Posted by Archaeologist on


Could someone please explain how I can change the background colour of our website from white to something a little easier on the eyes?
I've tried the free custom templates, but the choice there seems to be white or black and they'e as bad as each other. Plus, the custom templates seem to break the links.

2: Re: Background colour (response to 1)
Posted by Joe Oldak on

The standard colour schemes for the Bootstrap and Fresh themes are available with either a white background (most of them), black (Cyborg and Darkly), dark grey (Slate) or dark blue (Superhero).

You can preview the colour schemes here.

If you want to have your own custom colour scheme this is most easily achieved with a bit of custom CSS in the theme settings.

I would suggest that you first pick a colour scheme that you mostly like and that would work well with your preferred background. Then go into the them settings and in the Raw Header HTML box add the following:

body {
  background-color: pink;

You can use named colours or hex codes.

I've taken the liberty of turning your site pink so you can see it in action. Hope you don't mind! :-)


Joe - Voice Admin