Change font color in the navigation menu

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    I’m using Pressrow. In my navigation menu, the font color looks black, but when you click on the links they turn green. I would like them to be green before you click on them as well. The hover is perfect and the visited is perfect. (I’m talking about the font color only, not the color of the whole nav bar).

    When I try to look at it in I don’t see the background (just looks white) and the blog title font looks black (rather than green – how it should be).

    Thanks everybody.

    The blog I need help with is



    I’ll flag this so our Moderators move it to the CSS Customization Forum for you.


    Moved, thanks



    No – thank you ;)



    Thank you so much! I don’t know how I put it in the wrong forum. Thanks again.



    You’re welcome. Now that the read is in the CSS Customization Forum devblog will find it when he logs in.




    You should be able to change the font color with this: (it did on mine anyway)

    #nav {

    I’m not sure how the hover option works though, but if you’re simply looking to change the font color of your menu bar, this should do it. Just put your preferred HEX value color where the X’s are.

    Good Luck,


    Thanks for the suggestion. It’s actually not working for me for some reason. The font should look green, but I think it’s still showing black.


    @positivelyorphaned: It’s not working because each theme names things in a different way; you can’t just transplant commands from the CSS of one theme to the CSS of another theme.

    I think you should add this:

    #nav li a { color: #HEX_HERE }



    @pana, My apologies. It was pointed out to me yesterday about each themes CSS rules being different. That’s what I get for trying to help! :)

    Just kidding!

    I hope you were able to get it to work.



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    I’m using Pressrow. In my navigation menu, the font color looks black, but when you click on the links they turn green.

    That is because when they are green it means it’s the “active” tab; in other words, you’re reading that page. It’s a navigational aid to help the reader identify what page she/he is reading at the moment.

    If you want all of them links to be green, then locate the following selector:

    #nav .current_page_item a {

    And replace this part:


    with this:


    so that it looks like this:

    #nav li a {

    That should do it.


    Awesome! Thanks everybody. I finally got it looking exactly as I had wanted. I really appreciate the help.

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