Permanent Orange Links are Atrocious!

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    My text is always in black and I want it to stay that way. However, some bright spark has changed all links to permanent orange which totally distracts the reader from the rest of the text. However, I don’t mind if its permanently black, but changes to orange temporarily when link is activated. This is acceptable, but permanent orange is atrocious! Also, link should open in separate window not same window to avoid serious display problems. May the Force be with you. AGP, 14th Dec 2012.

    The blog I need help with is



    You can choose another theme that has the features you prefer.

    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 purchasing an annually renewable custom design upgrade and doing the required CSS editing.


    My Dear Ms Timethief, You do spend a lot of time answering people’s questions, but appear not to be an employee of WordPress or maybe you’re their relation. Okay, its business malpractice to try and force free members to upgrade to get their colour back to normal. I’ve always posted in black and now suddenly someone has changed my links to permanent orange. I appreciate the free service, but this is an obvious case of business malpractice. AGP, 14th Dec 2012.



    Go here to the WuWei theme live demo site
    Look closely and witness the fact that links in that theme are orange in color when you choose the light background color. If you choose the dark background color here > Theme Options then the links are pale blue in color.

    Lastly, I am a Volunteer, who also happens to be a paralegal and your “business malpractice” claim is not in any way, shape or form relevant to your situation as a free hosted blogger. It’s laughable as it amounts to sabre rattling.



    Also, link should open in separate window not same window to avoid serious display problems.

    This is guide for creating links in blog posts and pages and it does sound like you are following it.
    This is the general link model:
    <a href="URL HERE">Highlighted anchor text here</a>
    This is the visual result but as it’s just an example it’s not actually linked to a page:
    Highlighted anchor text here

    1. Enter the anchor text you want to link to first.
    2. Then use your mouse to highlight that anchor text.
    3. Next click the chain icon in the Visual editor and proceed to create the link. Note that you can choose to have the link open in a new window.



    (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.



    suddenly someone has changed my links to permanent orange

    Sorry, you’re wrong. I save the stylesheet of each theme as soon as it’s launched, so I can assure you that links in Wu Wei were always orange (color #ff8a00, to be precise).

    If you want to change the link color in the content of your posts, you can do it without the upgrade – it just has to be done on a link-by-link basis; see here:


    Wow, it seems Ms Timethief is working overtime on this one! O, and, by the way, I am a religious nut, which I take as a compliment, but I will not admit to being a liar, Mr Justpi, okay. Yer, I know a ‘business malpractice’ claim resulting in the closure of WordPress and millions of dollars awarded to the claimant is pretty scary stuff – but don’t worry, folks, I’m thousands of miles away in India (but British nonetheless) so I won’t be banging on your door anytime soon. Anyway, it either looks like a lot of extra work for me to rectify this problem which began, I assure you, only yesterday or being forced to upgrade which I’m not planning on doing. AGP, 15th Dec 2012.


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    Okay. Then I’ll mark this topic as “resolved.”

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