Changing Background Colors Neo-Sapien

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  • #135109

    annagdickson
    Member

    How do I change the background colors in the Neo-Sapien template? I need to change the black and red to blue and green.

    Specifically colors #1E90FF and #008000

    #135267

    jmnowak
    Member

    Well, I would say that depends on whether you’re a freebie or an upgrade (meaning you pay for using WordPress). Neo-Sapien is a one-colour choice theme, ie black and red. If you’re a freebie, tough-titties, you’ll have to live with it!

    Now, I would say (but I don’t know as I’m not an upgrade user) you most likely can edit the fonts and colours in your template, if you know the language, and where to look.

    A good place to start finding out about these sorts of things is at http://codex.wordpress.org/Blog_Design_and_Layout.

    Otherwise, if no-one else visiting this forum can provide an accurate answer, perhaps you could choose another blog theme to suit your colour needs. Go to Dashboard, Presentation, and check out the choices shown there. For instance, my blog theme is Day Dream by Jim Whimpey, and it comes in four colour combinations.

    Hope this gets you started! ;o}

    #135307

    timethief
    Member

    Hello annadickson
    You can change the background colour only by purchasing a css customization upgrade. The details for personalizing your blog including css customization are found in this thread https://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic.php?id=9431&page&replies=8#post-64810

    Also note that references to the codex are not usually helpful to bloggers here at wordpress.com.
    (1) We run on different software i.e. wordpress MU (multi-user).
    (2) And the codex is complex, dense documentation written by and for geeks.

    #135368

    atthe404
    Member

    And the codex is complex, dense documentation written by and for geeks.

    There is some truth in that. :)

    #135371

    timethief
    Member

    Hey, I was being “restrained” when I typed that. My adventures when it comes to attempting to glean anything from the codex could comprise a whole blog that would have the word “rant” in the title of every post. ;)

    #135441

    jmnowak
    Member

    Gee, I must be a geek then! I find it fairly lame reading, actually. And, after all, it is supposed to be the Help menu, which doesn’t appear in the Dashboard where it’s needed, unlike in the new Blogger. Here’s what appears in a rounded rectangle at the bottom of each page when you are in your blog’s Dashboard:

    Need help?
    Check out our Frequently Asked Questions.
    Give and receive help in our WordPress.com Forums.
    Read WordPress Documentation.
    Use the feedback link in the upper right corner.

    You click onto ‘WordPress Documentation’ to get to the codex. FAQs don’t usually cover the sort of information I’m after that is usually found in a Help menu, and I don’t seem to have a feedback link in my dashboard. Why’s that, pray tell? ;o}

    #135550

    atthe404
    Member

    @jmnowak

    Otherwise, if no-one else visiting this forum can provide an accurate answer, perhaps you could choose another blog theme to suit your colour needs.

    hmm.

    Now, I would say (but I don’t know as I’m not an upgrade user) you most likely can edit the fonts and colours in your template, if you know the language, and where to look

    Not true. We can not edit our templates. And to alter the styling we do need to anyway. We just need the upgrade and a bit of CSS.

    Not sure your response really added any clarity for the OP.

    The codex may well be *lame reading* for a guru like you. But it is no use to WordPress dot com users.
    And CSS does not figure there anyway. Your talent is wasted here.

    #135592

    jmnowak
    Member

    Gotcha! :)
    Just a little bit of Aussie humour that caught you hook, line and sinker! I couldn’t resist!

    A point of order (and I’m being deadly serious now):
    I would have to be a right-royal idiot (meaning: extreme fool) to bad-mouth the organization that hosts my blog, that has provided the beautiful template, and all the backend grunt the dashboard provides, all for free! Not in a million years! As for being a guru…not in a million years either!

    Cheers! :)

    #135600

    saoma
    Member

    is there any way to do it for free

    #135601

    devblog
    Member

    no

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