So I am new to Wordpress, on my website I recently opened the source code and am learning how to customize even more. One thing I am stuck on is how to remove underlines from hyperlink, I tried the text decoration none thing but it did not work, this is the code, what and where do I typset into it to remove underlines?

<!-- wp:paragraph {"style":{"typography":{"lineHeight":"1.5","fontSize":"30px"}}} -->
<p style="font-size:30px;line-height:1.5">
   <strong><a rel="noreferrer noopener" 
         >Here I post math videos to our YouTube page!</a>
<!-- /wp:paragraph -->

Thanks! also was not sure what to tag this as so sorry, this is my first WPSE question. I may have many more as I am learning to code it manually rather than use the user friendly interface. Also to see my code you may need to open editor? not sure how to display the code.

  • Have you used 'Inspect Element' to see what their CSS is? They may be using !important or a class that would take precedence over your styling.
    – keepkalm
    Commented Mar 26, 2021 at 18:27
  • is there a way to work around this? sorry I am very very new to HTML. not sure what inspect element is
    – homosapien
    Commented Mar 26, 2021 at 18:58
  • Right-click should have it in most browsers. If you can paste the code here it would be a big help diagnosing.
    – keepkalm
    Commented Mar 26, 2021 at 19:00
  • here you go (and thanks so much): <!-- wp:paragraph {"style":{"typography":{"lineHeight":"1.5","fontSize":"30px"}}} --> <p style="font-size:30px;line-height:1.5"><strong><a rel="noreferrer noopener" href="youtube.com/channel/UCcW39gKRENfPwqOC3OEgexw" target="_blank">Here I post math videos to our YouTube page!</a></strong></p> <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
    – homosapien
    Commented Mar 26, 2021 at 19:06

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The code you said you tried, a {text-decoration:none;}, should work. Using, a {text-decoration:none!important;}, should definitely work or using an inline style, like in the <p> tag would take precedence over the stylesheet.

The more correct way would be to either edit the CSS, ideally in a child theme, and apply your own styling. Using !important in the Theme Customizer Custom CSS should be good enough for a mathematician ;-) or anyone else who is doing this as a hobby.

  • where in my code do I pcopy paste {text-decoration:none!important;} ? when I copy paste this before my code, doesn't work
    – homosapien
    Commented Mar 26, 2021 at 19:55
  • 1
    There should be a ‘Custom CSS,’ section in the customizer. If you want it inline style=“text-decoration: none;”
    – keepkalm
    Commented Mar 27, 2021 at 15:40

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