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Wordpress Template Issue - Links Within Posts Not Clickable

Links not clickable in FireFox or Chrome, work fine in IE

10:32 pm on Apr 22, 2010 (gmt 0)

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I have an issue with the Wordpress template that I use for my primary site. For some odd reason links that are posted within an article that I post to my site are not clickable within Mozilla FireFox or Google Chrome. The do, however, work as they are supposed to in Microsoft Internet Explorer.

A cursory examination of the HTML of the generated page looks to be fine. The hyperlink is formatted properly, the tags are closed, etc. The page also displays just fine as well. The only noticeable issue is the non-clickable links.

The thing that has me the most perplexed is the fact that it not only displays properly in IE (as it does in Chrome and FireFox) but that the links work in IE. As the HTML of the link itself is perfect, I can not see any reason as to why Chrome and FF refuse to treat them as links.

Also - another issue I just noticed is that while the page looks fine visually in FF and Chrome, you cannot select any text. The mouse cursor remains an arrow even when hovered over the article text instead of becoming the text cursor as it should. This leads me to believe that something in the formatting of the page is telling FF and Chrome to display the article text as an image or something to that effect. When displayed in IE the text cursor shows up as it should and you can highlight/copy portions as you should be able to.

Any ideas as to what is causing this issue? I'd post a link to an example but I know that external links are not allowed from this forum. (I will PM a link to anyone that requests it)

Thanks in advance for your help!

1:33 pm on Apr 23, 2010 (gmt 0)


WebmasterWorld Administrator jatar_k is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member

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I would still look to the output html, maybe there is a bad div or link/a somewhere outside or that was left open

they aren't clickable because, as you found, some clickable or linked item is superceding them, IE just guessed right, the others are showing asis I bet.