34 thoughts on “Change Colour of Sidebars in Thesis

    • No problem Jacob. I like to see myself as generous when people are generous back to me. Just visited you site and noticed it solved your problem.

  1. Thanks, implemented it to draw more attention to one of my sidebars. Oh, you might want to add that it is the custom.css file that needs to be edited. I can see some people would try to edit the regular CSS file in the thesis folder.

    • I’m glad to hear Fatin. If you’ve got any problem with Thesis or WordPress, just send me a note through my contact form.

  2. I was about to buy Thesis before, but I finally opted in Ultimate Blogging Theme from Carl Ocab. I love the theme and the way things are displayed, but I can’t deny that Thesis is really interesting indeed….

    • I understand what you mean. I like your theme as well since it doesn’t look to much standard. I will try to get some time to customize me theme as well next month.

  3. I’m sure I left a comment on this post before, but it seems to be gone or deleted.

    Thesis is very easy to make changes to the sidebar colours and the widget headers. You can practically change all details with a few pieces of CSS or PHP coding.

    • I agree with you Geroge and this is partly the most important reason to why I love Thesis. You can change a lot of things without ever having to change something in the source code of Thesis. Thanks to this you can easily update the theme without having to redo your changes.

  4. One suggestion before you do anything to your CSS code. copy paste and safe it on a notepad. In case you mess up your blog, you still have a backup.

    • This is the best thing about Thesis, Cyn. Since you’re never changing the core source code you will never mess up your theme. With that said it’s a good idea to have a copy of your changes, as you suggested.

  5. This is great! I’d be happy if you put lots of Thesis tutorials on your site, so every time you figure something out for Thesis customization, please make a post about it. :)

    • Thank you Christie. I will try to make a post every time a make a change in my Thesis-time. Feel free to ask me any questions about Thesis and I will try to make a post of it, while giving you some link love.

      • Thanks so much Stefan! I think a lot of people are looking for nice straight-forward Thesis tutorials like you gave with the sidebars. I love to have a trustworthy place like this to copy/paste code instead of wading through forum questions and wondering if anyone ever gave the correct answer.

    • You are right Klaus. There is actually a third method which will give you just what you want. I will republish this post tomorrow and show you exactly how to do it.

  6. Hehe, method #3 sure is a hack… not a hack I’m proud to be using, it’s a pain if you ever want to resize sidebars or simply change colors. But never the less, I’ve added it below method #2, a bit reduntant, but those few lines of extra code shouldn’t slow down anything and then I’m sure it looks as I want to, in case method #3 should fail for some reason.

    Thanks for the tip.

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