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  • Hello! Apologies for my first post being a troubleshooting issue. I have a website which is not driven via WordPress, but I use WordPress 3.3.1 for my blog (attached to the site). When I’m typing a post and highlight a word to be “bold”, the word appears bold while I’m viewing in the post editor, but once published, any words selected with a bold typeface appear normal.

    I mainly use Chrome on Mac (Snowleopard in this case), but the problem occurs in Safari, as well. Also, I am able to italicize any words and they appear correctly italicized when published. The problem appears to be specific to selecting bold.

    -The issue also appears to exist regardless of working in “Visual” or “HTML” modes.
    -I also noticed that bold typefaces are rendered as normal when text is cut/pasted from other programs such as Pages ’09.

    I’m not terribly skilled with HTML or WordPress, as of the moment, so I apologize if this is a simple issue, but I appreciate any help that can be provided.



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  • esmi


    Forum Moderator

    It will be a CSS issue. Try using Firefox with the Firebug add-on for this kind of work.

    Thank you very much!

    Actually, thank you, but it didn’t help. I downloaded Firebug and it doesn’t seem to help. I can add Firefox 9.0.1 to the list of browsers I’ve had the trouble with.

    I don’t understand how such a basic editing task requires so much work. Surely there must be a setting or something that I’m missing…

    If it helps, I’m using the Starkers Theme.

    Just a moment ago, I switched the Theme to 2010 and my trouble was cleared. Something is wrong with the Starkers code. The problem is, I don’t know what I’m lookng at, or what to change in the code lines, or where.

    Can anybody walk me through this??



    Forum Moderator

    check if the starkers theme uses ‘reset’ styles at the start of style.css or in another stylesheet.
    these css styles might set the strong style to look normal.

    or add a new style to style.css;
    strong { font-weight: bold; }

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