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  • I’m having a problem with the large, hanging capital at the beginning of the first paragraph of posts. The editor freezes once the first initial has been typed and I cannot write anything more. I have to write the first paragraph in notepad and paste it in.

    Is there any way of solving this, or is it just me? I’m using Google Chrome version 23.0.1271.64 m. My site is

    Thank you! Diolch yn fawr!

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  • Moderator Andrew Nevins


    Try disabling plugins and check whether the problem persists. I suppose the problem is only within the dashboard?

    Thanks Andrew, but I don’t have any plugins installed. Yes, it’s only within the dashboard. I’m currently writing an “about me” page and I had the same problem.

    Don’t know if it will solve the freezing problem, but you could remove the first capital styling and see if that helps. That code is in the erudite.css file starting on lines 146:

    body.single .entry-content > p:first-child:first-letter, .first-post .entry-content > p:first-child:first-letter {
        font-size: 4.5em;
        line-height: 0.65em;
    .entry-content > p:first-child:first-letter {
        background: url("../images/stripes.png") repeat scroll 0 0 #555555;
        color: #FFFFFF;
        float: left;
        font-size: 3em;
        line-height: 0.7em;
        margin: 0.05em 0.1em 0 0;
        padding: 0.1em;

    You might also try another browser and/or computer in case that has anything to do with it.

    Theme Author Matt Wiebe


    Eunice: this is a known WebKit (Chrome or Safari) issue. You can either 1) try Firefox, or 2) install the Options Framework plugin to enable Theme Options and enable the “Disable editor style” option.

    How do I correctly get rid of the hanging capital without screwing things up?

    … A way to turn it on/off would be awesome!
    Writing stories and articles it’s nice to have that handing capital, though when writing alternative modernistic poetry and suchs it would be nice to be able to drop it.

    A cheap hack is to skip the first line of a post and the hanging cap won’t be used. It’ll create a larger gap between the header and the text but I doubt many readers will notice it.

    Or you can get rid of it entirely by commenting out these lines from the erudite.css file:

    body.single .entry-content > p:first-child:first-letter, .first-post .entry-content > p:first-child:first-letter {font-size:4.5em; line-height:.65em;}
    .entry-content > p:first-child:first-letter {font-size:3em; float:left; background:#555 url(../images/stripes.png) repeat; color:#fff; margin:.05em .1em\
    0 0; padding: .1em ; line-height:.7em;}
    body.webkit.set-in-hoeflertext .entry-content > p:first-child:first-letter {padding:.2em .1em 0;}

    But then you won’t be able to use it ever. If you want some elegant solution to turn it on or off as needed, then I have no idea. Well some idea but I don’t know enough to implement it.

    Thanks for the tip-offs. I’ll think about them.

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