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  1. My theme is Mystique and I purchased the upgrade in order to customize. I would like to know if I can better distinguish my side columns/sidebars with a background color. If this option is available to me, how is it done? CSS? If CSS, where/how does one enter the code?

    Thanks for any help.

    The blog I need help with is btse1.wordpress.com.

  2. You can add CSS to the Appearance → Custom Design → CSS editor in your blog dashboard.

    Changing the background color of the sidebar in Mystique may take a little work. Here is a basic example to illustrate:

    #sidebar {
    	background-color: yellow;
    }

    You can try it out by adding it to your Appearance → Custom Design → CSS editor and clicking the Preview button.

    Change the color name to a color code of your choice:
    http://automattic.github.com/Iris/

    If you make the change, note that the sidebar area is a block that may stop short when the main content area has a lot of content in it. Try adding a test post with a lot of content to see what I mean.

    Also, this is another good resource you can check out if you are starting out with CSS:
    http://www.htmldog.com/guides/cssbeginner/

    And this:
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/custom-design/editing-css/

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