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custom background

I like the area where you can put code in . . . nice . . . I've tried without success to create a custom background for the widget . . . if I'm doing it wrong, please tell me - if it's not currently possible . . . then would you consider it :-)

Chuck , 13.06.2012, 05:53
Idea status: rejected


SteelRat, 13.06.2012, 12:46
What do you mean under words "custom background for the widget"? Widget's title background or its body background? If so - it must do you theme. All design is made by you active theme.
Chuck, 13.06.2012, 14:25
No, I mean a custom background for the block in the widget area . . . I currently use the WYSIWYG Text Widget to put html in the individual blocks so that I can create independent custom backgrounds for each widget . . . I've been trying to find a plug-in that allows for recent posts and categories so that I can provide custom backgrounds for those two items, but keep hitting brick walls. Yours was the closest I've found so far . . . I am dealing with a person who wants each item to be different . . . it's a not a theme issue . . . what I've done is create within the theme a "generic" image and then in the widget area overlay a transparent png with the custom info (the person wants to use a non-standard font) . . . I've given up on the categories for right now . . . but (like I said) yours is really close when it comes to recent posts. Basically I need to find a way to call up the recent posts and categories in an html widget or some code that will call it up . . . I've tried all kinds of stuff. Right now, I manually create the cartegories with graphics. I real pain . . . I don't want to do that for the recent posts . . .
SteelRat, 13.06.2012, 14:31
Ok. So you want to add different backgrounds for widgets with recent posts? You can modify style.css of your theme and add something like this:

#widget-12 {
background-image: url('image.png');
Chuck, 13.06.2012, 17:05
Thanks . . . I'm a little new to CSS, so I will look more into this . . .
Chuck, 13.06.2012, 17:10
Please excuse my novice question but would

#widget-12 (specify the position# of the widget in the sidebar??)
SteelRat, 13.06.2012, 17:26
Now it's id of the block. WordPress adds ids for each widget and you can view it using page source. Read about css and you will understand ;)

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