[pmwiki-users] Editing Background Colour of In-Wiki Fields

Benjamin Massey me at benmassey.ca
Mon Nov 17 01:21:12 CST 2008

Thanks for the prompt reply, but I don't think I was being clear. I'm not
worried about the colour for the overall site or the main content area: I've
got those set the way I like and am quite happy with them. I'm referring to
the background colour of a couple of very specific boxes that can be called
on the site: Mediawiki would call them "templates" but I'm not sure what the
phrase is for FBWiki. Because I'm an idiot, I did look through the CSS file
and even did a find for the background colours to see if they were in there,
but they're not.


A screenshot will probably help me say what I mean.




From: Simon [mailto:nzskiwi at gmail.com] 
Sent: November 16, 2008 9:44 PM
To: Benjamin Massey
Cc: pmwiki-users
Subject: Re: [pmwiki-users] Editing Background Colour of In-Wiki Fields


In the directory


you will find the file pmwiki.css

This file contains the basic look and feel for pmwiki.

If you have copied this to create your own skin (recommended as otherwise
upgrades can overwrite the default skin) then you need to look in the same
file in, say





See also





>From pmwiki.css


/* This sets the overall frame for the site */

body {

  margin:0px; background-color:#f7f7f7; 

  font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif; font-size:11pt;


/* These affect the main content area. */

#wikibody { 

  padding:0px 10px 10px 10px; background-color:white; 







If you are using a skin the the skin may well set the background colour in a

2008/11/17 Benjamin Massey <me at benmassey.ca>

This is my first day using PmWiki, I have absolutely no idea what
terminology to use here and will thus sound like a moron. Please bear
with me.

I've set up a wiki for my game's website and done up a semi-custom skin
for it. It works great, except that it's a dark theme with white text on
a black background. There are a few fields where the background has been
set to a light colour and therefore the text doesn't show up at all.

An example of what I mean can be found at
http://www.pmwiki.org/wiki/PmWiki/BasicEditing - that yellow box and
that list of additional pages in the upper-right hand corner. The
background colours are the same on my site but the font colour is white,
making everything illegible. The same thing happens to the box
containing the editing tips on the edit page: it's white text on a white

I need to edit these background colours, but I can't find where. It
doesn't seem to be in the skin I borrowed's CSS file, and I can't find
any wiki page to edit. It's no doubt something heartstoppingly stupid
that I'm missing, but any help would be appreciated.

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