Changing title and description in header w/o child theme

  • stephenwiggs


    Is there a way to add custom css to change the color of the title and description in the header? I have tried changing everything I can think of, including changing the values for


    neither of which show up in the Graphene css file.

    I have also tried modifying

    #header h1, h2
    #header a, a:hover
    h1 a, h1 a:hover

    all with no luck.

    I know this is possible with other themes, so I don’t think that this is a WP issue. But is it possible to changing these values without creating a child theme? Graphene suits all my needs perfectly, so all I really need to do is to change some of the CSS in the “Custom CSS” option. To create a child theme to change the color of two items seems like overkill.

    And yes, I realize that I could add the title and description to the image file in PS, but I may change the title and description sometime soon (and I tend to rotate my description, anyway), so again, that seems to be overkill.

    If anyone could point me in the right direction, I would greatly appreciate it.




    Just change color code: {
    color: #000000;

    Child Theme always the wise thing 🙂




    To change the color I just put the hex number for the color in the header section of the theme in the Dashboard.

    I don’t know if it will help or not, but I moved the text in the header using:

    #header h1 {
    font: bold 28px "Trebuchet MS";
    position: relative;
    left: 38px;
    top: 80px;
    width: 852px;

    I shortened the image and needed to raise the text. I changed the top: to 35px. I used a child theme, but you should be able to edit the main style.css file if you want to.


    Kenneth John Odle


    I tried

    #header h1 {

    in custom CSS but it didn’t change anything. Odd. I really don’t want to use a child theme to change one little thing. Bit of a bummer, really because

    #header h1 {

    does work. In fact, everything I do to #header h1,h2 in the custom CSS portion of Graphene options works, except for color. I’m stumped.


    Kenneth John Odle


    I figured it out!

    Go to Appearance >> Header. Change color code in “text color” at bottom!

    This theme is so great I knew it had to be in there somewhere! I’m a happy doofus now!



    That is what I was talking about earlier. 🙂 Sorry you missed what I said.

    I’m glad you are a happy doofus. 🙂

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