Differentiating Links / Hyperlinks

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  • #80847
    melprotoss
    Member

    Hi, links / hyperlinks in the body text appear homogenous with the rest of the body text. Is there any way to differentiate them so that people will know they are links?

    The blog I need help with is: (visible only to logged in users)

    #81098
    michaelbeil
    Member

    Hey Mel,

    Can you send me a URL and/or screenshot of what you are seeing? Thanks.

    #81104
    melprotoss
    Member
    Original poster

    Hi Michael, if you take a look at this page (https://melvynfoo.wordpress.com/stories/), you see that there does not appear to be any links at a first glance, because the text is completely homogenous. In actual fact, the first line of each paragraph is a link to a PDF file.

    Similarly, in this post (https://melvynfoo.wordpress.com/2015/07/18/taize-15-pilgrimage-of-trust/), the footnote numbers at the bottom of the blogpost are all internal links to footnotes within the body of the text, but they do not appear differentiated at all, so no one knows that they can click on those footnote numbers to be re-directed.

    #81106
    michaelbeil
    Member

    It seems like you must have some custom CSS in place on your theme. Is that true? In the uncustomized version of Largo we add an underline to any hyperlinked text.

    You could add this to make the link appear differentiated:

    .entry-content p a {
    text-decoration: underline;
    color: #000000;
    }

    Feel free to change the color to some other hexadecimal color and/or leave out the text decoration.

    Let me know if that helps.

    #81108
    melprotoss
    Member
    Original poster

    No, I do not have any custom CSS in place In fact, I do not have WordPress Premium, so I am unable to edit the CSS code – both to remove or to add any underline to the theme.

    Is there a way to rectify this without getting WordPress Premium?

    #81109
    melprotoss
    Member
    Original poster

    I realised what the problem is! I changed my fonts using the customiser (which does not require WordPress Premium) instead of using the default Largo font. That probably replaced the uncustomised Largo CSS fonts, so the links became homogenous.

    Is there any way to get both – a change in font and differentiated links – without getting WordPress Premium?

    #81135
    michaelbeil
    Member

    Ok. Are you using PT Serif small as the base font?

    #81138
    melprotoss
    Member
    Original poster

    Open Sans small.

    #81139
    michaelbeil
    Member

    I see what is going on. It appears like there has been a change to the way fonts are sized on WordPress.com, so we will need to check on how we can make sure everything is styled.

    In the meantime, let me know if you need anything.

    #81167
    melprotoss
    Member
    Original poster

    Hi Michael, any updates on this? The problem does not seem to be fixed yet.

    #81168
    michaelbeil
    Member

    Today is your day, as we are working on sending a fix for this today.

    #81182
    sixhours
    Staff

    Howdy! This should now be fixed. :)

    #81183
    michaelbeil
    Member

    Yes, it should be all good melprotoss.

    Let me know if you need anything else.

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