Home page text now black instead of white

  • Hello. The font color on the home page of our Hermes-themed blog (https://valleywaternews.org/) has changed from white to black. I assume this happened with the new theme upgrades, as it was not this way yesterday.

    As the text overlays photos, the headlines are now almost unreadable. Is there a way to revert to white text on the home page? Curiously, in the Theme Customizer, the home page displays correctly, but the live version does not.

    (I apologize if this is cross-posted with the previous topic but I couldn’t tell if my question submitted correctly)

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  • Hello,
    Thank you for opening a new thread.

    “I assume this happened with the new theme upgrades, as it was not this way yesterday.”
    – It seems like it’s caused by the recent major update to the theme. I would like to apologize about this issue.

    It looks like the issue is caused by the Custom Colors cache. When custom colors are set, WordPress.com saves/caches a custom CSS in order to display these custom colors on the site. It’s done for performance reasons.

    This cache updates every time a color option is saved/changed in the Customizer. So there are two ways to fix it:

    1: Use a custom CSS.

    2: Update your custom colors in the Customizer. You can use the same colors. We just need to trigger a save functionality for the custom colors which will update the cache.

    Custom CSS:

    .hentry-grid .hentry.has-post-thumbnail .entry-header,
    .hentry-grid .hentry.has-post-thumbnail .entry-cats a {
      color: #ffffff;

    Here is a quick guide on how to add a custom CSS at WordPress.com: https://wordpress.com/support/custom-design/editing-css/

    Re-save your custom colors in the Customizer.

    Here is a short screencast: https://cloudup.com/ctDW-gEKQOE

    This screencast uses a different theme but the process of changing the custom colors is the same for all themes at WordPress.com

    Please let me know if you have any additional questions. I am here to help!

    Kind regards,

  • Excellent, thank you.


  • You are very welcome!

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