accessing main.css

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I couldn't find a forum entry to fully answer this so I figure I would try anew. Sorry if this has already been answered and, if it has, please direct me to the previous post.

I have set up a website via C5 using the dark chocolate theme.

I want to change some things in the default theme. Using firebug, I can see where the fix needs to be made. Now I just need to be able to edit main.css.

I can't seem to be able to download it to edit and am stuck there.

Thanks in advance,
Rick

dogpackitout
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madeforspace replied on at Permalink Reply
madeforspace
Normally you can find the CSS files for the built in themes in the core, concrete/themes/darkchocolate/main.css

Hope that helps
dogpackitout replied on at Permalink Reply
dogpackitout
Thanks, madeforspace.

I can find the code. It's just I can't seem to figure out how to edit it.

I have tried copying it to a text editor and changing it but then I can't overwrite the main.css. I can't seem to figure out how to save it as a file to then edit, etc.

Might you direct me how to make changes - even if it is for something as simple as changing the font size on a sidebar?

[#page #central #sidebar ul.nav{ list-style:none; margin-left:0px; padding:0px; padding-left:24px; font-size:11px;}]
madeforspace replied on at Permalink Best Answer Reply
madeforspace
I assume you have ftp access and you are uploading your modified file over the top of the original main.css (make sure you have a backed up copy just in case).

You can try deleting the cache of your browser and also your C5 cache which is in System & Settings/Clear cache as these can hang on to your old CSS.

What are you using as your file editor?
dogpackitout replied on at Permalink Reply
dogpackitout
aha. I am not using ftp access. A friend set up a FileZilla connection for a website he put together. I can try to set that up for this website.

Also, I typically use TextPad for editing.
rebootwh replied on at Permalink Reply
rebootwh
So I have to use FTP to access the CSS files?