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[SOLVED] Changing theme colors

Old May 29, 2013, 02:42 PM
8 posts · May 2013
I am a new user, and as you can see on my website (www.assadfreesyria.com) I am encountering some issues with changing the theme colors in some areas. I would like to change everything that is currently the default shade of blue (#0090d3) to green (#006400). I was able to make most of the changes through the CSS files, but for a few items I can not figure out how to change them. The specific items are the Menu icons (stars) and the comment boxes, which are still color #0090d3.

Is there any way to make these changes through the CSS files? If so, I would really appreciate if someone could help walk me through it.

Thank you!

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Old May 29, 2013, 04:45 PM
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10,176 posts · Jul 2009
Central New York State USA
If you are talking about the menu icons you will need to create new images that are the right color.
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Old May 30, 2013, 12:29 PM
8 posts · May 2013
Thank you, Larry. Does this apply to the comment boxes as well? I can't find a place in the CSS files to change the color of those.
Old May 30, 2013, 01:23 PM
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299 posts · Aug 2010
Santa Monica, CA
You can't do it through CSS, you either have to create your own icon file or change the existing one. I found it easier to change the existing one.

What I did was load the /montezuma/images/menu-icons-0090d3.png file into GIMP (a free image editor), used the Color Select tool to select everything with the blue color, change the foreground color to what I wanted, then use the Bucket Fill tool to change the whole selection to that color. Then I saved the file under a different name and put it into a different directory via FTP. Then I changed the references to the file in menus_menu1.css.

Attached is a modified file with the blue changed to green (#006400).
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Old May 30, 2013, 08:31 PM
8 posts · May 2013
Thank you very much, this is extremely helpful. I will try GIMP for the comment boxes and follow up with you if I have any questions. I really appreciate your advice.

Old Jun 4, 2013, 10:08 PM
8 posts · May 2013
solved, thank you!


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