Tuesday, 20 May 2008


As in "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic."

For example, why does the code courtesy of TeePee render my wowhead links in orange while Okoloth's, courtesy of BigBearButt renders it in purple. The latter shouldn't even work since I took all the html code out. And the purple isn't indicative of the epic nature, I've tried it with rare items, and modified the html code to = rare etc.

A mystery!

I hate code.


  1. Hiya :) There were a few posts that popped up talking about the same thing around the time I posted that article, so I never got around to doing the follow up. Its pretty simple tho -

    1. Edit your article with the links
    2. Click on the "Edit HTML" tab at the top of the article.

    Now this is the only tricky bit in there... You need to scroll down to the link in question, in that article you have where they're all orange, you need to find where it says:


    And change the "q5" bit as below:

    q5 = orange
    q4 = purple
    q3 = blue
    q2 = green
    q1 = white
    q0 = grey

    Alternatively, you can remove the class="q5" bit altogether and it will default to whatever the normal color of your links are, and this is what most people do (if you scroll down to some of your earlier articles, you'll see that's how they show up).

    If you need any more help, feel free to email me (address is on my contact page) :) - I'll post this response on my site as well. If you want to go straight to the source, wowhead have a pretty good user guide on their site as well


    Anyways, hope you stick with the blogging, best of luck! If you want to make a go of it, I'd suggest signing up at http://www.blogazeroth.com - its a community of forums set up for wow bloggers and there is a ton of good info by people that have been doing this a lot longer than i have ;-)

  2. Perfect! Many thanks again.

    And yeah, blogazeroth is bookmarked and perused regularly.