Italicize text in sidebar?

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    Can I do this? I thought if I upgraded to the pro version I could actually edit the text, but my options are so limited! It doesn’t even seem like I can italicize text in a ‘custom text’ sidebar widget. I’m using Suburban theme if it matters… any help is appreciated!


    The blog I need help with is



    These are 3 ways to change fonts on 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.

    (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.

    (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.

    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.

    If you have CSS editing experience the upgrade will allow you to stylize the appearance of themes you find here > Appearance > Themes, but will not allow you to change the functionality, by editing the underlying template. It does not allow you to remove footer links to the theme designer or to Also note that CSS is theme specific, so you cannot use the CSS stylesheets from other themes with the themes at WordPress.COM.
    Please read this entry > Frequently Asked Questions



    Thank you. This is helpful. So far, you’ve said that text can be formatted only in POSTS or PAGES, and otherwise the Title, Header, and Body text can be formatted with the custom package. Thank you, and more specifically, I wonder if there is a way to change the formatting of the text in the Widget called “Text” which only provides a text-box and the option to automate paragraphs… Are widgets theme-specific? Because so far none of these options will work for my purpose, and maybe it is a product of a unique widget to this theme (suburban). It sounds like, from your response, that there is not a way to do that. Is that true? Can I not italicize a quotation on my sidebar?



    The content of a Text widget accepts coding (HTML and inline CSS). You can easily italicize it by enclosing it in em tags:
    <em>TEXT HERE</em>

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