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

Simon nzskiwi at gmail.com
Sun Nov 16 23:44:04 CST 2008

In the directory\public_html\pmwiki\pub\skins\pmwiki\
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
> background.
> 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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