Wordpress Theme Editing Help, Menu bar and Footer

by 845
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I need some help on,

Forex Protege

I was wondering how to change the menu bar from dark blue to a light green.

At the bottom it off center. Anyway to fix this?

If you have any other suggestions they would be awesome. This is my first site.

Thanks
#bar #editing #footer #menu #theme #wordpress
  • Profile picture of the author johnlagoudakis
    For the footer issue, wrap your text within the following paragraph code:

    <p align="center">footer text here</p>

    As for the blue menu... I don't think you can easily change this.
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  • Profile picture of the author LAG
    Originally Posted by 845 View Post

    I need some help on,

    Forex Protege (URL removed from quote to comply with the RULES)

    I was wondering how to change the menu bar from dark blue to a light green.

    At the bottom it off center. Anyway to fix this?

    If you have any other suggestions they would be awesome. This is my first site.

    Thanks
    Hey 845,

    You can change the menu bar in the style.css file to green IF you have an image editor that allows you to change colors. The image is at your domain URL/wp-content/themes/whitehouse/images/nav-blue.png. Download this image to your computer and pull it up in your image editor. Identify the color of green you want to use by downloading a free tool called Pixie. Look it up on Google; it's free at Nattyware. This tool tells you the color code for any color you mouse over while Pixie is active.

    Look at your image editor software to see what color code it requires whether html, RGB, hex, or whatever. Then look at Pixie and find the corresponding code, choose that color, wipe your current nav-blue.png image with the color and rename it to nav-green.png. Then upload the image to your image folder for your theme as described above.

    Next you need to edit the CSS file located at your domain URL/wp-content/themes/whitehouse/style.css. Download it to your computer. Open it with Notepad or any text editor and use Ctrl+F to find the text "nav-blue.png". Change that to nav-green.png and save the file, then upload it to overwrite the current style.css file on your domain. This will change the color of the menu bar. It may take a couple of tries before you get the exact shade of green you want, but you only have to edit the CSS file once.

    To center the text in the footer, login to your WordPress admin area and click on Appearance, then Editor, then Footer (on the right under templates). Use Ctrl+F to locate "&copy; 2009" (which is your copyright). You'll see the code <p>&copy; 2009 and a lot more including URL's I can't put here. Change the <p> to <p align="center"> and then save the change. See if that fixes the problem.

    Let me know if you run into any problems. I do this stuff every day so it's often easier to do something than it is to explain how to do it.

    Best wishes,

    Leslie
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  • Profile picture of the author SimonFairbairn
    <p align='center'> is deprecated and not valid for your doctype (which is xhtml). It also won't work because it's being overridden by a CSS style.

    To align the text in your footer, you'll need to edit the style.css file as mentioned above and add the following anywhere in it:

    Code:
    body p { text-align: center; }
    body #site p { text-align: left; }
    For some reason, that footer text is out on its own and not within the #footer div tags. Not sure why. Anyhow, the above should sort you out.

    Follow LAG's suggestion for your menu bar issues.

    Simon
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