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[Resolved] Editing The Erudite

  • Hi folks

    I’ve decided to use The Erudite as my theme. Looks great!

    Only problem is, I can’t find something I want to change in editor mode. I want to get rid of the ‘blogroll’ part that comes up when clicking on ‘further information’. I can’t seem to find any references to it in the template files.

    Am hoping for a simple solution to this, as I am not very tech-minded at all!

    Thanks for your help.

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  • Where does this “blogroll” appear? i.e. where is the “Further Information” link?

    Also, a link to your site might help.

    Also, try the Theme Options. One of the following two options may be what you’re looking for:

    * Disable ‘Keep Reading’ (Turns off the dynamic Keep Reading / Put Away functionality on the homepage if it doesn’t suit your fancy’)
    * Disable Header/Footer Hiding (Turns off the dynamic show/hide functionality of the header and footer)

    If you go to sidebar.php, it should be hiding there. I think the one you want to get rid of is
    <?php wp_list_bookmarks('title_before=<h3>&title_after=</h3>&show_images=1') ?>
    But I’m not sure if it’ll mangle the footer if you delete it. Give it a go!

    If you go to sidebar.php, it should be hiding there.

    If that’s the case, then the issue is that no Widgets have been added to the dynamic sidebar, thus causing the default content to appear.

    Go to Dashboard -> Appearance -> Widgets, and add some Widgets to Sidebar 3.

    Problem solved. Thanks so much for your help! I’m sure I’ll be back with further questions. 🙂

    Glad you got it sorted!

    So which was the solution?

    Also, could you mark the topic as “Resolved”, in order to facilitate others finding solutions to similar problems?

    Sorry, the solution was that from lowercasename.

    Did you actually change the template file?

    Note that, if you did so, your changes will get over-written when the Theme is updated.

    I did, yes. Thank you for pointing this out!

    Okay, apparently I’m not supposed to have different threads for different questions.

    I need some more help for working with the Erudite theme. As is, the following all show up as italics:

    Public name
    ‘Keep reading’
    ‘Read more’

    I’d like to take all italics out. My site is not published yet; at the moment I am treating Twenty Ten as a holding page.

    Grateful for responses.

    Hi again

    I’ve published the site: http://www.exquisiteterror.com/

    I’d really like to change the italics, as detailed above. I’d also be grateful to be pointed where to change the sizes of the initial letters of the posts. And that stripy background.

    Thank you. 🙂

    These questions are dead simple to answer, if you’re using Chrome Developer Tools (in Chrome: right click, “Inspect Element”) or Firefox Firebug.

    For the Post Author Name, Category list, and Comments link:

    .entry-meta a {
         font-style: italic;

    For Keep Reading link:

    div.reveal p {
         cursor: pointer;
         font-style: italic;
         font-size: 1.3em;
         line-height: 1.846;

    For the Read More links:

    .more-link a {
         font-style: italic;

    For the drop-cap (initial letters):

    .entry-content > p:first-child::first-letter {
         font-size: 3em;
         float: left;
         background: #555 url(../images/stripes.png) repeat;
         color: white;
         margin: .05em .1em 0 0;
         padding: .1em;
         line-height: .7em;

    Thank you Chip. This is great!

    Sorry, I need more help. I am using Firebug Lite, as I use Safari. How do I save the changes? It seems all I can do is view how they look, but cannot change permanently.

    How do I save the changes? It seems all I can do is view how they look, but cannot change permanently.

    You’ll have to edit your Theme style.css file.

    The best approach for doing so is to create a Child Theme, and add your CSS changes to your Child Theme’s style.css file.

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