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Fix excess theme styling on Social Links block links #18410

merged 2 commits into from Nov 11, 2019


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richtabor commented Nov 8, 2019


Fixes #18115 by adding styles to remove excess underlines, false underlines (via 1px solid shadows), and borders to the <a> elements within the Social Links block.

How has this been tested?

Tested in supported browsers and with core themes that have been reported with this issue.


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Types of changes

Style-only changes within the block's style.scss stylesheet.


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  • My code follows the accessibility standards.
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@richtabor richtabor requested a review from mkaz as a code owner Nov 8, 2019
@richtabor richtabor self-assigned this Nov 8, 2019
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Thanks, looks like a good fix. 👍

@karmatosed karmatosed merged commit fabfd5f into master Nov 11, 2019
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@karmatosed karmatosed deleted the fix/18115/remove-underline-social-links branch Nov 11, 2019
CreativeDive added a commit to CreativeDive/gutenberg that referenced this pull request Nov 12, 2019
* Ensure border, decoration or shadow does not effect social links

* Remove !important properties
@youknowriad youknowriad added this to the Gutenberg 7.0 milestone Nov 25, 2019
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