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Change styling and wording of our "Tags" sidebar #5295

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@@ -2,12 +2,12 @@
 <!-- This is the sidebar tagging display, also renders Subscribe button for multiple subscription -->
-  <h1 style="display: inline-block; margin-right: 20px;">Tags</h1>
+  <h2 style="display: inline-block; margin-right: 20px;">Tags</h2>
   <% if @node && !@node.node_tags.empty? && ((current_user && @node.liked_by(current_user.uid)) || !current_user) %>
     <%= render partial: 'tag/subscribe_button', locals:{tags: @node.node_tags} %>
   <% end %>
-<em class="italics"><a href="/tags">Tags</a> organize our knowledge base. Click to learn more or subscribe to a topic.</em>
+<p style="font-style:italic;color:#aaa;"><small><a href="/tags">Tags</a> organize our knowledge base. Click one to learn more or subscribe to a topic.</small></p>
 <% if @node %>
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commented Mar 28, 2019

This one is for you, @jtmims !


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commented Mar 29, 2019

hi..i am interested to solve the issue. but can you help me with starting of the contribution


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commented Mar 29, 2019

Hi @Swati-rachamalla, this issue is already assigned but we would love to have your help with other issues. You can comment here- #4963 to get yourself issue assigned or go through and claim one which is not assigned/claimed to/by another contributor yet.


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@CoderJolly CoderJolly referenced a pull request that will close this issue May 9, 2019


Update _tagging.html.erb #5698

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commented May 9, 2019

Generated PR #5698

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