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  1. Fiona
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hellp! I am struggling a bit with one thing in particular. It's probably really simple to sort! Here is the link to my site http://www.outsource-typing.com. Now, on ever single page, e.g. "Home", "Services", etc it has the drop-down menu - fantastic - but it also (rather irritatingly) displays "Home", "Services, etc., below the header and at the top of the start of the text, if you see what I mean. I'm not great with HTML but have a very basic knowledge so I went in to see if I could delete the bloomin' thing and when I appear to remove it, it removes the link to the page - ARgggggGHhhhh! If someone could help with this I'd be very, very happy indeed :)

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I'm sorry but your chosen theme is not released under GPL. Non GPL products are not welcome in the WordPress community. Official WordPress policy states that all plugins and themes that are publicly released are required to adhere to http://wordpress.org/about/gpl/

    Any support requests for non-GPL products are usually ignored, in the interests of supporting the community and its freedoms. I would also strongly recommend that read this article and consider changing to a theme from a reputable source asap.

  3. Fiona
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Ooh, I had absolutely no idea. I chose the theme from the tons that seem to be available through WordPress (I didn't - as the article mentions, download from an internet search!). I had assumed, as they are all readily available to apply to your site through WordPress, that they are all safe to use. Is there a warning hidden somewhere? Hmmmm. Thanks for the article.

  4. Fiona
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Okay, sorry - I've now downloaded a theme from Themelab and it's doing the same thing with the "Home" but now it's adding the date, too - how do I get rid of this?! It's driving me bonkers. Thanks again. F

  5. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I chose the theme from the tons that seem to be available through WordPress

    The only themes available through WordPress are from http://wordpress.org/extend/themes/ I'd suggest that you try one of these.

  6. Fiona
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I am really confused now. I chose my theme through my WP admin login, thusly: "Appearance", "Themes", then there are two options "Manage themes" and "Install themes". Then there's the option to search themes by keyword and there are many below options in terms of "Colour", "Columns", "Width", "Features", and "Subject".

    Why are these themes offered through the WP admin login area if they aren't safe to use?!!

  7. Fiona
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Also, I have just double-checked my theme and it states:

    "License: GNU General Public License v2.0"

    What does the GNU part mean? Esmi - can you explain for me how you can tell it's not a licensed theme, so that maybe I can avoid any apparently "licensed" but actually unlicensed themes in future?

    Much appreciated.

  8. alchymyth
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    no idea if you changed your theme, but right now you seem to be using this theme from http://wordpress.org/extend/themes/cakifo

    (it always helps if you post these details with your topic)

    you could use css to hide the page title, in style.css:

    .singular-page h1.page-title.entry-title { display: none; }

    or possibly start looking into page.php to find and remove the page title; some line with <h1 class='page-title entry-title'>....

  9. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    can you explain for me how you can tell it's not a licensed theme

    Your original theme was not from

  10. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    can you explain for me how you can tell it's not a licensed theme

    Your original theme was not from WPORG but a 3rd party supplier and was clearly not licensed under GPL (the developer retained all copyrights).

  11. Fiona
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    If it claims it's licensed - and you're saying to me it's actually not - how can I then tell myself (for future ref)? Why are third party suppliers allowed to advertise themes within the WPORG admin login?

    Thanks alchmyth! :)

  12. Jesper Johansen (jayjdk)
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hello,

    I'm the theme author of Cakifo.

    Do you mean that you want to remove the "You are here: Home / Services" section?

    If so, you should create a child theme and add this to your child theme setup function:

    remove_theme_support( 'breadcrumb-trail' );

    Hope that helps you. If not, feel free to ask again.

    But if you have any question beside this one, I recommend that you signup for Theme support on Theme Hybrid. You'll find a section called "Cakifo" on the support forum.

    @esmi
    Do you mean that Cakifo is not GPL? or did he/she use another theme at the time you wrote that?

  13. Fiona
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi Jesper, thanks for your helpful response.

    Sorry to butt in, Esmi, before you answer, but in response to Jesper's question yes, I was using the Cakifo theme at the time Esmi wrote that.

    Esmi writes:

    "Your original theme was not from WPORG but a 3rd party supplier and was clearly not licensed under GPL (the developer retained all copyrights)."

    What's your response to the above, if you can comment?

    It's great that you've joined in on this. Look forward to hearing from you.
    F

  14. Jesper Johansen (jayjdk)
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Before version 1.4, Cakifo was released under GPL but it used elements incompatible with GPL. But that was changed in 1.4 when Cakifo was added to the official theme directory. If that's not the case, it's a mistake. But since it's got accepted, it should be totally licensed under GPL.

  15. Fiona
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    (For the avoidance of doubt, I briefly downloaded an alternative "test" theme from Themelab (as recommended by Esmi's article link) last night. However, my original theme was and is Cakifo and I intend to use this going forward - if it's safe to use). Thanks guys.

  16. Fiona
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I have Cakifo version 1.4.4. What is the "official theme directory"? Is this the one I said earlier that I access through the WPORG admin login? This is where I found the Cakifo v1.4.4 and I haven't updated it, it's always been v1.4.4. Is this version licensed? (As soon as I get confirmation, I can become entitled to have my questions answered on the forums! So thanks :)

  17. Jesper Johansen (jayjdk)
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Yes, it is. You can also see it on the link @alchymyth posted http://wordpress.org/extend/themes/cakifo

    You can download the theme from my website as well - but that link is just a redirect to the WordPress.org download URL.

  18. Fiona
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    There we have it - thank you Jesper!

    Esmi - are you happy enough to answer any of my questions now? What's your comment on the foregoing? It would be great to hear from you. Thanks.

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