# Custom Website Variables (advanced)
The auction website has an option to Add Custom Variable in the Website Editor Sidebar under the Theme properties section.
# Add A Custom Variable
To Add A Custom Variable click on the Add Custom Variable button which will create a default "custom_variable" property.
Clicking on the "custom_variable" property will open its settings.
At this point, you can over-write the "custom_variable" placeholder and set an appropriate Variable name (see below); and, set an appropriate Value for the custom variable.
An example using the 'body-bg' variable with a simple HTML color reference of 'black' for the value.
In order to have the Custom Variable applied, you must click the Reapply Theme button.
# Available Custom Variables
|Variable name||Value description|
|body-bg||overall theme background color|
|auctria-card-bg||background color for the 'card' used in the multi-step elements and others like the item catalog|
|auctria-card-border||border color for these cards|
|auctria-nested-card-bg||used for background on cards that have two levels of nesting|
A short list of currently reviewed custom variables... more to follow.