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Using Colors with Tags, Will That Work?

i just wrote an article, and I thought I would try out the colors, but I put them with the that I used both in the text and underneath. My tags didn't work properly. I'm wondering if that is because they are not the color that the underlying code calls for, that I in some way jinxed that part of my post?

In other words, is the only meant to be used in places where the words wouldn't be colored on their own? I know that I was reading something someone else put out on linking and they discussed highlighting a portion of text in order to link a URL to that section highlighted. I've not figured all of that out as yet, so maybe I messed that up in my previous post?

I tend to figure things out eventually if I continue working with a specific site and it's code, so I'm sure I'll learn this eventually. Just thought I'd ask before I have to do more homework on this aspect.

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Ruby3881 wrote on September 11, 2014, 11:58 PM

That's a really good question, Marsha. I'm sure elitecodex can answer this, but I suspect you're on the right track in thinking maybe there's already a style associated with links and tags. It likely already has a colour associated with it :)

suffolkjason wrote on September 12, 2014, 2:37 AM

I think your hunch is right- if tags had different colors would it be easy to recognize them as tags?

MarshaMusselman wrote on September 12, 2014, 12:18 PM

Ruby3881 and suffolkjason the problem is that I already changed them back to black, and they still don't work. I did write and ask Will on his profile and am awaiting an answer. I'm sure he's quite busy as usual, but I'm sure he'll get back to me eventually.

MarshaMusselman wrote on September 13, 2014, 12:37 AM

I don't know why I didn't think of this sooner, but when I changed my words back to black it still didn't work. Tonight, (Fri) I deleted each tagged word and then put it back into the same space and after re-submitting it, it finally did work correctly. Even though I changed it back to black I think the system didn't recognize what I was doing and looked at that as another color. But, when I deleted each word group and retyped it with the correct tag, then it showed up correctly as it normally would.

Feisty56 wrote on September 13, 2014, 7:45 AM

I'm afraid I don't experiment much, but leave it up to better minds such as yours to lead the way. : )

paigea wrote on October 10, 2014, 7:19 PM

Oh my, this is all too complicated. I feel I am being left behind with all this SEO, tags and all. LOL

MarshaMusselman wrote on October 10, 2014, 9:18 PM

I don't know why you feel that way, Paigea since you yourself use a few tags on your posts too, such as the FOPP one and similar. (I did not mean to have that acronym highlighted).