How to Change the Color of the Header Menu in Elgg 1.8

In elgg 1.8 there’s a new part under the topbar called Header Menu. By default, it is blue – and to change the color of this part is somehow difficult. This article will give you a step by step guide on how to change the color of the Header menu in Elgg 1.8. Use an FTP manager to log in to your website and follow these steps:

Default Header Menu Color


1) Go to YourElggSite/views/default/css/elements and open the file layout.php

2) Once you opened the file, we will look for the Page Header section in that file:

3) Now, we are going to change the color to black. This is the value that we are going to change: #4690D6:

4) Save the changes. Clear your web browser’s Cache and on your site, run upgrade.php, and you will see the new color of the header menu:


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 Color of the Header Menu in Elgg 1.8.

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4 Comments on How to Change the Color of the Header Menu in Elgg 1.8

  1. This site is excellent and so is how the subject matter was explained. I also like some of the comments too. Waiting for next post.

  2. Stefano says:

    hello can u tell me whow ca i change the menu items .. but without a plug ..

  3. Hello,

    It has to be with a plugin. It is safer

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