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    I’ve searched and searched and can’t find the answer to this question. Basically, if you go to the site I am building: you will see the link “About Seeing, Knowing, Being” in the menu nav bar. I need that to read “About Seeing, Knowing, Being

    Any ideas on how to make this happen? Seems so simple when building a site using Dreamweaver (what I usually do) but in WordPress I just don’t know where to find this answer. I assume I have to edit some CSS somewhere.

    Any help will me MUCH appreciated!!

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  • This would require some CSS changes but do not edit the Twenty Eleven theme. It is the default WordPress theme and having access to an unedited version of the theme is vital when dealing with a range of site issues. Create a child theme for your changes.

    Fair enough, but what CSS code do I actually edit so that the italics appear where I want them to??

    Try using Firefox with the Firebug add-on to identify the CSS you need to change or add.

    I have actually tried that, but when I go and right click that particular link, it pulls up the entire CSS file in Firebug, and I can’t figure out where to edit the formatting for a single menu link.

    Nevermind, I guessed correctly and it WORKED!!! Can’t believe I figured this out on a whim.

    Anyway, for future users who are trying to format very specific words in their menu list. just create a custom menu, add all of the pages you want up there, then add the actual HTML formatting code in the Navigation Label blank. For instance, for this problem, I solved it by calling the page name “About < e m > Seeing, Knowing, Being< / e m >” which then formatted correctly when it was rendered on the site. Note: I had to space those letters out so that they would display correctly here in this followup.

    Still can’t believe that worked.

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