css color - How to make button look like a link?

3 Answers


<button>your button that looks like a link</button>


button {
     font: inherit;
     /*border is optional*/
     border-bottom:1px solid #444; 
     cursor: pointer;

See Demo (on JSfiddle)

links html

I need to make a button look like a link using CSS. The changes are done but when I click on it, it shows as if it's pushed as in a button. Any idea how to remove that, so that the button works as a link even when clicked?

If you don't mind using twitter bootstrap I suggest you simply use the link class.

<link rel="stylesheet" href="https://stackpath.bootstrapcdn.com/bootstrap/4.1.1/css/bootstrap.min.css" integrity="sha384-WskhaSGFgHYWDcbwN70/dfYBj47jz9qbsMId/iRN3ewGhXQFZCSftd1LZCfmhktB" crossorigin="anonymous">
<button type="button" class="btn btn-link">Link</button>

I hope this helps somebody :) Have a nice day!

You can't style buttons as links reliably throughout browsers. I've tried it, but there's always some weird padding, margin or font issues in some browser. Either live with letting the button look like a button, or use onClick and preventDefault on a link.