Making Best Use of my 2 Week Trial

Hi. I'm checking out wpmudev on a 2 week trial. I've had a WP site built for my business and since then I've been maintaining and editing it with basic knowledge and trial and error. I'd like to make use of the different plugins such as Hummingbird and Hussle over the next couple of weeks to see what is possible but I'm struggling a bit with the language used in the descriptions. There are some specific things I want to learn how to do though that I could really use some help with. I want to know how to make the top navigation menu bigger and how to alter the page background colour.

  • Bojan Radonic

    Hey there Yanai,

    First of all welcome to the WPMU DEV Community :slight_smile:

    I want to know how to make the top navigation menu bigger and how to alter the page background colour.

    This should be fairly simple to do with some custom CSS :slight_smile:

    To increase the size of your navigation we can simply increase the font for links that are being used in your menu, to do that please try adding the following CSS code in the style.css file of your child theme or if your theme doesn't have custom CSS tab add it in your site using the following plugin:

    http://wordpress.org/plugins/simple-custom-css

    header #top-menu.ddsmoothmenu ul li a {
        font-size: 18px;
    }

    You can play with the numeric value to increase/decrease the size to whatever suits you the most.

    As for the page background color currently it uses an image, this is how the code looks like:

    body {
        background: url(http://redfred.com.au/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/Background1.png) repeat-x left top scroll;
    }

    If you want to use another image you can simply change the image URL and add CSS as suggested above or in case you want to add a color you can add this:

    body {
        background: #000;
    }

    Just change color hex value to whatever color you want to display there. You can use sites similar to this one to get hex value for the color of your choice: http://www.color-hex.com/

    I'd like to make use of the different plugins such as Hummingbird and Hussle over the next couple of weeks to see what is possible but I'm struggling a bit with the language used in the descriptions

    If you're struggling with the documentation and setting up plugins feel free to open threads on our support forum and our staff will help you out from there. Ideally you'd want to open a new thread for each separate plugin at least so we don't flood one thread with all the unrelated responses if that makes sense :slight_smile:

    Best regards,
    Bojan

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