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  • Resolved alexjg42


    Hi Kirk,

    Thanks for the great Debut Theme. It is really great to use.

    I’ve noticed that whenever I write an article and I try to bold something, it doesnt show bold on the site. Do you know if there is a way for me to enable this or get it to work?

    (also just as a note. I was struggling a bit to get a logo on, but eventually I got it to work. If you’d like to see what I’ve done with Debut so far feel free to have a look
    It’s still under construction, very very far from done)


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  • Theme Author Kirk Wight



    Bold is working on the theme, it’s just not as heavy as you may expect. The default font has a weight of 300, so I’ve made the “bold” 400 (subtle, but there).

    For a more typical, heavy bold, you have a few options:

    • Change line 287 of style.css from 400 to 700. You’ll have to do this every time you update the theme.
    • Make a child theme, and put the above changes in that, so that they’re not overwritten by theme updates.
    • If you’re using the Jetpack plugin (and I highly recommend it), add the code under Appearances > Edit CSS in your admin. These changes will also persist through theme updates.
    • For options 2 or 3, the code block to use would be:

      b, strong {
      	font-weight: 700;

    Thread Starter alexjg42



    Sorry for the slow feedback.
    First of all thank you kwight so much for helping me. Also once again thanks for the great theme.

    Secondly, your instructions works.

    What I can suggest to anyone else wondering about this(because I cant see the line numbers), the best way to find the right place would be to press ctrl+F in the css and type in “Strong” the second result should be the same as what kwight mentioned above.
    The Bold effect only seems to work after a refreshing the page a few times so dont get a fright if it doesn’t appear immediately.
    I hope this helps.

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