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  • I just recently moved my original blog site ( to my own domain site and using (

    My problem is this: I just went to create a new post and in the Edit Post screen, there were some key words I set in both bold and italicized. I am done with the Post, but haven’t published it yet, just simply saved a Draft. Went I went to go Preview the Post, everything came up as I typed it in the Edit Post screen, except the words that I have italicized are not italicized in the Preview, but they are in the Edit Post screen.

    Has anyone seen this problem before? And know how to address it? Thanks.

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  • might be a problem with your theme’s reset styles;

    please post a link to a published post with this problem.

    the style for em aka ‘italic’ is reset in /css/reset.css:

    html, body, div, span, object, iframe,
    h1, h2, h3, h4, h5, h6, p, blockquote, pre,
    a, abbr, acronym, address, code,
    del, dfn, em, img, q, dl, dt, dd, ol, ul, li,
    fieldset, form, label, legend,
    table, caption, tbody, tfoot, thead, tr, th, td { margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-weight: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-size: 100%; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; }

    to bring the italic formatting back, possibly add this into style.css of your theme:

    em { font-style: italic; }

    In all honestly, I’m not very savvy with HTML code. Though my web site is a Blog site, I am using the admin dashboard to create my posts and I have no idea how to do what you mentioned about adding to the style.css file.

    from within the dashboard, goto appearance – editor: select style.css (if it is not already selected) and make the edits.

    if you want to continue customising your site, you need to get familiar with the dashboard and with editing files.

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