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Thursday, 15 September 2011

Blog Tutorial - How to change the colour of your links on Blogger

I have always had the red colour links on my blog because I just had no idea that they could be changed.  I tried getting the clickable links to be blue by putting them on Word and then copying them on to my blog, but as soon as I previewed them they were that red colour again.  Well I wanted to change something else on my blog and in the trial and error of doing that I spotted the way to change my link colour.

You may well already know how to do this but I guess there may be a lot of people like me who set things up initially when it was all gobbeldy gook anyway and just felt pleased they had accomplished the basics, but then had no idea how to change anything.  If you are anything like me then you daren’t go into anything that says Advanced as it may mess up all you have done so far.  So todays blog is to let others know how to do it in (I hope) an easy to understand way and to assure you that what you do will not mess up your blog at all and you can go back to change the colours back at any time.

So here are the very easy instructions (it is so easy to do when you know how. but finding out how to do it is the hard part, so here you are):

Click Design at the top right of your blog.

You will see a picture of your blog with Live on Blog written above it and an orange box with Customise written in it underneath.

Click Customise.  This brings up a new page with a dark part along the top and your blog underneath.  This is the dark box that you originally used when you set up your blog initially.

Click the Advanced tab at the bottom of the left hand row.  This brings up a new dark top part.

Click Links (3rd one down in the 2nd row) which will bring up new colour charts.

Now you are ready to change the colours.
Click whatever colours you want for the 3 parts:

The 1st colour is how the link itself as seen on the blog.
The  2nd colour is the one for when the link has already been visited by the person reading the blog (so they know which bits of your blog they have already been to).
The 3rd colour is for when they are hovering over a link so it changes colour to let them know there is a link there that they can click into.
I set mine to blue, red and dark green but you can use whatever colours you like (I used blue for links because that is the colour people expect to see for a website link).
If you want a wider colour range than they have in the palette, just click the black box with the arrow beside it above each colour palette and a whole range of colours comes up that you can choose from.

Then just click View Blog (3rd from top right) which opens the blog in a new window so you can see and try out the colours.

When you are happy with the result click Apply to Blog in the orange box at the top right corner of the original one you were working on.

Click Back to Blogger (in the top row) and you are done.

If you want to change the colours at any time just go back to Design and do it again. 

So all you need to remember is to click these:
Design, Customise, Advanced, Links


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