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Question on link color for new WP user (6 posts)

  1. AndrewGM
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I recently switched from HTML to WordPress after trying out Typepad, pMachine, MovableType, and some others. Only WP was easy to install and use. So here is my updated site (which otherwise has been around for years):
    http://www.planetmag.com/
    Feedback is welcomed on the style and the structure of the site. I used to do my magazine on a quarterly basis, but blogging software allows me to post anytime and to focus on the text, with most of the time-consuming formatting now done automatically. So I'm actually trying to do a magazine using blogging software, which has been an interesting experiment. For my purposes, categories are essential.
    Anyway, my CSS knowledge is limited, and I couldn't figure out how to change a link color on the default style I use, called "Lightfire". I based this style on Darkfire . The links for the category after Filed Under and for More and Comments is too light. It's now yellow, but I think I'd like to make it a darker orange, or maybe a near-black. Thing is, I couldn't figure out how to change it in my stylesheet. Maybe a line of code is needed?
    Thanks in advance for any help, or let me know if I need to provide more info. I'm looking at some online resources for help too.
    Andy

  2. dss
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I'd start by looking at your css file here:
    #menu ul ul li a {
    color: #ffbf00;
    text-decoration: none;
    }
    #menu ul ul li a:hover {
    color: #ff7f00;
    }

    That looks to me like the only place where the menu links are addressed.
    it also suggested that your menu is folded into tags like this:

    <class="menu">

      • menu item

      ...

      I would, personally, begin by looking at those colors, and changing them to see if they have the desired effect.
      just a thought.
      f.

  3. AndrewGM
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Thanks, I will experiment there. I did manage to figure out how to change the color of the "more" and "comments" below each posting (I modified the Feedback code). I think that change also changed the color of the posting dates in the Calendar, but I'm not sure. Looks OK, though.
    I still need to figure out how to color the category above each posting (i.e., the category that comes after Filed Under). Looks like it might be linked to the font color in the left column, under Categories and Archives. If I make the category font too dark, though, then I'd have to lighten the background color in the left column. Like sawing off table legs...
    It'd be nice to have a WYSIWYG color tweaker for CSS templates, although it's kinda fun to mess around with the coding (assuming I don't screw it up too much!).

  4. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 9 years ago #

    The category can be styled with:
    .post-categories a {
    color: #ff00cc;
    }
    and that's a pink colour.
    I messed about a lot here:
    http://www.tamba2.org.uk/wordpress/1css/
    Might be interesting ?

  5. AndrewGM
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Yes, that page looks useful. I actually looked at some other pages on your site when I was modifying the Darkfire style, so thanks. My page validates, too, which suprised me!

  6. dss
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    At first, not so very long ago, i was all hand raising and help needing about css. I'm not any kind of an expert now, but after going through and ruining a few style sheets, reading and playing with the annotated style sheet i feel a lot more comfortable with css, and the language of WordPress layout.
    terms like "postbody" and "container" were confusing to me until i really dug in and ruined them...
    don't be shy... dive it.
    you know the emt motto: see one, do one, teach one...
    it seems to help a lot.
    good luck and happy styling!

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