Need help editing background

  • ecrilley

    #1810

    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 (www.ultimateteamhq.com) 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 (http://local-lawyer-directory.blogspot.com/2011/06/change-color-wordpress-theme-template.html)

    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

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    Kenneth John Odle

    #17225

    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.

    Ken

    ecrilley

    #17226

    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.

    giles14

    #17227

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

    giles14

    #17228

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

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    Kenneth John Odle

    #17229

    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.

    Ken

    ecrilley

    #17230

    Thank you all very much for responding to this. Here is what I have.

    http://www.ultimateteamhq.com/ (my site)

    Example wise here is what my blog looks like

    http://linnbaumgardt.com/1001-wordpress-themes-graphene

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

    http://local-lawyer-directory.blogspot.com/2011/06/change-color-wordpress-theme-template.html

    (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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