Overwrite CSS in Header Right Widget – Education Theme

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    The text within my header right widget menu on the education theme is blending with the background color. I changed the background color of the menu in the CSS file, and now the text looks awful.

    For the life of me I cannot find the CSS element that commands the text color in the header right menu widget area.

    I presume I need to define a custom CSS style to the text within the header right widget to overwrite the generic rule, but all my attempts have failed.
    This article seems to be describing exactly what I need to do but I cannot duplicate the success:


    In the education theme, the CSS element I need to edit lives here (unless I am mistaken):


    I just want to change the text to white. See the problem here:


    This is the CSS I am trying to use to overwrite the text within the header right widget area:

    #wrap #header #nav_menu-2 {
    color: #fff


    What am I doing wrong?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.



    I removed all the text-shadow from the different rules for the menu and then modified this CSS

    #header .menu li a {
    border-bottom: 3px solid #fff;
    color: #fff;
    display: block;
    padding: 16px 21px 10px;
    position: relative;
    text-decoration: none;

    And here’s the result:

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    Yes!! First of all, THANK YOU! It worked perfectly.

    Secondly – what advice can you give someone like me that is a self taught wordpress “developer”? I teach myself everything as I go with wonderful help from people like you. What are the top three resources and/or training practices you might recommend? what worked for you?

    Lastly – how can I give back to the wordpress helpers out there like you that altruistically decide to solve all our problems for free? ;) I know too little about development to be active in the forums like you (right now).

    Just trying to give back to the universe.

    Thanks again.




    1. I stick to what i’m good at and what i have a deep understanding of. I don’t answer questions unless i know the answer or are prepared to work out the answer.

    2. I write code day and night 7 days a week for people as a volunteer on several forums and clients so i am familiar with how code works.

    3. Child theme customization is far easier then parent theme or WordPress customization so you need to take small steps and move forward when you are ready to move forward.

    WordPress Developers ( Stackexchange )
    WordPress.org Codex, Handbook http://make.wordpress.org/core/handbook/

    Give the people that helped you a link from your site as they will find out and not forget you when you need help. You won’t lose anything from doing this.

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