How to Change your Theme Colours

One of the nice features of the Pixel Linear theme is the fact you can customize your colours from the theme settings control panel which gives you almost an unlimited array of colour combinations for your website or blog. Below is an outline in red Changeable areas for the Pixel Linear theme:

colour-layout-area

Changing Your Colours

Changing your colours is even easier now than the Corporate 3 theme because now I’ve incorporated a built-in colour picker:

linear-colour-picker

Each area of the theme noted with the red “Changeable” areas will be represented by a description and colour value field next to it (see the screenshot above). Each field will have a default value in it and if you change your mind, I’ve noted the default colour to use.

To change your colours, you click in the field and the colour picker window pops up with a cross that you can move around the window to choose your colour. As you do this, you will see the colour value will change in the field so when you are happy with your choice, click outside the popup window and then click SAVE on your Settings. If all went well, you should see your new colour on the front-end of your web site. Repeat for each area that you want to modify.

NOTE: If you already know the colour value you want, add the HEX value to the field and the colour will automatically show.

Changing the Page Background

On the changeable map of the areas you can modify the colours, the very last one you see is the footer area (the black area). This is actually the overall page background showing but it’s not changed from the theme settings because WordPress has a built-in background feature which is activated by the theme.

wp-background-colour

When you go to the “Background” settings through the WordPress Appearance panel, you should see a screen like this:

wp-background-page

The Custom Background feature in WordPress lets you have a page background using an image or you can choose the colour. I recommend using colour instead of a background image unless you have a very small one that will tile throughout the page. Each person will have their own choice of course but the idea here is that if you want a different page background, the theme settings is not setup to do it, rather I left it to the built-in function of WordPress to handle that part.

By | 2010-09-25T02:17:46+00:00 September 25th, 2010|Blog|0 Comments

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