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Adding a subtitle to my homepage header (8 posts)

  1. belenenses
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Hi Guys,

    This is my first day with WordPress and I'm trying to think of the equivalent with CuteHTML a year ago. Difficult to do, but WordPress doesn't come over to me as being as simple to use design wise as it claims to be.

    I want to do something that would be really simple in HTML - add some text to my header - a subtitle. How to so it? The on-line tutorials show me how to add a photo, which i dont want to (but it would have to be a stock one anyway, not my own) but no reference to my simple query.

    If I mess around with the coding just to experiment, I cannot view it in a browser to see if my alterations are okay; and If i save my work and it's wrong (which it was) I have a terrible time trying to rectify it rather than being able just to click a back-button and undo unwanted work. Will it get any better/easier? Or should I just return to adding static pages to my easy-to-use website and add a RSS feed?

    Your comments are welcome as too would be the coding resolution to my problem.

    Thanks,

    B.

  2. belenenses
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Hi Guys,

    Still no reply on this presumably fairly simple issue. Can anyone help?

    Thanks.

    B.

  3. Technokinetics
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    In the dashboard, on the Settings > General page you can change your blog's tagline / subtitle.

    To display this in your header, add <p><?php bloginfo('description'); ?></p> to your header.php theme file.

    - Tim

  4. belenenses
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Hi Tim,

    Thanks. The Settings rubric is very useful. Thanks for pointing it out!

    So I have now placed a subtitle where formerly there wasn't one. However...I'd like to change the Font size on the main heading and cannot see how to do it. I tried changing the code from <h1> to <h2> but the result was to totally displace the text out of the header area amongst other problems.

    What to do and Where can I read up on this in layman's language?

    Thanks,

    B.

  5. Technokinetics
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Font size is a styling issue, so should be controlled through your style.css theme file.

    If you're new to CSS, then W3Schools may help.

    - Tim

  6. maviefol
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    <p><?php bloginfo('description'); ?><p>

    Although this does add my tagline...it's not adding it where I need it to be. I'm putting it after the blog title code but it's showing above it. my site

    I took it off all together. But I still want it on, I just don't know where exactly to put it in the header.php

    Thanks!

  7. maviefol
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Well, I actually figured this out on my own. It seems that that is actually possible when no one replies, lol.

    the above code needed: I had to add <h2 id="description"> to get it to work and then put stuff in the styles for description.

    So it looks like this:

    <div id="header">
            			<h1 id="logo"><a href="<?php echo get_option('home'); ?>/"><?php bloginfo('name') ?></a></h1><p><p><h2 id= "description"><?php bloginfo('description'); ?></p></p></h2>

    and in the stylesheet:

    #description {
    position: relative;
    top: 7px;
    left: 40px;
    font-size; 26px;
    font-family: Cambria, "Chapparral Pro", Georgia, "Times New Roman", serif;
    }

    of course you'll have to tweek your fonts/sizes/top/etc...but this hopefully will help someone! Good luck. btw, I'm using the grunge floral theme.

  8. maviefol
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    uhhhhh, forgot to write that that first block (above) goes in the header. the first part of the info is already in your header, i just included it to guide you to where you should look in the header.php

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