How to change appearance of links in a post?

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  • #903019

    chainoil
    Member

    I would like to be able to change the default appearance of my links, whether they have been clicked before or not. Is there a way to make the links a different color or to add an underline to them? I am using the visual editor. Thanks!

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

    #903256

    Two things. First, the blog that links to your username is deleted. If you’re asking about a different blog, please post the URL here, starting with http://

    Secondly, to change the default behaviour of links, you’ll probably need the CSS customisation upgrade. Do you have that?

    #903257

    timethief
    Member

    Following up on absurdoldbird’s question see here please > http://en.support.wordpress.com/custom-design/
    CSS editing > http://en.support.wordpress.com/custom-design/editing-css/

    #903281

    chainoil
    Member

    It looks like I had a misspelling in my blog address that is linked to my member name. I fixed it.Thanks for pointing it out! :-) The link in my posted question is correct.

    I definitely don’t have the CSS package. Is there a different theme I can switch to that makes links embedded inside a paragraph more prominent? I can’t believe that I can’t make links appear in different colors or accents without a $30 upgrade.

    Thanks! :-)

    #903282

    timethief
    Member

    See here for color customizable themes > http://wpbtips.wordpress.com/2009/03/24/color-customisable-themes/

    If you are expecting to be able to click a button and change fonts throughout your blog then it’s not that easily done.

    These are 3 ways to change fonts on wordpress.com blogs.

    (1) Changing font families, colors and size in text in posts or pages either post by post or page by page by coding into the HTML editor. http://en.support.wordpress.com/editors/font-size-color/

    (2) Changing font colors in text in posts or pages either post by post or page by page using the #4 icon (Select text color – change the text color) in Row 2 the Visual editor. http://en.support.wordpress.com/visual-editor/#row-2

    (3) Changing all font families, colors and sizes throughout the whole blog by purchasing an annually renewable Custom Design upgrade and using Typekit Fonts with Staff support. http://en.support.wordpress.com/custom-design/

    Note: A few themes do provide for changing font color in the Blog Title and/or optional Tagline and/or links. In the majority of themes font changes to font families, colors and size in the blog title, tagline, menu, post titles, page titles, categories and tags, widget headings, comments, and links cannot be done without CSS editing.

    #903283

    justpi
    Member

    The Custom design upgrade allows you to change the appearance once for all. Without the upgrade you can change it on a post-by-post basis; see here:
    http://wpbtips.wordpress.com/2009/07/11/formatting-text-pt-5/
    Or you can switch to a different theme: the default styling of links varies from theme to theme. You can see all themes in action here:
    http://theme.wordpress.com/themes/sort/name/

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