Support » Theme: Coraline » The Links Feature and Hyperlinks

  • Resolved queen9302

    (@queen9302)



    In Coraline, there is a links feature under the Recent Posts feature. How do I add hyperlinks under this links feature?

    Also, where in the style sheet do I make the default hyperlink color blue?

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  • Moderator Kathryn

    (@zoonini)

    Automattic Happiness Engineer

    In Coraline, there is a links feature under the Recent Posts feature. How do I add hyperlinks under this links feature?

    Do you see an item in your sidebar called Links?

    Dashboard Coraline 1 5 by Automattic WordPress

    If you don’t see it, you’ll need to install the Links Manager plugin:

    https://wordpress.org/plugins/link-manager/

    The history of the Links Manager in WordPress:

    https://codex.wordpress.org/Links_Manager

    Moderator Kathryn

    (@zoonini)

    Automattic Happiness Engineer

    Also, where in the style sheet do I make the default hyperlink color blue?

    Did you sort this out? Your links look blue to me.
    Just a heads-up that you should never edit the original stylesheet directly, otherwise your changes will be overwritten every time the theme is updated.

    Since you’re already using Jetpack, an easy way to add custom CSS is to activate the Custom CSS module. You’ll then add your custom CSS in the new stylesheet editor that’ll appear in your dashboard, under Appearance > Edit CSS.

    On the static page, the first link is blue, but the “NON-GMO” and other links are just underlined, but clickable. I want them all blue. One difference I saw among the blue and not blue ones was how the link was referenced. For the link that is blue, the href is http://wp.me/P4KdNh-qw. Whereas the others are like http://www.nongmoproject.org/learn-more/. Any ideas here? For some reason, mine do not all show blue on my desktop.

    Thanks for the heads up too!

    I added Simple Links since it was the most updated. However, how do I make the links appear under the “LINKS” label on the static page?

    Moderator Kathryn

    (@zoonini)

    Automattic Happiness Engineer

    Links that you’ve visited recently in your browser are black, unvisited links are blue – that likely accounts for the difference.

    I added Simple Links since it was the most updated. However, how do I make the links appear under the “LINKS” label on the static page?

    The default Links area in the sidebar in Coraline is designed to work with the old Links feature that used to be part of WordPress core. When the feature was removed from the basic WordPress install, it was moved into the plugin I referenced earlier, so people could still use it.

    If you prefer to use Simple Links instead, check your Widgets area and see if the plugin gives you a widget you can drag into the Primary Sidebar area, under Appearance > Widgets. That widget will be displayed instead of the three default sections that Coraline comes with (Search box, Recent Entries & Links). You can add back as many other widgets as you like in addition to your new links.

    Thank you. I had not thought about that. I was thinking the black font underlined link did not indicate it was a link, but just underlined text. Is there another way I can make it appear more like a link even after visited?

    I changed to Link Manager and all is fine now. Thank you.

    Moderator Kathryn

    (@zoonini)

    Automattic Happiness Engineer

    You can modify the visited link colour with something like this:

    a:visited {
      color: #bb00bb;
    }

    Change the colour code to whatever you like. If you don’t want visited and unvisited links to appear different, you can use the same blue: #0060ff

    Don’t edit the theme files directly, otherwise your changes will be overwritten whenever the theme is updated.

    Since you’re already using Jetpack, an easy way to add custom CSS is to activate the Custom CSS module. You’ll then add your custom CSS in the new stylesheet editor that’ll appear in your dashboard, under Appearance > Edit CSS.

    Thank you.

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