I have entered my new colour palette under "template>advanced>" - and the colours will not show up on the blog.This blog owner wants different background colours, than are provided as defaults - and does not understand why the wizards, that advise
I even checked that the colour values were right under "Edit HTML".
Template applied.simply don't work.
The problem, with blogs that use a "Simple" template, is that the template does not contain the CSS rules required, to allow the wizards to produce results.
Every "Advanced" wizard uses 3 elements.
Every Template Designer "Advanced" setting wizard requires 3 elements.
- The GUI wizard (below).
- The "Variable definitions" section, which defines the GUI wizards (below), and the CSS variables.
- The CSS rules, that use the variables.
The "Simple" templates omit the necessary CSS rules.
Every template provides #1, and #2. "Simple" omits #3, for various wizards.
At least 3 "Advanced" wizards don't work, with "Simple" templates.
This paragraph of "Variable definitions" code appears to be common to all templates.
This is one known problem "Advanced" wizard group.
<Group description="Backgrounds" selector=".body-fauxcolumns-outer"> <Variable name="body.background.color" description="Outer Background" type="color" default="#66bbdd"/> <Variable name="content.background.color" description="Main Background" type="color" default="#ffffff"/> <Variable name="header.background.color" description="Header Background" type="color" default="transparent"/> </Group>
The group requires CSS rules, which use 3 variables.
For the 3 wizards to work, the template needs CSS rules to use
The required CSS rules just are not present, in "Simple" templates.
Each of the above 3 CSS names are present only in the "Variable definitions" section. In the "Simple" template, there are no CSS rules to make the variables useful.
I've seen this a couple times. Some templates are not complete.
"Simple" is just that.
There are solutions.
There are several possible solutions, in order of reality.
- Use a different template.
- Remove the extraneous code from the "Simple" template.
- Add the necessary CSS, to use the variables defined.