As we continue to review the available settings within the Protostar template of your Joomla 3.0 hosting, the next setting we will look at is the Background Colour setting:

Background Colour
Choose a background colour for static layouts. Default is #F4F6F7

Adjusting the Background Colour setting will do exactly what you expect, adjust the background of your template. The default color is #F4F5F7 and in our testing we changed it to #8cb7e6. You can see the results below:

Background Colour: #F4F6F7Background Colour: #8cb7e6
 background-color-grey  background-colour-blue

The steps for changing your background color within the Protostar template are very similar to those of editing your link colors. The main difference will be that you are changing it from a light gray to the blue color as seen above. Make sure to check your website after changing colors in order avoid elements of your website from becoming difficult to see or unviewable. Additionally, keep in mind that you may need to clear your web browser cache after making a change.

To change your Protostar template background color in Joomla 3.0:

  1. Log into your Joomla 3.0 Admin Dashboard
  2. In the top menu, click Extensions and then click Template Manager
  3. In the list of templates, find and click on the Protostar template. In our testing, we clicked on My Default Style (Protostar)
  4. Click the Options tab towards the top of the page
  5. Find the setting labeled Background Colour, and then click the box to the right. A color swatch will appear. Select the color of your choice and then click the Save button in the top left of the page to change your setting.
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Section 1: Adjusting the Protostar Template Colour in Joomla 3.1
Section 3: How to upload a logo in the Joomla 3.1 Protostar template
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2014-05-14 9:01 am

hello plz can u help me.l have download a joomla template but fail to edit it.who can guide me the way l can do.thx

Staff
9,037 Points
2014-05-14 9:21 am
Hello LINO,

Thank you for contacting us. We are happy to help, but will need more information.

Are you able to follow this guide?

Which step is giving you problems?

What is happening when you try to edit the template?

If you have any further questions, feel free to post them below.
Thank you,

-John-Paul
n/a Points
2014-06-04 2:52 pm

PLease help!!!

 

I want to change the default white colour inside the background colour. is there a way?

Staff
16,810 Points
2014-06-04 3:27 pm
Hello Jelena,

In order to change that color, you would need to modify the template CSS for the template you are using (as designated in the tutorial above). You would need to go into your File Manager (or FTP), find the directory for your Joomla install, go to the templates folder, find the template you're using, then open the CSS folder and edit the template.CSS. Here's an example of the path:

joomla31/templates/protostar/css/template.css

When you're in editing that file (it's a simple text file so you can use any text editor), go to:

.body .container {
background-color: #fff;
-moz-border-radius: 4px;
-webkit-border-radius: 4px;
border-radius: 4px;
padding: 20px;
border: 1px solid rgba(0,0,0,0.15);
-moz-box-shadow: 0px 0px 6px rgba(0,0,0,0.05);
-webkit-box-shadow: 0px 0px 6px rgba(0,0,0,0.05);
box-shadow: 0px 0px 6px rgba(0,0,0,0.05);

The line labeled "background-color" is what you need to change. The color value is HTML color code. You can use an online HTML Color picker to pick the color code you want to use.

Save the file after the change and then you should see the color for the template after you refresh the page.

I hope that helps to answer your question! Please let us know if you have any further questions or comments.

Regards,
Arnel C.
n/a Points
2014-07-21 9:06 am

Hi Jelena!

If you want to change article color open template.css via template manager on your administration panel then find this line: 6959 background-color: #ffffff; <- here you can put your another color.

But changing this line applied to whole page/site. 

Sorry for my english.

n/a Points
2014-06-18 9:36 am

i edited in template.css... bt it's not working.. i have edit to get background color in protostart template in joomla 3.... my coding in template.css is body{ background-color:red; }......... why its not working help.. thanks in advance

Staff
8,502 Points
2014-06-18 9:50 am
We recommend changing your background color as described in this article rather than directly editing the CSS as it can potentially cause issues.

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