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Underline text in blog post title?

  1. I am writing a blog about books, and often will have book titles in the title of a blog post. Book titles are supposed to be underlined. Is there any way to do this in a post title? I have tried cutting and pasting from MSWord as well as trying to do the post from Windows Live Writer without success.
    Thank you.

    The blog I need help with is theaddictedreader.wordpress.com.

  2. Re: "book titles in the title of a blog post"
    The way blog titles are displayed is dependent upon what the theme designer declared in the template. We cannot edit templates. Setting, that aside, I want you to know that when search spiders "see" an underlined word that means "permalink". All of your post titles are permalinks.

  3. P.S. Do you have the CSS upgrade and is this actually a CSS editing question?

  4. panaghiotisadam
    Member

    You can't underline part of a post tile: it would require inline CSS, which isn't allowed in title fields.

    But underlining titles is a manuscript convention really. The typography and web equivalent is italics - which can be done in a post title:
    <em>ITALICIZED TEXT HERE</em>

  5. Wow, I didn't think that was possible. Seems to me it wasn't before. Or did I not get, or throw away, the memo?

  6. panaghiotisadam
    Member

    I don't remember! Maybe Tess does.

  7. That makes sense about not being able to underline in blog titles because they're links (I'm new to blogging, so didn't realize all blog post titles were links). Thanks for the italics idea--that will do nicely. I just didn't want to use quotation marks because those are for shorter works.
    Appreciate all of the responses!! Thanks!

  8. @tsp,

    I don't remember when, but it's been more than a year (18 months??): the tags "em strong and & nb sp ; (blank spaces) " work in post and page titles.

    I was just fooling around answering someone's question about how to center post titles.

    It's been a while since I've thought about it, but I think I remember blank spaces also work with blog names in headers as well. ???? I have to sleep, so I might be mis-remembering. Dreams call so someone else can test that one out…

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