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[resolved] Change link formatting in sidenote (3 posts)

  1. halfon
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I am using side matter primarily to footnote legal resources with links (very useful).

    I see the sidenote link adopts the formatting of the sidebar. This is undesirable in my theme bc the link format includes an arrow icon and an 'underline'. Also I do not want to use the same link/hover coloring anyway.

    It seems there is a possible fix based on post on changing fonts here: ress.org/support/topic/change-font-of-reference-number?replies=4.

    However, this is a little out of my comfort zone. For starters, I do not even know how to locate the side-matter.php and .css files. I typically only edit with custom.css and template adjustments when necessary.

    Any help would be appreciated.

    site e.g.: http://www.aluralegal.com/discovery-law-expertise/
    theme: creativix


  2. setzer
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #


    It looks like your problem is caused by an unnecessarily general selector in the Creativix theme stylesheet. The theme is telling your site to style all sidebar links in block format with icon/underline. (You can find the selector in question on line 768 of /wp-content/themes/wp-creativix/style.php.)

    Since you're already using a child theme for your site's appearance, changing the links back to normal shouldn't be too complicated. Add the following code to the bottom of the file wp-content/themes/wp-creativix-child/style.css:

    ol.side-matter-list > li.side-matter-note > div.side-matter-text a {
        border-bottom: none;
        display: inline;
        padding: 0;
        background: none;

    Hope this helps!

  3. halfon
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Resolved! Thanks also for the explanation and background. Always helps newer members to solve future problems on their own.

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