Help talk:Link color

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Why separate[edit]

The reason I created this article, although there already is an article about different links, is that I wanted a concise explanation in the aspect of the colors. Mikael Häggström 15:52, 31 October 2007 (UTC)

Changing link colors[edit]

Should we turn external links green so they won't be mistaken for inter Wiki links? When citing sources it's easier to cite sources using green links. Some people put the inter-Wiki link color as light blue to link it as a source.--I-405 (Freeway) 00:06, 5 September 2008 (UTC)

I think we should change the color of external links to THIS (#A00080). --Amit6 (talkcontribscountglobal contribs) 13:16, 20 November 2008 (UTC)
  • English grammar corrected on 17:46, 10 July 2011 (UTC)

Visited red links[edit]

This article doesn't say what color visited red links are. (Example, click on this red link (compare to this one here later), then go back and look at its color.) C Teng [talk] 18:38, 28 November 2009 (UTC)

Looks like #A55858. --MZMcBride (talk) 19:03, 28 November 2009 (UTC)
Testing, Testing. C Teng [talk] 23:06, 10 December 2009 (UTC)
Looks good, thanks. I'll add it. — Preceding unsigned comment added by C Teng (talkcontribs)
I couldn't figure out how to do the color box stuff, though. Also, we need a color box for purple links. C Teng [talk] 23:16, 10 December 2009 (UTC)

Vector Skin[edit]

Where is the vector skin's CSS file? I can't seem to find it! (17:48, 10 July 2011 (UTC)) — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk)

You can only customize the appearance of Wikipedia if you are logged in. Then you can edit Special:MyPage/vector.css. See more at Wikipedia:Customisation. PrimeHunter (talk) 21:49, 10 July 2011 (UTC)

Default Color hex codes for vector.css[edit]

Hey guys, thanks for this. I've sort of figured out how to use a custom style/colors for Wikipedia using this article as a guide. But instead of presenting a weird, nonstandard template for custom colors, can it just be the default settings template code that we can change ourselves to suit our own tastes? Cause I'm having problems changing some of the colors back to default. Thanks and I hope you guys understand - M0rphzone (talk) 21:48, 16 October 2011 (UTC)


Hi. I'm confused by the Help:Link color#Making links appear a different color just for you section. It reads:

/* standard link colors */
.mw-body a:link { color: #0000FF; } /* normal unvisited links */
.mw-body a:link:visited { color: #7F007F; } /* visited links */
.mw-body a:link:active { color: #FF0000; } /* active links */
.mw-body { color: #FF0000; } /* new links */
.mw-body a:link.interwiki { color: #3366BB; } /* interwiki links */
.mw-body a:link.external { color: #3366BB; } /* external links */
.mw-body a:link.stub { color: #772233; } /* hovered links */
.mw-body a:link {color: #FF0000}
.mw-body a:visited {color: #00FF00}
.mw-body a:hover {color: #FF00FF}
.mw-body a:active {color: #0000FF}

It looks like there are duplicate declarations here? It's really confusing. --MZMcBride (talk) 00:20, 10 April 2013 (UTC)

There is only one duplicate - .mw-body a:link - and it seems to have been a duplicate since the section was added. --Redrose64 (talk) 16:27, 10 April 2013 (UTC)

Light blue links[edit]

In the color table, the text describing light blue links mentions bright blue links. I could be mistaken but shouldn't it read light blue links. I am not certain enough to change it. Can someone check it please? I don't see bright blue mentioned anywhere else in the table. Thanks. Probing Mind (talk) 07:23, 26 April 2013 (UTC)

I've changed it. That text was originally added in 2008, so perhaps the interwiki links were displayed in a brighter blue back then. -- John of Reading (talk) 07:32, 26 April 2013 (UTC)
Yes, most of the link colours changed with the introduction of the Vector skin in Spring 2010. In general, the blues became darker and the purples became bluer. Reds, IIRC, remained the same. --Redrose64 (talk) 15:10, 26 April 2013 (UTC)

How to change the color of visited red links?[edit]

I have a custom stylesheet, however, my color setting are overriding the visited red links. I want to keep visited red links red, so how do I change it? My stylesheet is located here: User:Andros 1337/vector.css. ANDROS1337TALK 14:11, 3 May 2013 (UTC)

In Vector skin, the default colours for red links are      #ba0000 (like this) for unvisited links, and      #a55858 (like this) for visited red links. If you want the visited links to take on the brighter red, you could try
.mw-body { color:#ba0000; }
but surely they would then be indistinguishable from the unvisited ones? --Redrose64 (talk) 16:08, 3 May 2013 (UTC)
This worked, thanks. ANDROS1337TALK 18:32, 3 May 2013 (UTC)