How to … change text style throughout your sidebar (cutline) without css

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  • #188940

    energetic
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    Found this one by accident. But it’s very easy to do.

    Step 1. Add a text widget at the top of the sidebar.
    Step 2. Under options —> writing, uncheck the box ‘WordPress should correct invalidly nested XHTML automatically’
    Step 3. Leave a format command open – e.g. add <em> but forget to close with </em>
    Step 4. er, that’s it.

    Some examples:
    here’s with: http://thepriceoflove.net
    and without: http://roadsofstone.com

    I quite like the lighter style that italics gives to cutline, although it took me some time to work out how I did it.

    This method also works with bold text <b> and as far as I can see it changes everything in your sidebar – even the tag cloud if you have one – except for the ‘Recent Comments’ field.

    If that’s true, then it probably works with other format styles as well – hey, you could go wild and do extra large chartreuse green ComicSans. Or even Webdings. Or maybe not.

    Have fun!

    #189161

    raincoaster
    Member

    DON’T GIVE THEM IDEAS. I don’t look forward to a lot of chartreuse comic sans in my life.

    #189169

    energetic
    Member

    Hey, Rain. But it was you I got the idea from. Wasn’t it?
    And I’ll stick to webdings in future.

    #189172

    raincoaster
    Member

    No, I’m pretty sure it was that guy who accidentally turned his whole sidebar dark blue, or possibly the guy who made his widget titles HUGE. I wouldn’t give them ideas. I like a peaceful, comic sans-free life.

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