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[SOLVED] body background - setting image & color


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Old Mar 9, 2010, 06:50 PM
soni
 
24 posts · Mar 2010
I am using Atahualpa3.4.6 with WordPress 2.9.2. I would like to use a background image in the theme folder. I went to WP - Atahualpa Theme options -Overall style & Config - Body,Text & Links, Body Style page and replaced the default (font-family: tahoma, arial, sans-serif to below...

font-family: tahoma, arial, sans-serif; background: url(/wordpress/wp-content/themes/atahualpa346/images/backgr.gif) repeat top left;
font-size: 0.8em;

....but, the background of the body remained white color... and backgr.gif is not loaded.

I also tried changing the default to:

font-family: tahoma, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 0.8em; color: #000000; background: #CCCCCC;

....but, the background color did not change to grey (#CCCCC), but remained white.

Please let me know how I can set the image and color for the background of the body.
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Old Mar 10, 2010, 03:36 AM
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What is your URL?
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Old Mar 10, 2010, 03:04 PM
soni
 
24 posts · Mar 2010
Thanks for reading my post and replying. I am testing the theme on my local drive and do not have URL to share with you. Hope you would still be able to help me. Thanks, Soni
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Old Mar 10, 2010, 03:34 PM
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try putting in the full url path. on your local server it will be something like http://192.168.1.50/....../wordpress...ges/backgr.gif
the '......' represents any intermediate path to the site. On my mac it would be
http://192.168.1.50/~juggledad/mysit...ges/backgr.gif
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Old Mar 13, 2010, 05:36 PM
soni
 
24 posts · Mar 2010
I got the default backgr.gif image to show up.

Now, I want to add my own image... In WP Athualpa options panel, Body style - I added the tag - background: url(/wordpress/wp-content/themes/atahualpa346/images/mybackgr.gif) no repeat top left;... My background image does not show. But, if I get rid of "no repeat", my background image shows up, but it repeats... Please let me know how I can add my own image and let it not repeat.

Also, I want to make the center column area to have a background color of #ffffff (right now it is transparent, and the background pattern/image shows through).

I also want to change the font/text size of center column - page title. Please let me know how.

Thanks, Soni
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Old Mar 15, 2010, 07:06 AM
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Quote:
Also, I want to make the center column area to have a background color of #ffffff (right now it is transparent, and the background pattern/image shows through).
see 'Style & edit CENTER COLUMN'
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Old Mar 15, 2010, 07:44 AM
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no repeat needs to be no-repeat
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Old Mar 16, 2010, 02:23 PM
soni
 
24 posts · Mar 2010
juggledad & lmilesw (Larry) - Thanks for your help; "no-repeat" suggestion worked and I was able to background color for center column.

Now, I just need to figure out how to change the font/text size of center column - page title. Please let me know how.
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Old Mar 16, 2010, 02:35 PM
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Perhaps "Style POSTS & PAGES"
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Old Mar 16, 2010, 02:35 PM
soni
 
24 posts · Mar 2010
How can I fixed the background image, so that it stays where it is and not move up when one clicks on the scrolls bars and the content area (body/texts) scrolls/moves up?
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Old Mar 16, 2010, 02:41 PM
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At the end of the background image link you have to add fixed as in the following.
HTML Code:
background: url(/wp-content/themes/atahualpa346/images/gradientblue.jpg) repeat-x top left fixed;
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Old Mar 16, 2010, 02:55 PM
soni
 
24 posts · Mar 2010
Larry,
Thanks!! Your suggestions all worked great; you helped me to change the page title and set the background image just the way I want it. I am happy! Soni

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