How to Change the Background Color of Elgg 1.8

This article will give you a step by step guide on how to change the default background color of Elgg 1.8. With an FTP manager, connect to your website public_html and follow these steps:

1) Open the file YourElggFolder\views\default\css\elements\reset.php

2) Inside the file, look for the BODY section. In that section is where we are going to change the background color of your Elgg 1.8 site:

3) Find the line that says background. There you can change the color of your Elgg site 1.8. For the purposes of this guide, I will apply the color red:

4) Save the changes. Then run upgrade.php in your web browser to see the changes (

Notes: You can apply any html color to your elgg 1.8 site. Also remember to clean your web browser’s cache. I hope you have found this article useful. If you experience problems with this guide, ask here for support. This now concludes how to change the background color of Elgg 1.8.

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Rodolfo Hernandez

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