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Reply To: Changing background color

#2562
Jason Bobich
Keymaster

Hello,

Make sure to never any theme files directly. Always make your CSS customizations from your Child theme’s custom.css or you’ll have trouble ever updating the theme in the future. In this case, theme.css isn’t actually used. It’s the source of the minified theme.min.css which is uses.

For CSS changes, it’s a good idea to use a tool like firebug or Google Chrome’s built-in developer tools to locate them and then put the edits either in your child theme‘s custom.css or in the “Custom CSS” option on your theme options page.

Also, here’s a helpful tutorial on how to use Firebug – http://vimeo.com/20917974. The only thing I’d suggest not doing is actually making edits to the theme’s CSS files, as it shows at the end of that video. However, the video serves as a good introduction to Firebug and how it can be used to find what CSS is effecting certain areas of your site without ever digging around in any files.