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Change Sidebar in Kubrick Theme

  1. Hi I am new to wordpress but a quick learner.

    In Kubrick I am trying to change the background colour of the sidebar. It has a light grey/blue background and I just want it to be white. I have made some CSS changes that changes the background where there is text in the sidebar, but underneath where there isn't any text the sidebar still has this light colour. Any ideas on how I make this change?

    I was thinking that maybe the background is a picture, but I am unsure how to locate or change this. I am hoping someone can help me, as I have already spent a good few hours looking through this.

    Thanks in anticipation for your help. By the way, the blog is - http://sharoneden.wordpress.com if it helps to see what I am talking about.

    Thanks.
    Petra, VA to Sharon Eden

  2. Kubrick is really hard to work with. And yes, it appears to be a picture in the background. I think it is here

    body { background: url("http://s1.wordpress.com/wp-content/themes/default/images/kubrickbgcolor.gif"); }

    You may have to change it here:

    body {
    	font-size: 62.5%; /* Resets 1em to 10px */
    	font-family: 'Lucida Grande', Verdana, Arial, Sans-Serif;
    	background: #d5d6d7 url('images/kubrickbgcolor.jpg');
    	color: #333;
    	text-align: center;
    	}
  3. Thanks for your response. So can I ask? If Kubrick is really hard to work with, do you think I should choose something else easier to manipulate, if so what do you recommend?

    Also if I wanted to change the kubrick picture background, how would I do that? Now I am really getting into waters that I do not understand.

  4. CSS is not the easiest thing to work with but it is doable. You just need to spend some time learning it. There are some resources listed at the top of the forum. Plus, I found using Google to hunt for what I wanted to accomplish an invaluable resource. The other thing that I find to be an absolute must is the developers toolbar for Firefox. That's what I used to find the background image.

    As for Kubrick - I'm just repeating what I've read here in the forums. I haven't worked with it myself. As a relative newbie with CSS myself, I can't recommend any theme over another - except not Kubrick :) Every theme here is different, so the elements that you change in one may not have the same name when you work on another.

    If you wanted to change the background image, you'd either have to remove the reference to it in that line above or replace the url with an image of your own.

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