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black child theme

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  • Started 8 years ago by mpanda
  • Latest reply from ridgely
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  1. mpanda

    Hi everybody!

    I'd need to change the colour of whole package, background, lines and fonts of course.
    I'm not smart with codes so I wonder if there's a child theme based on 'black colour' available to download, or alternatively how to customize the default one by myself (where it should be not a too hard task for my basic preparation).

    Thank you!


    Posted 8 years ago #
  2. i dont know of any dark themes. there aren't any here:

    guess you will just have to create the first. you customize the default by making a child theme. there are many tutorials out there and lots of info on here.
    this is my favorite tutorial:

    there is even a sample child theme IN the thematic file/folder that you can copy. but i also like to start from Devin's thematic options theme:

    Posted 8 years ago #
  3. mpanda

    Thanks Helga,

    the only interesting dark one I've seen by googling is 'Gallery' but it's too showcase images oriented for my needs which basically concern on music playlists, few partner's link and contacts info as I'm building the new site of my webradio.

    I'll take a look to Cats tutorial.

    Thanks for now and I'll be back in case of difficulties.

    Posted 8 years ago #
  4. My site - is a Black Child Theme. The CSS needs to be cleaned up a little but if it's something similar to what you want, I can let you know the functions I used(Couple from Helga above, plus Chris and Devin......and others)

    Posted 8 years ago #
  5. Try adapting from the Chromey theme I originally found it in the comments about Thematic at
    It will need some modification for yourself.

    or start with the SampleChildTheme in Thematic. CSS is fairly easy

    body { background:#000000;}

    in the style.css defines a black background
    chromey actually uses #151515 (and a redundant image file)
    checkout the colorpicker at to view colours.

    Posted 8 years ago #
  6. @mpanda: Not sure what your project is, but remember that a dark background with light text is more difficult for extended viewing and legibility.

    Posted 8 years ago #

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