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adjusting color inside woocommerce product search form field

Posted on 2013-06-25
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Hi there.  I am building a site and using the woocommerce framework.  I have changed the inside coloring of the form product search field but need to change out the color inside that text field.  I've tried the following but it's not working:

#s {
background-color: #D6B874;
color: #000000;
}

My link is here: http://149.47.192.189/

Any ideas experts?
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Question by:COwebmaster
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by:COwebmaster
ID: 39275438
tried that but nothing worked.  I have in there:

#s {
background-color: #ff0000;
}

input, select, textarea{
    color: #ff0000;
}

textarea:focus, input:focus {
    color: #ff0000;
}
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by:Ray Paseur
Ray Paseur earned 1000 total points
ID: 39276074
This shows how to attach the styling to the id attribute of the search box.  Please see: http://www.laprbass.com/RAY_temp_cowebmaster.php

<?php // RAY_temp_cowebmaster.php
error_reporting(E_ALL);

// CSS STYLING FOR INPUT FIELDS

// CREATE OUR WEB PAGE IN HTML5 FORMAT
$htm = <<<HTML5
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html dir="ltr" lang="en-US">
<head>
<meta charset="utf-8" />
<title>HTML5 Page in UTF-8 Encoding</title>

<style type="text/css">
#search_field {
    background-color:green;
    color:orange;
}
</style>

</head>
<body>
<div id="search" class="grid_6 prefix_18">
<form action="http://149.47.192.189/" method="get">
<div class="search_box">
<input id="search_field" name="s" type="text" class="inputbox_focus blur pngfix" value="Search..." />
<input type="submit"  value="" class="search-btn pngfix" />
</div>
</form>
</div>
</body>
</html>
HTML5;

// RENDER THE WEB PAGE
echo $htm;

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By way of explanation, the # is used in the style sheet to attach style to an id= attribute.   The . (dot) is used to attach style to a class.  Each document can have many duplicate class names, but id names must be unique.

This will get much easier if your document validates correctly!
http://validator.w3.org/check?uri=http%3A%2F%2F149.47.192.189%2F&charset=%28detect+automatically%29&doctype=Inline&group=0
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by:COwebmaster
ID: 39276433
Okay, i've had to use this to get the text color to change when the mouse clicks inside the textfield:

#searchform #s {
background-color: #D6B874;
color: #000;
}

However, what can I add to the editor so that the text color is also #000? Right now it appears gray.
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ScorchD earned 1000 total points
ID: 39276466
You need to style the placeholder text specificaly for that so

::-webkit-input-placeholder {color: #000;}
:-moz-placeholder {color: #000;}
::-moz-placeholder {color: #000;}
:-ms-input-placeholder {color: #000;}

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by:COwebmaster
ID: 39276492
That worked, thanks!
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