London Irish Charity in need of newbie help…

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    Greetings from The London Irish Charity in Camden Town. We provide welfare services to older members of the Irish community in London, as well as running a programme of social and cultural events.

    We are working on a new (and very simple) website at, using the Sapphire theme. I’ve done as much reading as I can follow on these forums; I’ve bought the CSS editor, and would greatly appreciate answers or guidance on the following questions:

    How do I…
    Change the background colour?

    Change the colour and font of links?

    Change the font of both post title and body text?

    Thanks in advance,

    Cultural Officer
    London Irish Centre



    Did you read the sticky threads at the top of the CSS forum on Getting Started and Learning CSS? There are lots of helpful links to CSS tutorials there.

    There is no staff support for the CSS feature and there are very few volunteers on the forums who know enough to help either, I’m afraid.



    I have, but no joy as yet.



    If you use Firefox, another really good thing to do is to install Firebug and the Web Developer’s Toolbar. They will allow you to analyse the CSS on your blog and edit it.


    I’ve done that. Thanks.

    Is this where I need to change the bg colour?

    /* Main Content Area */

    body {
    font-size: 62.5%; /* Resets 1em to 10px */
    font-family: Verdana, Arial, Sans-Serif;
    background-color: #d5d6d7;
    color: #000;
    text-align: center;
    margin: 0;
    padding: 0;

    #page {
    border: 1px solid #959596;
    text-align: left;
    background-color: white;
    margin: 20px auto;
    padding: 0;
    width: 760px;
    border: 1px solid #959596;



    Could be. Did you try it? The preview feature in the CSS editor is a really useful tool for getting your code right before it goes public.

    Just paste those sections of the code into the editing box (having changed the colour codes). Make sure you have ‘Add to existing stylesheet’ checked. And then click on Preview. If it works, then make sure you Save Changes.



    I’m pretty much sorted!

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