quotes in a sidebar

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  • #431361

    jhanajian2
    Member

    I want to put various short quotes in my sidebar. I tried using the text widget, but it’s not working out. The text widget shows not only the heading in a bold text, it every other word following the heading in bold as well. I would like only the heading “QUOTES” to be in bold, and the following quotes text to be regular. I don’t have a custom CSS theme. Is there a way to do this?

    The blog I need help with is jhanajian2.wordpress.com.

    #431491

    husdal
    Member

    We need to see your blog to be able to help you. What is the URL, starting with http:// ?

    #431492

    timethief
    Member

    Without know what theme you are using and exactly what you put into the widget Title space and the body of the widget we cannot test this. Please specify which theme you are using, and exactly what you posted the title space and body space of the widget. :)

    #431493

    timethief
    Member

    arrggghh! I meant to type “Without knowing ” … above

    #431495

    jhanajian2
    Member

    so sorry, i made my blog private while making some adjustments. i’ll fix that now.

    #431498

    timethief
    Member

    No problem. The way titles are displayed in text widgets in your sidebar is declared in the coding for the theme. You cannot change it without a CSS upgrade. Some themes like Benevolence have the font in the body of the text coded to be all in capital lettering. You were previously using Rubric. Is that the theme you are using now>

    #431499

    jhanajian2
    Member

    I want the quotes themselves to be in regular black print, with only the heading “QUOTES” to be in the bold red text

    #431500

    jhanajian2
    Member

    yes, i’m using rubric

    #431502

    timethief
    Member

    The text widget shows not only the heading in a bold text, it every other word following the heading in bold as well. One way around this is to create an image if the quote and upload it and place it in the text widget. That’s the only way I can think of to can control the capitalization without the CSS editing upgrade.

    #431503

    timethief
    Member

    One more time with correct spelling and no missing words … geesh … sorry

    The text widget shows not only the heading in a bold text but every other word following the heading in bold as well. One way around this is to create an image of the quote and upload the image and place it in a text widget. That’s the only way I can think of for you to control the capitalization without the CSS editing upgrade.

    #431504

    jhanajian2
    Member

    Hmmm. I didn’t know we could put an image into a text widget. I’ll give it a shot. Thanks for your help.

    #431505

    timethief
    Member
    #431508

    jhanajian2
    Member

    cool. thank you!

    #431509

    timethief
    Member

    You’re welcome :)

    #431528

    For no bold text:

    <div style="font-weight:normal;">
    YOUR_TEXT_HERE
    </div>

    For no bold and no red:

    <div style="font-weight:normal;color:black;">
    YOUR_TEXT_HERE
    </div>

    #431531

    bokunosekai
    Member

    there is an easier way to put text and image in widget…I do this all the time.

    Write it in your post then save draft, copy the html page and paste it on your text widget.

    I can’t do html…it confused me…so writing on the post is way easier

    #431539

    timethief
    Member

    @bokunosekai
    lol … you mean like this I’ll bet. :D This is among the most popular posts on my blog http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/2008/02/28/wordpress-placing-images-in-text-widgets/

    @panos
    Thanks for intervening – bookmarked. :) This isn’t about bold lettering. It’s about ALL LETTERS BEING CAPITALIZED. Have you got a fix for that?

    #431542

    @timethief: Yes I’ve got a fix for that too! But jhanajian2 is using Rubric, not Benevolence. In Rubric the default for text widgets isn’t capitals, it’s bold red, and that’s what jhanajian2 wants to change (see 8.02 and 8.03 posts).

    #431567

    timethief
    Member

    @panos
    I have other stuff in my test blog so I didn’t switch themes and try Rubric. Gottcha now – thanks.

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