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  1. No idea where to begin with this: never worked in css other than within a web-authoring software.
    Will some kind soul please tell me how I change the color of links text?

    The blog I need help with is

  2. Coraline is coded to display blue links with red as a hover color. When links are clicked they change from the blue color to black. See here

  3. Lord, timethief! - this is getting really tricky.
    I thought I'd done it: pasted the code into that opening box and all (replacing the colors with the one I wanted), and nothing happened.
    Is this stuff going to be simply too difficult for an oldie?
    I thought I was OK, having worked out how to recreate my blog on my own server and moved it: but this stuff ...!

  4. I don't help with CSS editing. Sorry.

  5. Then who does, for crying out loud?
    Doesn't my posting the question in the forum mean I'm asking someone to help me?
    Where else should I go?

  6. I'm sorry. :( There is a Volunteer who helps with CSS editing from time to time. Technically the CSS ugrade comes with Staff support but one can review threads and see that their support is not usually delivered quickly.

  7. Then it looks very much as if I have just thrown away $30.
    Why you're obliged to tell me that a VOLUNTEER helps from time to time will forever remain a mystery, as it's a penny to a quid that your users need CSS help 24/7.
    Perhaps WordPress management might consider advising those thinking of purchasing customisation that there's no point unless they're right up there, IT knowledge-wise.

  8. I'm only a Volunteer and so is houstonweaver who is the person that helps with CSS editing that I referred to above. :(

  9. I'm not getting stuck in to you, timethief: I'm just totally frustrated by a ridiculous situation.
    However, you've now clarified for me that all of you are volunteers - that's something learned.
    I've cancelled my customisation and will now wait for a bloody week to get a refund.
    In future, I shall ask about 10,000 questions BEFORE buying anything.
    Thank-you for your input.

  10. I feel so bad about this. :(

    I could have spilled my guts and stated exactly how I feel about this and why I refuse to purchase a CSS upgrade myself. In order to be hired as a Support Staff ie. Happiness Engineer "show us you CSS chops" is a requirement. Yet, when it comes to Staff delivering CSS support what we have seen is designsimply providing almost all of it and she not available very often as the CSS Forum threads clearly demonstrate. Both devblog and thesacredpath ie. Volunteers who delivered that support free of charge for years are on long term walk about. houstonweaver has stepped up to do some CSS helping now and justpi had given a hand with this or that now and then. Such is the situation at present and I'm kicking myself for not stating that before you spent your money. I do humbly apologize.

  11. Oh, no need - and your frankness is appreciated. I will get the refund, after all: it's just a matter of time.
    I shan't give up trying to find help for this business of changing the link text colour - might find someone on the web, who knows? If Panos were readily available somewhere, I'd be laughing.
    Sighh ...

  12. I am going to work on yours next just to see if it is something I know anything about. It doesn't seem like that long a wait to me. Shoot we wait days or weeks for a doctor appointment.

    Will slide over here when I finish the one I am on.

    Hey, we oldies can do a lot of things....

  13. We can, we can, houstonweaver - within limits.
    I mean, I know about css because I've built a site using Dreamweaver 8; but it's so EASY to fix stylesheets within that …
    When the custom thingy was live on my PC (no longer!), I thought I was following the instructions in the link posted by timethief, but obviously I was not - absolutely zilch happened.
    I would be EVER so grateful for your input, m'dear - truly! And timethief would feel a whole lot better, too. ;-)
    I will once again order that customising doohickus if you're able to tell me HOW TO USE IT! GRRRRRRrrrrrrr ...
    OTY and I'll piss off until hearing from you again, I promise.

  14. See here:
    If you don't like the single theme that seems to fill your criteria, and you decide to order the upgrade again, I might make an exception to my usual policy and help you with the CSS editing.

  15. justpi to the rescue. I thank you.

    @mrstringer2012 - you are in far, far better hands than mine. I will hide and learn. I hope. I sometimes learn and then forget...

  16. So glad everyone is cross-referenced! :-)
    And so glad that all my postings in different areas have come together under the one banner - PANOS THE GREAT.
    houstonweaver, yer a star: it's not everyone who would be so self-effacing.
    justpi, I'm going to order the damned thing again (you can't imagine the confusion within my credit card files), and then ... and then ...
    Please, that is! - I don't want you to think I've forgotten my manners.
    Because, I forgot to say, I really like Coraline, and I don't really like Chateau; so I would really like to be able to play around with the colour of the hyperlinks - all of 'em, I mean. In Twenty 11 I'd change the image header, then change the title header and all links to match a colour I'd eyedrop from it.
    But the trouble with Twenty 11 is the Comments setup.
    Anyway: enough raving from me, we are all agreed.
    Panos, I go now to re-buy the customisation. After that, how do we get together on this?

  17. Am now sitting here tapping my fingers on the desktop …

  18. Jesus. This time it worked.
    Words fail. Didn't do anything differently.
    Must've, I suppose. Give me strength. Getting old sucks.
    Panos, I still need help, though - if not a huge lot, it's important! - how do I get into widgets to change font colour, please?

  19. Ah, if you ask about CSS you must be very precise! Font color of what? Widget titles, or plain text inside widgets, or links inside widgets?

  20. The lot.
    All three.

  21. Three different colors? If so, paste this in the CSS editor:

    .wf-active .widget-title {
        color: #HEX;
    .textwidget, #subscribe-blog {
        color: #HEX;
    .widget-area ul ul a {
        color: #HEX;

    Replace each HEX with the hex number for the color you prefer. Good palettes here:

    Note: you'll need to modify the above, if you wish to apply the same color to some other element as well.

  22. By the way, for the Stringers widget you now need a larger version of the image.

  23. Right. Got it. HEAPS of thanks, Panos!
    I have to learn to accept the concept of typing code into that window and saving it, and believing it'll go to the right part of the css.
    Not used to it, of course.
    Είστε ένας άνθρωπος του είδους.
    How do I re-contact you with anything further? - do you keep a weather eye out on 'your' topics?

  24. @houstonweaver: Thanks for the compliment, but I don't think I'm suggesting anything you don't know!

  25. Oh - just noticed the little post about the travel site image.
    Okey dokey - can do. Just a matter of firing up the WinXP computer (that's where I have to keep Corel PhotoPaint 10)...
    Thanks again!

  26. @mrstringer2012: You're welcome!
    I keep an eye on all topics.

  27. In that case, next time I need help I'll use strong and em both!
    That'll be a yell for help, OK?
    Thanks to all three, in truth: I know I'm an irritating old fart.

  28. @panos/justpi I'm just a struggling neophyte with this stuff but enjoy the quest. I'm always relieved when you come along and provide the dimensions I failed to see.

  29. Hi all,

    First, I'm sorry that you felt ignored, mrstringer2012. That is not our intention at all. We Happiness Engineers can't cover every single topic, and we do rely on our robust community to help each other out - and it looks like it worked in this particular situation!

    If you ever feel like you simply must have a reply from staff, your best bets are to tag your post "modlook" or to post in Staff Answers. Those are the queues we target first, and get the best coverage.

    To our tireless volunteers - thank you so much for all you do!

  30. Did I say that? - that I felt ignored?
    Didn't mean it, if I did.
    And of course, I wasn't: I had three of 'em helping me!
    But I've taken on board the point about tagging "modlook", if one day they all feel they just can't stand me another minute.

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