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Text won't appear Bold (6 posts)

  1. ChawnCrawley
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hello! Apologies for my first post being a troubleshooting issue. I have a website which is not driven via WordPress, but I use WordPress 3.3.1 for my blog (attached to the site). When I'm typing a post and highlight a word to be "bold", the word appears bold while I'm viewing in the post editor, but once published, any words selected with a bold typeface appear normal.

    I mainly use Chrome on Mac (Snowleopard in this case), but the problem occurs in Safari, as well. Also, I am able to italicize any words and they appear correctly italicized when published. The problem appears to be specific to selecting bold.

    -The issue also appears to exist regardless of working in "Visual" or "HTML" modes.
    -I also noticed that bold typefaces are rendered as normal when text is cut/pasted from other programs such as Pages '09.

    I'm not terribly skilled with HTML or WordPress, as of the moment, so I apologize if this is a simple issue, but I appreciate any help that can be provided.

    Thanks,

    Chawn

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    It will be a CSS issue. Try using Firefox with the Firebug add-on for this kind of work.
    http://getfirebug.com/

  3. ChawnCrawley
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thank you very much!

  4. ChawnCrawley
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Actually, thank you, but it didn't help. I downloaded Firebug and it doesn't seem to help. I can add Firefox 9.0.1 to the list of browsers I've had the trouble with.

    I don't understand how such a basic editing task requires so much work. Surely there must be a setting or something that I'm missing...

  5. ChawnCrawley
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    If it helps, I'm using the Starkers Theme.

    Just a moment ago, I switched the Theme to 2010 and my trouble was cleared. Something is wrong with the Starkers code. The problem is, I don't know what I'm lookng at, or what to change in the code lines, or where.

    Can anybody walk me through this??

  6. alchymyth
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    check if the starkers theme uses 'reset' styles at the start of style.css or in another stylesheet.
    these css styles might set the strong style to look normal.

    or add a new style to style.css;
    example:
    strong { font-weight: bold; }

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