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Highlighting not bolding (4 posts)

  1. bloggertara
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I'm assuming it is my theme, but when I bold letters on my blog it leaves them highlighted with yellow instead? I can't figure out how to change it without trying to change the theme which I don't want to do. The theme I am using is Firstyme

    My latest post has these highlighted areas and I hate it:

    http://www.awkwardhomeschoolmom.com/green-eggs-ham-project/

    Thanks for any help.

  2. datdesignguy
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I had a look at your latest post just now.

    The problem appears to be with some CSS code in the header of your Theme.

    I can't say for sure if the code is actually in the header.php file, so if you look in that file you should see a line of code like this:

    b, strong {background:#FF3;}

    That is what is changing the behavior of your bold and strong tags. To reset the b and strong tags to their standard behavior, you should alter that Style definition like so:

    b, strong { font-weight: bold; }

    If however you can't find the style definintion I refer to above in your header.php file, it is POSSIBLE that they are attaching the code to your header via the wp_head hook, so another good place to look would be your functions.php in your active theme folder.

    I hope this helps!

  3. bloggertara
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I'm not at code sauvvy as I'd like, but I was able to change it under Appearances, then Theme Options, Style Settings and finally changing the "bold text back ground" from yellow to a light gray. The txt is still not bold, but it's defiantly a theme issue. Why is it so hard to find a decent theme that stands apart from all the others when your not capable of making your own?

  4. Good Guy
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Well, it is easy to customize your theme if you are working with the child-theme. If you create a child theme then I can provide the relevant CSS code here to make it work for you. There is a saying that "Never hack the core" and so child-theme comes to your rescue. Read this to get the idea about child themes:

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Child_Themes

    Hope this helps.

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