about background colour

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  • #454942

    lilmaouz
    Member

    Hello! Could anyone tell me if it’s for sure necessary to buy a CSS upgrade before changing the background color of a WordPress.com blog theme, please (Michael Heilemann, for instance). And if it’s not needed, how to proceed. Thanks by advance for your precious help :)

    #455118

    lilmaouz
    Member

    Sorry, I had to post this on “CSS Customization” :-s Forgive me

    #455119

    hanni
    Member

    Yup as things stand now, you do need to buy the CSS Upgrade before being able to change the background colour.

    #455120

    lilmaouz
    Member

    OK, thanks a lot, Hanni! Have a nice day ,-)

    #455126

    Er, that’s not exactly correct. If you mean the (usually white) bg to the main posts area, then you do need the CSS upgrade. If you mean the bg around it (e.g. the grey-brown in the Treba theme you’re using), you don’t need the CSS upgrade: you only need code in a text widget.

    #455129

    lilmaouz
    Member

    OK, I better come over here, I guess ,-)
    Oh, yes, that’s exactly what I mean (that grey-brown stuff for instance ;))
    Could you tell me which code must be writed in the text widget, please. Thank you very much by advance.

    #455133

    <div style="position:fixed;top:0;left:0;background:#HEX_HERE;width:100%;height:100%;z-index:-11;"></div>

    #455134

    lilmaouz
    Member

    Thank you so much! I wish you a very good day :-)

    #455135

    You’re most welcome and good day to you too!

    PS For hex color codes, the webpage I prefer is this:

    http://www.december.com/html/spec/color.html

    #455137

    mapid
    Member

    panaghiotisadam

    Thanks for your advice

    #455150

    matt
    Staff

    panaghiotisadam, that loophole is going away, probably very soon. Embedded CSS like that will continue to work if you have the CSS upgrade, will get stripped if you don’t.

    #455152

    devblog
    Member

    that loophole is going away, probably very soon. Embedded CSS like that will continue to work if you have the CSS upgrade, will get stripped if you don’t.

    So all inline styling will be stripped off if you don’t have the CSS upgrade? Stuff to “pretty up” your blog posts won’t work anymore?

    #455162

    @matt: Thanks for letting us know. But I don’t see why you consider it a loophole and why you think it must go away. Several themes are color customizable already (without the CSS upgrade); adding a simple bg color the way I suggested is no more than that.

    #455178

    1tess
    Moderator Emeritus

    And what about such border code as in this post, for example:
    http://1tess.wordpress.com/2009/12/08/spicy-eggplant-ja-ja-men-udon/

    Rounded borders? Will they still work?
    Already some border codes do not work on wp but work on Firefox with a site I administer unconnected with any flavor / shape of WordPress.

    #455212

    Seems my previous post was eaten up; re-posting:

    @matt: Thanks for letting us know. But I don’t see why you consider it a loophole and why you think it must go away. Several themes are color customizable already (without the CSS upgrade); adding a simple bg color the way I suggested is no more than that.

    Adding:

    Since I’m a volunteer here, I’d like to know what “embedded CSS like that” exactly means. Bg color? Position:fixed in general? Even more general?

    #455259

    Does this mean I can’t apply styles already defined in the CSS to stuff I put in a text widget or in a post or page? Many HTML styles one uses are already being converted to inline CSS by wordpress and wordpress uses inline CSS for styling many things already.

    Come on Matt, give us more details on this. If you take away the ability to use CSS to style things in widgets and posts/pages you make this service a hell of a lot less useful for many of us out there.

    I have two new clients I was going to start out on wordpress.COM, but if this is the case, I’ll push them to self-host right from the get-go.

    #455260

    ludusnaturae
    Member

    What a pity!

    #455262

    timethief
    Member

    I’ll second that. :(

    #455269

    Not intending to stir up the pot here (OK maybe a little), but there are at least a couple comments from panaghiotisadam missing from this thread. I have it on good authority that they aren’t flames or anything like that.

    #455281

    devblog
    Member

    It wouldn’t be the first time they deleted something they didn’t like…

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