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    I am trying to use the style options to adjust the text colors/colours of the header region but am finding that the colours I set are not being applied to all of the elements in those areas. For example, the div with the classes

    small_header_info meta-color

    in the header does not get the colour applied. Nor does the nav menu.

    I can hack the css for it, but I would say it’s really a bug and detracts from the theme’s effectiveness.


    Hi ilowelife,

    Not all elements around the theme will be able to be customized with the options available in the Styling section. For the most part everything is grouped together and able to be changed but there will be some small specific elements that may not.

    If you can give us a link to the page and point out specifically what isn’t getting styling applied and what option you are using in the back end to apply a color to it, we can see if its a bug that needs fixing.




    Thanks Devin. The site’s behind a password at the moment. Is there any way to send that without it being in the public forum?

    As a follow-on to this question, I am really finding the colour picker that’s integrated into the choices colour scheme settings difficult to use/understand. This may sound really thick, but I don’t have a clue what the relationship between the two colour swatches in the picker are? Am I able to set two colours (foreground / background) for each of the settings (Default background color, Alternate Background for menu hover, tables, etc) or is this just an artifact of the colour picker you’re using and it really is only one colour per piece? Baffling, really.

    Some colours seem to come from nowhere, so I was hoping that I was just maybe using the color picker incorrectly. For example, all of my button hover states are totally wrong, and don’t match what I thought I selected for Highlight color… <sigh>

    Also, even when I set the colours to a default scheme (Blue, Gradients Grey etc) all of my shortcode generated buttons get messed up. The text colors don’t match what they did with the dummy content shortcodes page and the hover states are totally weird. Could this be a plugin that’s messing with it?


    The color picking function actually has a hidden component that picks a complimentary color for certain hover effects so that it cuts down on the amount of choices anyone needs to make. As always css can be added in to control anything but for the most part the Styling tab takes care of everything anyone needs.

    There definitely could be a plugin causing conflicts so try disabling all active ones and see if that helps. Also understand that the relationship between shortcodes and the theme styles is fairly separate except for some font colors and styles if you are using google fonts.

    If you have any caching plugin definitely turn it off while you are doing back and forth changes to the colors and settings and refresh the page a few times in a row if it seems like something isn’t taking effect (to force refresh the cache.




    Thanks Devin:

    I’ll experiment. Right now, the biggest problem is the button hovers are incorrect after I removed all custom CSS and changed styling options back to a default, so something (possibly a plugin) is messing with it.

    When I’ve figured it out I will report back.



    I’ll close this thread for now.

    Best regards,


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