[resolved] changing colour of links in posts (5 posts)

  1. writerspice
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Hi everyone,

    I am new to WordPress and using the theme Mono.

    I want to change the colour of the links in my posts, as right now they're bolded but still not very noticable (look here: http://www.laurencarter.ca/blog)

    I've looked around and have tried a few things, but everything I've tried has simply underlined every link on the page which I don't want to do.

    Here's what I found in the style.css file:

    :link,:visited { text-decoration:none }
    { margin:0; padding:0 }
    a img,:link img,:visited img, abbr { border:none }
    address { font-style:normal }

    If someone can help me, it'd be appreciated.


  2. Adam Brown
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Replace this:
    :link,:visited { text-decoration:none }
    with this:
    :link,:visited { text-decoration:none;color:#000; }

    That will set links to black. Then fiddle with the #000 part until you get something you like. Each can range from 0-9, then a-f (a is 10, b is 11, etc, so the range is 0-f). The first digit is red, the second is green, and the third is blue. So if you want bright blue links, use #00f. Deep blue would be #008 or so. You get the idea.

  3. Adam Brown
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Oh, and you might need to hit shift+reload to see the changes in your style sheet (to clear the cache).

  4. writerspice
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Thanks, AdamrBrown (You wouldn't happen to be the Adam Brown that went to Trent U. would you??)

    It worked! It did change all the links - in the sidebar, too - which I didn't originally want to do - but it looks okay... Is there a way to just change the links in the posts??

    Thanks again,


  5. Adam Brown
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Nope, not that Adam Brown. Just one of the 33,700,000 other ones (according to Google). *sigh*

    As for the links...

    If you want only the sidebar to have a different color than the rest of the page, then add this somewhere next to the other #sidebar stuff in the CSS:

    #sidebar a:link, #sidebar a:visited{color:#000;}

    (Yes, it's necessary to repeat #sidebar.) Once again, fiddle with the colors. That will be black.

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