Skin colors have change to black

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  1. Hey Guys!
    I went into Echelon Skins settings to change the color of the H4 and when I saved all my backgrounds went to black!

    Possibly theme was updated?

    I'm running the latest version of WordPress, 4.5.3 (always!) Echelon version 2.1

    Attaching a screenshot so you can see what's black.

    I've customized and resaved the "red lights" skin as a custom skin (like for years now); I've customized the "color scheme" to #990000...

    This is my site:

    NOTE: the problem doesn't show up on the Home page, but everywhere else! The site is unreadable!

    If you need login access, let me know... I'm happy to provide


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    Posted 1 year ago #
  2. OnePressTech

    Sorry to be the bearer of bad news but no one from MSMW staff have responded to this forum or email contacts for over 8 months. I'm just another MSMW client lending a helping hand :-).

    Although this won't fix your skin bug, you can correct the error by adding the following CSS line in the Echelon admin console General Settings / Custom CSS:


    NOTE: You can change the #ffffff to whatever color you want.

    FYI - In the next 2 months I plan on managing a community fork of the MSMW themes if that is of interest to you.

    Kind regards,
    Managing Director OnePressTech

    Posted 1 year ago #
  3. Hi Tim,

    Thanks so much for your information & feedback! I really appreciate it!

    Any idea what happened to the MSMW support folks???

    I did notice (just now) that I'm running Echelon v. 2.1 when there was a theme update last year (March, 2015) for version 2.7...

    I'm going to try updating my theme and see if that fixes the problem...

    All my customizations are done in the "Custom CSS" box so I should be okay with the update...

    I'm in a bind here because I teach WordPress for beginners and need my site "readable" by Saturday for my next class.

    I'll keep you posted and would like to hear more about your supporting MSMW themes.

    If they are not going to be routinely supported, I'll have to look into changing themes, which I really don't want to do! :-O

    Posted 1 year ago #
  4. OnePressTech

    Not sure what happened to the MSMW staff...that's the catch-22 of a team do you ask them why they disappeared :-)

    It is a good idea to update to the 2.7 theme. You should be ok once you upgrade your theme and, if still necessary, the fix I gave you should have you back in business for Saturday. If not, I keep an eye on the MSMW site every day so just post back here if you need some more help to get everything sorted for Saturday.

    I thought long and hard about just moving on and leaving MSMW behind but after weighing the cost to me to migrate all my clients, recognising that theme / plug-in abandonment / acquisition / instability is an ongoing market problem, I decided to take on a long term effort to focus on a LTS (Long Term Support) model for a solid basic, no-frills theme. I like MSMW theme framework...the themes are actually fairly simple technically and have been highly reliable even without support. They won't become the next drag & drop Divi competitor but they can become the superior entry-level theme competitor with a focus on simplicity, stability. community contribution and long term support commitment. We'll see. Worthwhile giving it a go I think :-)


    Posted 1 year ago #
  5. Hi Tim,

    Thanks again for weighing in on this!

    What I actually ended up doing (sleeping on the problem certain cleared my head! ;-) LOL!) was:
    1. First using "inspect element" to make sure of the container names, then...
    2. going back into my customized skin and just changing the colors to the correct ones...

    I remember this happening before, quite some time ago with some sort of update somewhere! You had to manually go in and change all the screwed-up colors (which had all turned to black) back to their correct ones... It was a pain, and it apparently affected a lot of people, because support had an entire article devoted to the fix! :-O

    BTW...I decided updating the theme was probably best left for after the class wraps up in 2 more weeks! ;-)

    I'm not a programmer or developer! I learned over 30 years ago I hated coding! So... It's very reassuring to hear your perspective on both the MSMW themes and framework!

    I love the themes and was really concerned last night after reading your initial "report!" Even though I don't code, I DO help my WP101 students (through private coaching), and that invariably results in needing to customize theme-related elements of their websites. I can make do with CSS, although it always worries me that it will be something "over my head!" ;-) LOL!

    AND, probably the biggest worry: I try to get them to use these themes, since I already know them! It's usually a pretty easy selling point! :-) I was envisioning having to start from scratch! Not a pretty picture!

    So glad to hear you're giving MSMW support a go! If there is anything I can do to support you, please let me know! It sounds like a huge commitment!

    Keep me posted on how things develop!

    Feel free to email me directly (as I never know when I've had a reply on this forum):

    All the best!


    Posted 1 year ago #
  6. OnePressTech

    Sounds like a good plan :-)

    We will definitely keep in touch through this process. I am just finishing four years of hands-on R&D with some lead clients to shrink-wrap WordPress as a business product with a specific and clear separation of tech (managed server provider) / non-tech (designer / user) responsibility.

    Hope all goes well with your course :-)

    Posted 1 year ago #
  7. Thanks, Tim!

    I've been teaching my WP101 for over 3 years! It's lots of fun to see the light come on when you de-mystify things for the students! :-)

    I look forward to hearing more about your support plan... :-)

    Posted 1 year ago #


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