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How to change colour of INTERNAL links (4 posts)

  1. slolavar
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I have managed to change the colour of all the links in my site from red to grey. I did this by adding this line of code

    a:link{
    	text-decoration: none;
    	color: #808080;

    into my style.css page.

    This has worked fine except for links that link internally to other parts of my site. These have turned purple and I can't work out how to change their colour. Any help?

    My site is soosanlolavar.com and click this link http://www.soosanlolavar.com/?p=1016 to see an example of an internal link that is purple (see the last sentence where it says click here)

  2. Andrew
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Forum users aren't allowed to advise help while editing parent themes.
    Once you have either a Child Theme or Custom Style/CSS plugin, let us know for we can help you.

  3. slolavar
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    thanks for your reply. Would you be able to explain a bit more what you mean? Sorry I don't understand the distinction between child and parent themes and why this should affect the colour of my internal links?

  4. Forum users aren't allowed to advise help while editing parent themes.

    Not quite true: There is no rule against making a suggestion to edit parent themes. All of us can and do offer advice on anything, it's just a good practice to recommend a solution to a problem that is sustainable.

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Child_Themes

    Editing a theme directly can and has bitten people before when that theme has been updated and child themes are an insurance against that.

    It's also one of my favorite WordPress features. ;)

    However, some themes just can't work with a child theme and when that happens a plugin can get the CSS you need onto your site.

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/search.php?q=custom+css

    This is one that I've found to be easy and no-frills.

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/custom-css-manager-plugin/

    @slolavar, unless you can isolate the internal links vs external links with a specific CSS rule, that CSS will update all links.

    Try using Firebug or a similar CSS tool to see if you can get more specific in your CSS.

    Also you're using a commercial theme and support should have come with that purchase.

    Try asking at http://graphpaperpress.com/support/ and see if they have a solution. We don't (can't really) support commercial themes here and our advice here would be pretty generic for you.

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