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First time theme help

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  • Started 12 years ago by TomJesse
  • Latest reply from RobotSex
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  1. TomJesse

    Hello Everybody,

    I hoping to customize a theme for the first time. Would it be OK to ask for some help?

    I'm using thematic and would like to change the link hover color from the red to green.

    I opened style.css but couldn't find how to alter the color. It would be so nice if anyone was able to help.

    Many thanks,


    Posted 12 years ago #
  2. If you haven't installed Firebug yet, I'd suggest that you do; This will help you find where the CSS is coming from and in your case it's default.css and around line 50;

    a:hover {
    color: #FF4B33;

    You'll need to put this into your child theme(style.css) and changed the colour. Make sure any modifications you do are on a child theme and not the Thematic Theme folder.

    Posted 12 years ago #
  3. TomJesse

    Thanks so much d_rec.

    I did that - it was sweet. It seems I still need to get the blog to reference the child theme style. It's still going off default.css because the colors have not changed.

    Total noob but thanks so much for helping!

    Posted 12 years ago #
  4. RobotSex

    Where you did install the style.css? Is it in the child them folder in the same folder as Thematic? themes/thematic - themes/[name of child theme]

    Posted 12 years ago #
  5. TomJesse

    Yeah it was but then I followed a page with Ian's Stewarts directions and got it working!

    Thanks so much to you all!

    Posted 12 years ago #
  6. RobotSex

    That's cool. Good for you. Yesterday is my first time using Thematic and it's fairly simple. However, if you're not familiar with coding languages, it's not going to be that simple and you might be better off starting with a free theme until you get the hang of it!


    Posted 12 years ago #

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