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[resolved] Problem with titles when switching between themes (25 posts)

  1. cherylhart2106
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I'm using Clean Retina theme - does the title of the home page *have* to be displayed at the top of the body copy? Is there a way to remove the bolded heading from the top of the body copy but still keep it as the title?

    I originally set up my WP site using Twenty Twelve then switched to Clean Retina. In Twenty Twelve, I was able to display a bolded heading at the top of the body copy (Seattle-based freelance writer) that was different to the title of the page (Home). But when I switched to Clean Retina, the Home page renamed itself to 'Seattle-based freelance writer'. I have no idea if I'm making sense - it's hard to explain...!

    If anyone is able to offer any insight I'd be so grateful - I'm a complete newb (but you guessed that, right?) and am finding it all a bit frustrating:(

    Thanks in advance!

  2. cherylhart2106
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

  3. sitespeed
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Please provide your url

  4. cherylhart2106
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Apologies! It's http://cherylhartfreelance.com
    Thanks:)

  5. sitespeed
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I don't see " Seattle based Freelance Writer " on your website . Are you using a cache plugin like w3 total cache, then you need to refresh that cache.

  6. cherylhart2106
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I had to delete that page as it had switched places with the home page, making the home page second on the tab bar, and I couldn't figure out how to switch it back. I was planning to add it in again once I'd figured out the title issue. I also tried refreshing the cache like you suggest, but it hasn't made any difference. The title of the page (Home) still appears at the top of the body copy. Hope that makes sense! Thanks again!

  7. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    You can hide that using CSS, but before doing any changes to any theme files -- does that theme have a custom CSS option built in?

  8. cherylhart2106
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Yes I think so - is that Editor?

  9. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    It would need to be a custom CSS, not the theme style.css file. If you change things there, the changes will be erased when the theme is updated.

  10. cherylhart2106
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I see... how do I find out if there's a custom CSS? (again, apologies for being a total newb at this)

  11. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I just looked at the theme description and it says there is - look under theme options.

  12. cherylhart2106
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Aha yes I see it! What should I enter in there?

  13. cherylhart2106
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    (and thanks for pointing me in the right direction:)

  14. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Oh good, now we're talking! Just add this CSS:

    .entry-title {
       display: none;
    }

    That will hide it on all pages -- is that what you want?

    Clear your browser cache after making changes too.

  15. cherylhart2106
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hooray hooray! You're wonderful, thank you. Yes that worked. But I just added a second page to test if it would always work and the second page has inserted itself in front of the home page on the top bar.... is there a way of keeping the home page as the furthest left tab? So it goes, Home, About me, etc etc

  16. cherylhart2106
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    (my son's just woken up from his nap so if I don't reply for a while please don't give up on me ;) I'm so grateful for your help - I am completely lost in all this!)

  17. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Okay, no problem - son definitely first - we'll be here :)!

    This should be useful re: the menu and arranging it how you like:
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Appearance_Menus_Screen

  18. cherylhart2106
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Ok I'm back! So I think I've confused the issue by not using the correct lingo - I think what I mean is that I need to change the order of the pages in the Navigation bar. So Home comes first, then About me, then Testimonials. Strangely when I added the About me page it appeared before Home in the Nav bar, but when I added Testimonials it appeared neatly at the end of the Nav bar... Is it just me or is this confusing? I tried putting a number in the Order box in the Quick Edit but that just removed the pages from the Nav bar altogether. (I had a look at the link you pasted above but it pretty much lost me at the first sentence)
    Any other help you can give at this point to a tired and pregnant mum who can't even have a glass of wine to ease the process, would be much appreciated!:) Thanks a million!

  19. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Oh my, you're pregnant too -- how old is your son? That's tough - but kinda "bad with the good - really good?!" The menus can typically be configured by drag and drop -- so that's actually really easy. (Unless that theme is doing something else - I haven't used it so not sure.)

  20. cherylhart2106
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Yeah.. I know... it's crazy town right now. My son is 18 months old... Sooo anyway drag and drop sounds like something I can definitely do - where do I start?
    Thanks again for not giving up on me!

  21. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    OMG - well kudos and good thoughts to you :). Under Appearance >> Menus -- then you should be able to drag/drop the menu items. See the linked page for more details. But like I said, it's possible that theme has some other set-up so see if there is any info about that -- maybe under theme options.

  22. cherylhart2106
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    You're a superstar! Thanks, that's done it. I didn't realize I had to create a new Menu first. Done! So last question (I promise) how do I add those little Facebook, Linkedin, Google+ buttons etc so people can click on them and it takes them to my LInkin / Facebook / G+ page etc? I looked in forums but I could only find answers to how to add share buttons.

  23. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    There are a bunch of plugins that will add those -- but frankly, I see a ton of problems with a lot of them. So I really don't know which one might be good - you might need to try some. Look for compatibility with WP3.5.1 and lots of users. Here's one that fits that description, though not sure if it's what you want:

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/social-media-widget/

  24. cherylhart2106
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I'll give it a whirl! Thanks so much:) Really appreciate you giving up your time to help me

  25. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    You're more than welcome and good luck with everything. Come back if you run into other problems :).

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