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Change the color of text?

  1. Now I have white color of the text. If I switch to lighter color on my theme.
    I need darker color of the text. How can I change the color?//Gunilla

    The blog I need help with is gunillanorman.wordpress.com.

  2. There will be a number of places you need to change color since there are a lot of color definitions for the various page elements.

    If you copy the original CSS out and into a plain text file and then search for color: that will get you to all the different font color definitions.

  3. maggieannthoeni
    Member

    TWENTY-TEN FONT COLOR CHANGE? Hope my question fits here. I'm using "twenty-ten". Default text color is sort of pale charcoal. I want black. I think I've discovered I can achieve black (in blog paragraphs) IF I select paragraph-by-paragraph. IF I select entire article while in editing and select black as color, the color change "doesn't take". I'm guessing "twenty-ten" has a default that I can't change without CSS but am wondering. If I'm wrong - is there a way for me to change the default (without CSS that is). (Or where would my question be best asked?) Thanks!

  4. maggieannthoeni
    Member

    RE MY TWENTY-TEN FONT COLOR CHANGE QUESTION: I saw AFTER posting that this thread relates to CSS - did NOT see that when tracking "search" results to try to resolve my question. I'll search more but will also check back here to see if there's any guidance for me in this. I plan to "get into" CSS, but am putting it off as it will be another new learning adventure and I'm not feeling ready! Apologies and thanks!

  5. Can we have a link to the blog you are talking about?

    In general, without the CSS upgrade, what is available to you is to change the color of the text in posts and pages as you create them (or go back into them and edit them and change the color to black). Visual editor, row 2 of buttons, number 4.

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/visual-editor/#row-2

  6. maggieannthoeni
    Member

    Thanks,

    blog link (from one I use in emails) is http://thoughtsfromthewell.wordpress.com/

    I've learned a bit more and am pretty sure I've got ('twenty-ten' has got) a default 'charcoal' but can successfully change it paragraph by paragraph with each new or re-edited post and that works for now.

    I'll experiment with stripping format too (maybe!) then doing color change.

    Interesting experience last eve on new blog to be posted - I was able to change whole post to preferred (black) color BUT THEN ran spell checker and was back to default 'charcoal' !! ?? :)

    Thanks again.

  7. thesacredpath
    Staff

    Doing a spellcheck should not change a font color declaration unless there was some malformed code.

    Go to settings > writing and select "WordPress should correct invalidly nested XHTML automatically" and then click "save changes."

    Now go back, select all the text in the post, and change the color and then save draft or update the post if it has already been published.

  8. maggieannthoeni
    Member

    I just replied, hit submit, and it went no-where. This may become a duplicate.

    Will follow your suggestion on both counts. Thank you so very much for taking time to reply, for your interest! It is MUCH appreciated !!! (Am finding ways to speed up getting color I want - your suggestion may take care of the whole concern. Thanks again!

  9. maggieannthoeni
    Member

    The "auto correct invalid nested xhtml" box was NOT checked. Will be interesting to see what difference it makes now that it's in action. Sorry for delay getting back to learn and to thank you - only realized this evening I could click 'referrer' link and get back here!! I very much appreciate WordPress - it's great!! Your support is felt,and much appreciated. MA

  10. The other thing I'll mention is to make sure that when you put in any HTML code that you are putting it into the HTML tab in the editor.

  11. larryeugenecarroll
    Member

    There is a another way to change text and background colors of a page or post. Use the DIV tag and the STYLE attribute in the HTML edit mode.

    The result looks like this.

    <div style="color:black; background-color:white;">
    thousands of paragraphs (not needed to be enclosed on <p></p> code)
    </div>

    Once you've done that you can specify more qualities - most of which the visual editor cannot.

    <div style=" color:black; background-color:white; line-height:110%; text-align:justify; font-size:14pt; font-family:Times New Roman,Times,serif; border:2px solid blue; padding:15px;">

    This makes the text "airier," justifies it, increase the font size, specifies the Times font, puts a box around the text, and inserts padding between box and the text.

    Further explanations of the style elements (and more elements) can be seen at the W3schools web site at http://www.w3schools.com/css/default.asp.

    Once you've decided on the DIV you like, save it in a text file and do a cut-and-paste for each new page you create. It takes me less than a minute to do this.

    Of course, you can go the full-blown route: become a CSS expert and buy the CSS upgrade.

    PS. If you do not like black and white you can specify other color names. The standard ones are at the W3schools web site at http://www.w3schools.com/tags/ref_colornames.asp. Or for more precise control you can specify hexadecimal values. To do that go to the W3schools color picker at http://www.w3schools.com/css/default.asp.

  12. larryeugenecarroll
    Member

    There is a another way to change text and background colors of a page or post. Use the DIV tag and the STYLE attribute in the HTML edit mode.

    The result looks like this.

    <div style="color:black; background-color:white;">
    thousands of paragraphs (not needed to be enclosed on <p></p> code)
    </div>

    Once you've done that you can specify more qualities - most of which the visual editor cannot.

    <div style=" color:black; background-color:white; line-height:110%; text-align:justify; font-size:14pt; font-family:Times New Roman,Times,serif; border:2px solid blue; padding:15px;">

    This makes the text "airier," justifies it, increase the font size, specifies the Times font, puts a box around the text, and inserts padding between box and the text.

    Further explanations of the style elements (and more elements) can be seen at the W3schools web site at http://www.w3schools.com/css/default.asp.

    Once you've decided on the DIV you like, save it in a text file and do a cut-and-paste for each new page you create. It takes me less than a minute to do this.

    Of course, you can go the full-blown route: become a CSS expert and buy the CSS upgrade.

    PS. If you do not like black and white you can specify other color names. The standard ones are at the W3schools web site at http://www.w3schools.com/tags/ref_colornames.asp. Or for more precise control you can specify hexadecimal values. To do that go to the W3schools color picker at http://www.w3schools.com/css/default.asp.

  13. larryeugenecarroll
    Member

    Sorry. The color picker is at http://www.w3schools.com/tags/ref_colorpicker.asp.

  14. maggieannthoeni
    Member

    Thanks, Larry, I'll explore your techniques on a day when I have time explore new techniques (and learning!). I've avoided HTML except for a poetry page but think my issue there can mostly be dealt with holding shift key while hitting enter (it was an empty line issue). Your html info might end up being especially useful there (the links, what I can learn there). I'm not 'afraid of' html, just find when I get into working my pages and posts beyond wisiwig it takes a lot more time (until I develop efficiency' have had CSS in mind but 'not ready' for same reason.). Your suggestion to save a final choice of consistenet DIV for regular pasting is great. I've got a text file somewhere of HTML code I used when trying to sort out poetry presentation - they need work again since I changed themes so the page is 'on my list'.) I'll bookmark the links w3schools link right away. Many thanks to both you and SacredPath! -MA

  15. maggieannthoeni
    Member

    The color picker could be way too much fun! The whole site you linked, combined with SacredPath's nudge toward HTML, is 'calling'. Hope I clear time to dip into this soon!!

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