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  • Resolved drlgreen

    (@drlgreen)


    I am wondering if i can accomplish what you see below in the free version of the Cubic theme, or do i need the paid version. Can you let me know?

    Thanks much.

    1. Display pages on the homepage rather than posts
    2. Remove the date from the posts that display on the homepage (also remove dates from post headers)
    3. Remove the menu items that display below the search bar
    4. Customize the menu above the search bar (currently it’s defaulting to “Menu” as the title)
    5. Remove the “Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com. | The Cubic Theme.”
    6. Remove comments from posts
    7. Integrate plugins

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  • Moderator Kathryn

    (@zoonini)

    Automattic Happiness Engineer

    Hi there, it sounds like you’re asking questions about the WordPress.com version of Cubic. You’ve found yourself in the WordPress.org forums for self-hosted folks, who are running the WordPress software on their own hosting.

    You can learn here about the differences between WordPress.com and self-hosted (WordPress.org) sites:

    WordPress.com and WordPress.org

    I’ll answer your questions here for now, but if you need help with a WordPress.com site in the future, please go ahead and post over in the WordPress.com forums:

    https://en.forums.wordpress.com/

    1. Display pages on the homepage rather than posts

    You can set a static page to be the front page in any WordPress theme.

    2. Remove the date from the posts that display on the homepage (also remove dates from post headers)

    You can do this with custom CSS, which on WordPress.com is a feature available with the Premium or Business plan.

    3. Remove the menu items that display below the search bar

    Do you mean the items in the “Recent Posts” area? That’s a widget, so if don’t add that widget then it won’t be displayed.

    4. Customize the menu above the search bar (currently it’s defaulting to “Menu” as the title)

    You can customize the menu by adding whatever elements you like. The word “Menu” is fixed, but will display in whatever language you set your site to.

    The word “Menu” may also be hidden with custom CSS if you prefer.

    5. Remove the “Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com. | The Cubic Theme.”

    You may not remove the footer credit on WordPress.com – all users, including our VIP clients must keep the credit present to be hosted on WordPress.com. You may adjust its look and feel with custom CSS to match your other customizations as long as the credit remains legible.

    On a self-hosted site (running the WordPress software on your own hosting) the credit is not required.

    6. Remove comments from posts

    Sure, you may turn off comments on pages or posts in any theme.

    Enable and Disable Comments for Future Posts and Pages

    Enable and Disable Comments for Published Posts and Pages

    7. Integrate plugins

    WordPress.com has dozens of plugins built in, but you may not add third-party ones; that can only be done on a self-hosted site, where you’re running the software yourself. If you let me know what kind of plugin you’re looking for, I can tell you whether WordPress.com already has it.

    Let me know if you have any other questions.

    Thanks much Kathryn – it looks like at least some of the things i want to get done can be accomplished if i switch over to the wordpress.org version of Cubic. I see GoDaddy enables me to migrate my wordpress.com site over to their hosting with an auto-migration feature – if I do that will I then be able to take full advantage of the wordpress.org cubic theme, or do i need instead to start from scratch on GoDaddy with the wordpress.org version?

    Thanks again, much appreciated.

    sacredpath

    (@sacredpath)

    Automattic Happiness Engineer

    I don’t know if GoDaddy will install Cubic. Typically with migrations, they will install the default theme, which is now Twenty Sixteen. You would then need to install Cubic.

    Also, there will likely be some reconfiguration you will need to do, but it shouldn’t be too much trouble since you have already gone through most of it already.

    I would suggest once the migration is done that you keep your WordPress.com site around for a while and under Settings > Reading, Site Visibility set it to Private. That way it is all there just in case you need to get something from it. Sometimes on migrations, some images may not copy over to the new site.

    Do remember that although WordPress has made it much easier to run and administer a self-hosted WordPress installation, you will need to take care of all troubleshooting and such and be able to fix things. These forums are a good source of information and help though.

    got it, thanks sacredpath.

    sacredpath

    (@sacredpath)

    Automattic Happiness Engineer

    You are welcome.

    Please can you help with below
    https://www.chitrakathastills.wordpress.com
    in the mentioned cubic theme the borders are nice and none of the images are stretched, they attain their actual shape and remaining area is covered by black color. How ever in the wordpress.org version I do not see black borders on the front page 🙁
    This is how it is appearing on wordpress.org
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-JnhMbFbLZ4b3o2dE5WUlBkeDQ/view

    I need the earlier one How can this be done
    Thanks

    Hi @chitrakathastills,

    I’m happy to see you were able to resolve your issue by installing Jetpack:

    Able to add display image in cubic theme on wordpress.com but not in wordpress.o

    If you have any extra questions in the future, please start a new thread on this forum. It’s easier for us to provide help when separate questions are kept to separate threads.

    Thanks!

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