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  • Hi everyone,

    I’ve got my website up and running, but there are a couple of little things that are bugging me. They’ve been addressed in other posts and on other sites, but they seem to conflict in what they say to do which leave me a bit confused and nervous about trying anything.

    My website is at http://www.nervecentremusic.com

    Queries:
    1. How to I keep the title text of the home page but remove the permalink? Seems silly having something that links to the page it’s on!
    2. How do I get a thumbnail image when I link my site to facebook? Some places say edit header.php and some say edit function.php? I’ve installed a plugin and followed instructions, but that didin’t work.
    3. How do I move the content part of the site up the very top of a window, like, over the grey bit at the top?

    Please bare in mind I’m new to this, so please don’t give me a load of jargon, just tell me what I need to do to fix it, either what bit of CSS I’ve to change, or suggest a plugin.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated because I’m so nearly finished!

    Many thanks!

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  • esmi

    (@esmi)

    Forum Moderator

    1. If it was my site, I’d create a static front page

    2. That varies according to the plugin you use.

    3. Try changing:

    #page {
        margin: 2em auto;
        max-width: 1000px;
    }

    to:

    #page {
        margin: 0 auto;
        max-width: 1000px;
    }

    in your child’s stylesheet.

    Thanks Esmi!

    1. Static front page created. Is there a way to increase the font size of “Nerve Centre is a rock band based in Birmingham, UK”? I removed the titles from pages.

    2. Can you give any more specific advice or recommendation?

    3. Pow! Done! Thanks!

    Many thanks for your help! 🙂

    esmi

    (@esmi)

    Forum Moderator

    1. Not unless you add a class to that line. why not place it in <h1></h1> tags? You’ll get an increased front size and better SEO that way.

    2. Facebook plugins really aren’t “my thing” but if you’re looking for a good Facebook plugin, you couldn’t do much better than http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/simple-facebook-connect/

    1. I tried the <h1><h1> tags and it just makes it look like it was put in bold. How do you mean add a class to that line?

    2. That plugin doesn’t seem to do what I want. Don’t worry about it 🙂

    Many thanks! 🙂

    Josh

    (@josh401)

    Moderator and Editor Customizer

    Add this to your custom CSS:

    .entry-content h1, .entry-content h2, .comment-content h1, .comment-content h2 {
    font-size: 30px;
     }

    That’s perfect Josh! Thank you both for your help.

    While I’ve got your attention though, do either of you know how to get rid of the grey line above the content box?

    Many thanks! 🙂

    Josh

    (@josh401)

    Moderator and Editor Customizer

    Grey line above the content box? Where?

    Btw… I use the same thing from SoundCloud to host my music recordings on my site. I like it.

    Above the Nerve Centre logo?

    Cheers, yeah, SoundClouds’s handy for that 🙂

    Josh

    (@josh401)

    Moderator and Editor Customizer

    Gosh, I NEVER would have noticed that.

    Add this to your CSS:

    #branding {
        border-top: none;
    }

    Perfect, thanks so much Josh!

    I don’t suppose you have any ideas on getting a thumbnail to display when I post a link to my site on facebook?

    Many thanks! 🙂

    Josh

    (@josh401)

    Moderator and Editor Customizer

    How are you posting the link? Just entering it on your wall via facebook?

    Oh, and you’re very welcome 🙂

    Using “Update status” on my profile or using “Link” on my band’s page.

    Josh

    (@josh401)

    Moderator and Editor Customizer

    You should really try to find a plugin that works for you. It makes everything so much simpler.

    Have you tried using addthis? or sharethis?

    This is the plugin that does the business for my facebook issue.

    Anybody who had the same problem I had, please note that you need to remove the “http://” from the url for your image when you put it into the relevant field in settings.

    Many thanks to Josh and Esmi for your help! 😀

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