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Change the site background color on my WordPress site

Note: If you have a premium WordPress theme, check the theme documentation on how to change the background color, because the following option might be locked.

You can change the background color of your site from the WordPress dashboard. To specify the background color, use a hex color code and follow the steps below.

  1. Sign in to WordPress.
  2. From the left-hand menu, select Appearance and then Customize.

    Note: If you see Editor instead of Customize after you select Appearance, check out this article to learn how to change theme colors in the new Site Editor.

  3. Select Additional CSS.
  4. Scroll down and then enter this code to change the background color:

            .site {
                background-color: #XXXXXX;

    where #XXXXXX is the hex color code you want to use.

    Additional CSS in WordPress Customizer
  5. Select Publish.

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