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Not all colors can be changed in style.css

  • glendon
    glendon
    Newbie 47 points
    August 7, 2014 at 5:38 pm

    I have a question for the masters of all things WordPress.

    Say I want to style my header’s search box colors… simple, just go into “design setup” or style.css and it’s easy to find an option to change the border & icon color… but, changing the color or font for the word “search” is nowhere to be found in style.css(or design setup).

    furthermore, I’ve successfully found(and changed) almost all background or content area colors easily enough… but, there’s this one white background I couldn’t find to save my life… at least not in style.css.

    What am I missing? Is there another file similar to style.css that contains the other color codes etc? Stuff that can’t be found in style.css but can still be edited to make minor changes like color?

    I’ve gone through style.css a million times and changed every color listed. There are still areas of my site that haven’t been touched because their css doesn’t appear to be in the style.css file.

    I’ve tried getting CSSUpdater, Dreamweaver, and Topstyle to work… but I can’t figure out how to keep the changes I’ve made in them. So, I’m stuck living with the unwanted colors, or figuring out how to FIND them in the editor so they can be altered.

    PS – I’m actually using the responsive auction theme but it isn’t showing in the dropdown box below.

  • Mark Fail
    Mark Fail
    Super Guru 12,822 points
    August 8, 2014 at 2:10 am

    All elements can be customized, you simply need to find the right CSS tag to latch onto.

    whats your site link?

  • glendon
    glendon
    Newbie 47 points
    August 8, 2014 at 6:45 am
  • Mark Fail
    Mark Fail
    Super Guru 12,822 points
    August 8, 2014 at 8:40 am

    the search box CSS is;

    .header_style4 .wlt_searchbox

    looks like you’ve done it but you entered invalid CSS;

    .header_style4 .wlt_searchbox input, .wlt_searchbox input {
    background: 000000;
    opacity: 0.7;
    border: 3px solid #6fe224;
    }

    should be

    .header_style4 .wlt_searchbox input, .wlt_searchbox input {
    background: #000000;
    opacity: 0.7;
    border: 3px solid #6fe224;
    }

  • Aaron
    Aaron
    Super Guru 922 points
    August 8, 2014 at 10:49 am

    You would also be better off creating a child theme and editing the css in that instead – it over-rides by default.

  • Mark Fail
    Mark Fail
    Super Guru 12,822 points
    August 8, 2014 at 10:54 am

    as above or if your only adding minor changes, the admin -> design setup -> custom cSS is also fine.

    This reply was awarded the best answer by the topic poster.
  • glendon
    glendon
    Newbie 47 points
    August 10, 2014 at 12:51 am

    thank you :)

  • Mark Fail
    Mark Fail
    Super Guru 12,822 points
    August 10, 2014 at 11:23 am

    :)

  • glendon
    glendon
    Newbie 47 points
    August 17, 2014 at 1:55 am

    Guys, I’ve been trying for days to figure this out, I can’t find the css for it anywhere.

    http://www.bidtrigger.com/sell-now/

    I have these white backgrounds that I can’t change to black when submitting a listing. I have text entry fields that are white, they’re fine, it’s the background surrounding the entry fields that needs to be black.

    I’d also like to change the faded blue highlight to a different color.

    Please help. I’m completely stumped.

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