/skin1/bg.png) repeat-x 0 0;
    color:#666;
    }

    and change the color value to #000

    If you want to change the color of the links too search for:

    a{color:#888f96;}

    and change the color to #000 :)

    #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.

    #40302

    Hey,

    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 :)

    #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.

    #40304

    Hey,

    I’m glad this issue is sorted now; I just answered your other topic :)

    Let us know if you have any other questions.

    James

    #40305

    Where is style1.css? I can’t find it?

    #40306

    Hi sulker,

    You can find it inside: wp-contentthemesnewscastcssstyle1.css. You need to access it via ftp.

    Regards,

    Ismael

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