Problems/Questions re. WordPress Classic Theme

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    I am trying to change the CSS for the WordPress Classic theme in two ways:

    First, to change the color of text for the post title (h3). I have changed it in CSS so that each individual post title is white, like so:

    h3 {
    border-bottom:dotted 1px #eee;
    font-family:’Lucida Grande’, ‘Lucida Sans Unicode’, Verdana, sans-serif;

    padding:10px 5px 5px 10px;

    But when I open the blog, and see all posts, the background is #2e2e2e, but the text color is still the green. I can’t find the CSS to change that.

    Next, I put my photos into tables that I enter as html code. I cannot control the size of the text that I type in the tables. I’ll have a line in the table like <tr><td colspan=”3″>text</td><tr>, and although I’ve tried to put in font size tags, something in the CSS is overriding that so that the text in the tables is larger than the text in the body of the post. What do I need to do?

    Also, I see a lot of three character color codes in the CSS, for example:

    a {

    I’ve tried to find them in an HTML/CSS color code chart, but they all require six characters.


    The blog I need help with is



    It looks like you are also obscuring the footer credits – that is against the Terms of Service and can get your blog suspended.


    The main blog page post titles are links, so you have to target the CSS for the post title links like this.

    .storytitle a {
    color: #FFFFFF;

    The code you have catches the post title on the single-post pages and catches the background color on the main and single-post pages.

    If you see a three digit code, it is a short code for a repeating set. Example

    667755 could be written as 675.

    CC0011 could be written as C01

    For the fonts in the tables, do something like this and then you can adjust the size as you see fit.

    <em style="font-size: 90%;">the bull is released and, after menacing the crowd, dashes off between two trucks parked on the opposite side of the circle from where we were standing.</em>


    <p style="font-size: 90%;">all the text here</p>


    The table size can also be corrected in the CSS editor:

    td {
    font-size: 90%;
    letter-spacing: -1px;



    @thesacredpath and @panaghiotisadam – thanks for the code.
    @auxclass – I didn’t realize that I had to keep that in there even if I edit the CSS. I’ll put it back. Is there a way to change the text to something like “Theme: WordPress Classic as modified by me”?


    Put the text back and then I’ll take a look. In some instances yes, that can be done.



    One last question: How can I remove the “Leave a Comment” link?


    On the credits, they didn’t give us a separate selector, so we can’t add anything to the end of the theme name.

    You could ad something before the word “theme like this:

    .credit:before {
    content: "I customized this ";

    To turn comments off globally (for all subsequent content) go to settings > discussion and disallow comments and trackbacks.

    For all existing content, you will have to turn comments off manually using either the quickedit function at pages > all pages and posts > all posts, or you can use the bulk edit feature and do a bunch at once.

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