Need help editing background

  • ecrilley


    Hi I am new to the whole website community. I recently made a site and have been using the most current graphene theme. I will admit that I am a total noob. What I am trying to do is probably incredibly simple, but for the life of me I can not figure it out. Whoever is kind enough to answer/reply to this if you could please be kind enough to explain to me how to to resolve this problem in a step by step manner it would be greatly appreciated.

    Q: With my site ( I am trying to remove the black background which appears on each the left and the right. I want my content to expand into that area to look something like (

    Again if you could please let me know how to do this, (preferably step by step) it would be greatly appreciated. I have been using admin area to do everything (no custom coding) Thanks and if you need any additional info please let me know. Thank you


    Kenneth John Odle


    Go to Appearance >> Background

    Click on “Remove Background Image”

    In “Display Options” enter #e3e3e3 in the box labeled “Color”

    Click “Save Changes”. Mischief managed!

    Good luck and welcome aboard.




    Thank you Ken for your prompt response. That got rid of the color but what I am trying to do is expand the content on my page into that altered area.

    Right now it is set up as

    (background) content/widgets (background)

    I would like my content to expand across the entire browser. When I change it to a two column set up it condenses it much too much, and if I were able to eliminate that background area, and make it useable, that would be ideal.



    Its just a Css Issue, could you post a link to your site?



    and if possible an image to show what do you want to achieve because is a little bit confussing to me your explanation.


    Kenneth John Odle


    I would like my content to expand across the entire browser.

    Actually, this has been discussed a lot in this forum. Do a search on “width” and you should find posts to help you. It is just a matter of swapping out width values in the stylesheet, plus one addition to your functions file to change the size of the header.

    You should really do this in a child theme, as well. Except for simple changes to the custom CSS, any other changes really should be part of a child theme.




    Thank you all very much for responding to this. Here is what I have. (my site)

    Example wise here is what my blog looks like

    Here is what I want it to look like (with a column added on each side)

    (with the background eliminated and the content expanded into the vacated area)

    Again step by step instructions would be greatly appreciated

    Thanks again

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