Site Customization (Eleven40 theme)

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    Hi, I’m not familiar with css scripts. I’ve gone through some of the tutorials and found some to be a bit tough for me to handle.  The Eleven40 theme is actually a nice theme when you are able to customize it to the fullest. However, after installing this theme, I’m having some issues with it. Below I list down the issues I’m having with this theme.

    Btw, my site url is
    1. How do I change the background color of my site so that the content area can stand out? Currently with this theme, the whole background is all white thus making the site look very wide and plain.

    2. How do I insert a banner? What you see now is the dynamic text against the big orange bar across the site which I want to replace it with a banner of my own.

    3. I already have my own custom menu. The custom menu in the header widget displays a dark color when it dropdowns. I have not activated this because I need to place the banner first. However the top menu you see now doesn’t have the dark background color when it dropsdown. For eg. if you move your cursor over the menu “Acne Medications”, the dropdown options background color is also white. How do I change this to a dark color instead with a white text?

    4. The default font used by this theme is called luca. But it doesn’t quite look appealing. How do I change this font? I know this can be customized in the style.css file. But I’m not sure exactly which line to edit.

    5. I saw the codes snippets that allows you to change the entire footer. But I’m not sure exactly where I need to paste it in the functions.php file. I’m quite nervous in handling these php files. One little error, and your site will go blank! Currently at the bottom of my site I see these words in the footer. “Copyright C 2013.eleven40 theme on Geneis Framework . WordPress . Log in”. I can’t seem to find this line in the functions.php file. How do I change it?

    I’m trying my very best to stick to this theme. If this theme doesn’t suit my site, how do I exchange for another theme?

    I really hope someone can help me here.

    Thank You.

    • This topic was modified 2 years, 10 months ago by  Sunil. Reason: Editing my website link to open in a new window
    • This topic was modified 2 years, 10 months ago by  Sunil. Reason: Editing my website link to open in a new window


    Sunil: We recommend you ask one question per thread, but I’ll get you pointed in the right direction.

    If you decide you want to return the theme, you can request a refund here , and then buy another theme.

    The first thing I would recommend doing is to unprotect your site – if someone is going to help you, they need to be able to look at your code, and you have right click functionality turned off.

    2) You can replace the header with your own header by going to Dashboard > Appearance > Header

    3) To change the background of the dropdown, look for this in your stylesheet:

    #header .menu li li a:visited {
     background: none;
     background-color: #fff;
     border: 1px solid #ddd;
     border-top: none;
     color: #333;
     font-size: 12px;
     padding: 9px 10px 8px;
     position: relative;
     text-align: left;
     text-transform: none;
     width: 138px;

    Replace the #fff (white) with the color of your choice for the background, and #333 (dark gray) with #fff for white text.

    4) The default font is “Lora” – you can do a search and replace in your CSS for all instances of Lora. Replace it with the font of your choice.  (You may need to import a new font, depending on which font you like).

    5) If you don’t feel comfortable playing with your functions.php file, go ahead and install the Simple Edits plug-in. It will allow you to customize your footer.

    Susan @ One Happy Studio I offer theme customizations I tweet!
    I’ve taken up the challenge! – help me answer some of the unanswered posts



    Hi Susan,

    Sorry about placing too many questions here. Thanks anyway for your great direction!

    I’ve disables the protection of my site.

    I’ve managed to download the simple edits plugin and edited a little to the footer. Of course I would love to leave the credits to studiopress. But still not quite sure about something. I”ll try to play around with it and sort it out.

    I don’t see the header option under the Dashboard – Appearance option. Seems like the only place I need to insert a banner is in the functions.php file. I’ve looked at the codes and they are very confusing to me. Any other solutions?

    Sorry, I also wanted to know how to change the background color of the site. Its all white now. I only want to leave the content area white so that it can stand out and the site will not look very wide.

    Thank You!


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