Just want to override font colors – doesn’t work!

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  • #356850

    sharecipe
    Member

    I have looked everywhere and cannot find out how to do something SO SIMPLE! I just want to override some of my themes’ text colors so I put in this code (as 1 example):

    #sidebar h2 {
    color: #red !important;
    }

    and it’s not overriding the default green color where it says “About this Site” and “Links” etc. in the side boxes. I thought – from everything I’ve read – that any style I add will be loaded AFTER the default theme stylesheet and will therefore OVERRIDE them. well, it’s not working.

    please help!

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

    #357261

    ellaella
    Member

    Do you have a wordpress.com blog? If so, please link it to your name instead of the site you’ve got now.

    #357263

    sharecipe
    Member

    sharecipe.wordpress.com (don’t know how to change what’s linked to the username!)
    thanks!

    #357264

    If this is the blog you are talking about, http://sharecipe.wordpress.com/ , then all the widget titles are red. Isn’t that what you wanted? Try clearing your browser cache and force refreshing that page.

    #357265

    To change the site linked to your username, go to users > your profile and change the “website” field to your blog URL and then click “update profile.”

    #357268

    sharecipe
    Member

    strange. I clear my cache and it dosn’t show as red for me. I’m using the latest version of Firefox. Checked in IE too and they appear as green.

    #357272

    OK, they are red in Safari, but not in FF.

    In FF using Firebug, if I change the color definition in #sidebar h2 to red, it changes. Right now in your custom CSS, I’m not seeing a color definition in #sidebar h2. Did you take it out?

    #357273

    Ah, wait a minute. You have a number sign before “red” which is messing stuff up. You don’t need that with color names, just with hex color codes. Do the following:

    #sidebar h2 {
    color: red;
    }

    and it will work just fine. In fact, you don’t need the “important” either.

    #357274

    sharecipe
    Member

    thanks – just needed a fresh set of eyes!

    #357285

    You’re welcome.

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