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Style differently the active (just clicked) link in Categories and other widgets

Old Feb 27, 2010, 12:17 PM
61 posts · May 2009
Is there a way to style differently the "active" (just clicked) link on WP's "Categories" / "Recent Posts" / "Recent Comments" / "Blogroll" and other rather standard widgets displaying collections of links?

Consider http://wordpress.org/showcase/tag/people/ as a prototype of the desired effect: under the "Popular Tags" in the left column, the link "People" has presently been clicked. Note that "People" is gray and is not clickable. It looks like this:

Popular Tags
CMS (83)
Technology (60)

Then, click the blue "Technology (60)" link: it leads to http://wordpress.org/showcase/tag/technology/. Now, "Technology" becomes gray non-clickable, and the link "People (64)" became clickable again:

Popular Tags
CMS (83)
People (64)
Old Feb 27, 2010, 04:13 PM
61 posts · May 2009
I found an answer for "Categories" widget but not for the other kinds of widgets. CSS insert
PHP Code:
li.current-cat a {
color:#FF66FF !important;
border-left:7px solid #FFDDDD !important;
background:#EEEEEE none repeat scroll 0 0;

PHP Code:
li.current-cat a {
color:#FF66FF !important;
border-left:7px solid #FFDDDD !important;
background:#EEEEEE none repeat scroll 0 0;

... works for "Categories" widget because the currently chosen list item will have an added class="current-cat" under the "li" element (I guess it's WP's feature, not the themes?).

However the "Recent Posts" / "Recent Comments" / "Blogroll" widgets don't seem to provide any means to tell the currently selected item from the other items on the list (again, I guess it's WP's feature, not the theme's)... Any thoughts?

Last edited by ymf; Feb 27, 2010 at 05:02 PM.
Old Mar 3, 2010, 03:58 PM
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it falls in the lap of the widget author. If they don't output something unique then there is no way to style it.
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