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Icons Inherited Visited Link Color After Plugin Update

  • Several weeks ago I updated to the latest version of the Simple Social Icons plugin for a client. The icons somehow inherited the visited link color, after being clicked, from the blog instead of staying the colors I had chosen in the widget settings.

    I tried deactivating the plugin and reactivating it, but that didn’t help. If anyone has any idea of how to override the themes visited link color for this plugin I would be so grateful.

    As a fix for right now I have changed the widget icon color (the center of the icon is what I am talking about) to be the same color as the visited link color for the blog. That way some aren’t white while the visited links are a purple/pink. Better to all be purple/pink until we can get them to be white again in the center.

    Thanks in advance for any help anyone can give me.

    Here is the site I am referring to.

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/simple-social-icons/

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  • Plugin Author Ron Rennick

    @wpmuguru

    You’ll need to add some CSS to your style.css that applies to the :visited links for the icons. ex.

    .your-selector:visited {
    text-decoration: none;
    }

    Thanks for your response, Ron.

    So, I add that to the Stylesheet CSS or the Plugin CSS? Do I add the code exactly like that or do I replace your-selector with simple-social-icons? I have tried all of the things I just mentioned to no avail (after I changed the plugin icon font color back to white).

    Plugin Author Ron Rennick

    @wpmuguru

    The .your-selector is a placeholder for the CSS selector for the links in question.

    I used the following code in the plugin CSS and then to the regular CSS, but it didn’t work.

    .simple-social-icons: visited {
    text-decoration: none;
    }

    I use this plugin on a couple of other sites and it does great. I am just not sure why it won’t work on this one site when it used to.

    Thanks for your help, Ron. I guess I will just have to try another plugin.

    Plugin Author Ron Rennick

    @wpmuguru

    Try making the selector more specific.

    I am not exactly sure how to make it more specific. If you have any suggestions I would love to hear them. Thanks.

    Plugin Author Ron Rennick

    @wpmuguru

    Thanks for the link, and for all of your help, Ron. I tried to be more specific using some of the ideas in the post you sent, but I still can’t get it to work. I just wish I knew why this one site, out of the 3 others I am using this plugin with, is having trouble with the updated version of this plugin.

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