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[resolved] Removing details from Posts and Blog page (11 posts)

  1. stbedesantafe
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    I really like this theme. I am using it for a church website:

    wwww.bedetrial.org

    I am using the blog page as my "News" page, bringing the "headline" to the static front page sidebar. This much is easy for me (not a programmer at all).

    http://www.bedetrial.org/news/

    I know you've covered some of these requests in other Topics, but I don't understand how to accomplish them (again, not a programmer). I have two (2) inquiries - which seem like they should be doable to me.

    (1) I would like to remove from the Posts: Author, Categories, Posted In, and Last Modified. Basically, only have the date of the News item.

    (2) I would like to remove from my News page the right sidebar, which includes things I will never use any of those widgets (Recent Comments, Meta, etc.)

    !!!*** Well, duh, I figured out how to accomplish (2) on the widgets page. ***!!!

    Thanks

  2. StyledThemes
    Member
    Theme Author

    Posted 10 months ago #

    Thanks for the comment about liking my theme... as for the post details to leave the date but get rid of the other parts, this unfortunately requires custom coding which would mean having to remove parts of the code that generates the details because it's coded in the theme. I could do this for you but then the bad news is that this would end up being billable time for custom work. The part that is the trickier one is the "author" and categories.

    Normally it would be easier to simply add new css as display none on each of those individually but each needs their own special class. I made a note to do an update for Preference to do this because I know some people have been wanting to do this. I would need about a day or two for this update which I have to upload to WordPress, get it reviewed and approved by the team.

  3. stbedesantafe
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    I looked at many themes, and Preference Lite really let me "brand" the theme - especially with the ability to put both a logo and an image at the top. It's not a busy theme, and it comes across as elegant.

    I think allowing people to opt out of those various data fields in a post would be a big benefit to website flexibility. Use of WordPress is moving beyond blogging, and I've seen many different posts regarding removing those fields, but the responses all require editing the CSS or php files, which leaves me (and probably a lot of others) out in the cold.

    Thanks for considering this.

  4. StyledThemes
    Member
    Theme Author

    Posted 10 months ago #

    No worries...I've been seeing the trend lately, so I will start to make this easier for everyone by doing an update to Preference, but also for new theme releases.

  5. StyledThemes
    Member
    Theme Author

    Posted 10 months ago #

    I have an update for you...I just uploaded (waiting for the WP review team to approve it) version 1.7.2 of Preference Lite which now has classes added to the meta info of:

    1. meta-date
    2. meta-author
    3. meta-categories
    4. meta-comments

    Now you will be able to hide any of the above, although you will still need to create the css to do this because this time around I did not add the function to the theme options. For example, if you want to hide the author, you would do this:

    dd.meta-author: display: none;

    If you want to hide more, then you would just combine them like this:

    dd.meta-date,
    dd.meta-author,
    dd.meta-categories,
    dd.meta-comments { display: none; }

    Adding css can be done either with your child theme's style.css or if you are using the Jetpack plugin, using the css editor.

    If you do not want to wait for it to go live, you can contact me from my website and I will be happy to send this version to you.

  6. stbedesantafe
    Member
    Posted 9 months ago #

    (1) I don't have a child theme. I am only using Preference Lite. I have read http://codex.wordpress.org/Child_Themes, but I have no idea what it is talking about. Sorry, they lost me at "create a directory in your themes directory....". I just want to create a web site.

    (2) I added the longer "meta" language to the very end of the style.css file. As is, no added brackets, but nothing happened to the appearance: date, author, category are still there. Here's what the end of the style.css file looks like:

    .wk-slideshow-preference .caption,
    .wk-slideshow-preference .next,
    .wk-slideshow-preference .prev { display: none; }
    }

    dd.meta-date,
    dd.meta-author,
    dd.meta-categories,
    dd.meta-comments { display: none; }`

    Any suggestions about what I'm doing wrong?

  7. StyledThemes
    Member
    Theme Author

    Posted 9 months ago #

    For #1 in your post, this theme has a child theme available for you which is found in the theme files and a folder called "child-theme". This is a child theme you can install like a normal theme but you want to make sure you have Preference Lite installed, but it doesn't have to be active.

    For #2, make sure you are using version 1.7.2 of Preference Lite. If not, you can update it from your WordPress admin, and then doing the display none will work.

  8. stbedesantafe
    Member
    Posted 9 months ago #

    #1 - still not understanding the function of child theme, but apparently I don't need it.

    #2 - it works! This is perfect.

    Thank you!

  9. StyledThemes
    Member
    Theme Author

    Posted 9 months ago #

    You're welcome :)

  10. muddauber
    Member
    Posted 9 months ago #

    StyledThemes, Awaiting your plugin. I can't believe that WordPress doesnt have some of these features as part of the core framework. You can disable the displays with Joomla and Drupal with a click of a button.

    You are dead on with where WordPress should be going with development.

    Let me know when you make an update to your plugin!

  11. StyledThemes
    Member
    Theme Author

    Posted 9 months ago #

    Hi muddauber....It surprised me of many things the core of WordPress should have but they don't. However, since I started designing themes for WordPress, I can easily say WordPress has come a long way from what it was in the beginning. I think they are just starting to realize that WP is being used more as a website cms than a blog and only a matter of time before we start to see more features as part of the core.

    As for Joomla, which I use for my own site, I've worked with Joomla for over 6 years now, but it's kind of hard to compare the two because both have their own markets.

    My goal though is to gradually bring some Joomla functionality into my themes, albeit, bits at a time.

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