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I want to make my Content Background opaque instead of solid. How?

  1. I am extremely new to wordpress and CSS code, I would like to make my template opaque instead of solid.

    My site is

    It is a gray-ish color right now, I would like it to be semi-transparent so I can kind of see the background but still read the text written.

    I need baby-steps for instructions, I am very new, but learn fast,

    I'm using WordPress 2012 theme, thanks so much for the help.

    The blog I need help with is

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  3. We cannot help you here as this forum is only for free hosted blogs. Support for your website software and any advice you need are provided on the support forums and they are here If you don't have a username account at, click that link and register one on the top right hand corner of the page that opens, so you can post to the correct support forums for your software.

  4. Hi destinytips. Looking at your blog, it seems you've found the solution to your problem by using the CSS opacity property.

    The opacity property will work with most modern browsers. However, to make sure the background appears semi-transparent to users of older versions of Internet Explorer, I recommend that you add the following two extra lines of code (appearing below in bold):

    #container {<br /> padding-bottom: 20px;<br /> background: #222;<br /> box-shadow: 0 0 10px #000;<br /> opacity: 0.8;<br /> <strong>zoom: 1;<br /> filter: alpha(opacity=50);</strong><br />

    These two extra lines should ensure complete cross-browser compatibility for your site. :)

  5. @siobhyb
    PLEASE do not provide support to WordPress.ORG users on the WordPress.COM support forums.

    We already have 30% of those posting here who do not even belong here. Do NOT encourage them to return to the wrong support forum again.

    Go to WordPress.ORG support forums and volunteer there please if that's your thing.

  6. thanks!

  7. Good bye and please do NOT return here again for support.

  8. Destinytips - you're welcome.

    Timethief - thanks for your posts. The user had already been made aware that there was a separate forum for self hosted users twice in this thread. Additionally, the actual issue was not specific or relevant to hosting in any way. It was something that any user of WordPress could have experienced. Therefore, in this instance, I do not see any harm in the advice I offered.

    I view this forum is a friendly, supportive environment for all lovers of WordPress. However, I understand your concerns and will take them on board for the future.

  9. I did not say you caused harm. I asked you not to encourage those who have blogs to return here byy answering their questions. bloggeres pay for CSS Upgrades and all CSS editing is theme specific. Many themes here are adapted to run on this software.

    Thank you for understanding my concerns. Given how many unanswered support questions there are and the number of unanswered CSS Forum thread there are it's my opinion that the last thing we need is more bloggers posting for CSS editing help here.

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