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Old Jul 18, 2010, 03:58 PM
crobertl
 
5 posts · Jul 2010
[SOLVED] how to change the entire background color, not the body color?

I'm trying to change the background color behind the actual page itself. It is a very drab gray color and I want to jazz it up a little. I could only find a modification field for the body background color. Please help.

Thanks, Chris.
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Old Jul 19, 2010, 08:05 AM
lmgalloway
 
1 posts · Jul 2010
Pleasant Ridge, MI
I changed the background at: Dashboard/appearance/Atahualpa Theme Options/Overall Style & Config./Style &configure layout. Second line down code is "background: #xxxxxx".

I changed the background and removed the gray color on the sides at: Dashboard/appearance/Atahualpa Theme Options/Overall Style & Config./Body, Text & Links and changed the color to match the background.

I also set the padding at the top and bottom to "0" at the location at the top of this message.

Larry

Last edited by lmgalloway; Jul 19, 2010 at 08:19 AM.
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Old Jul 19, 2010, 12:45 PM
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lmilesw
 
10,110 posts · Jul 2009
Central New York State USA
If you look at all the Atahualpa section that contain the work "Style" you will probably find what you are looking for and if you post a link to the site we could better understand what you mean.
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Old Aug 4, 2010, 03:42 PM
Bjoernjohansen
 
4 posts · Aug 2010
I am facing the same challenge with the gray background colour (#dddddd). I would like to change it to #abffab instead.

I have a very difficult time finding the right place to change the code so that the gray background behind it all changes to be green.

The website in question is www.hillsbrook.dk

I am using template Atahualpa v. 3.4.9

Any help on this will be highly appreciated

Best regards

Bjørn Johansen
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Old Aug 4, 2010, 03:58 PM
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lmilesw
 
10,110 posts · Jul 2009
Central New York State USA
ATO>Body, text, & Links>Body Style.

All the background colors are changed in many different areas. The whole background is where I mentioned. Then there are the sidebars, posts, footer, etc. You really need to just look through all the Theme Options and try different CSS styles to get an idea of what you can change.
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Old Aug 4, 2010, 04:21 PM
Bjoernjohansen
 
4 posts · Aug 2010
Thanks for your fast answer. That's impressive.

It may be me not understanding the structure of all this, but why am I to change background colour at the "sidebars, posts, footer, etc." when it is the colour behind it all I want to change?

I had the naive hope that I could change it with one change. But as I read you that is not the case? instead I have to change the code in the various php-files?

Best regards

Bjørn
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Old Aug 5, 2010, 02:33 PM
inlandlight
 
2 posts · Jul 2010
Greater Los Angeles Area
I'm having the same problem finding where you change the entire page color or background color, not the body color of the page (the whole screen color behind the website page) please advise. Thank you!
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Old Aug 5, 2010, 03:01 PM
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lmilesw
 
10,110 posts · Jul 2009
Central New York State USA
See post #7 in this thread.
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Old Aug 5, 2010, 03:36 PM
inlandlight
 
2 posts · Jul 2010
Greater Los Angeles Area
Thank you! One note, when you change this from the default you have to delete the background image "url tag" or the color tag won't work. Thanks again!

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