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  • Resolved wealthyones


    Hi everyone

    Is anyone using the Motion theme successfully?

    I’ve got 2 problems:

    1. When I add an image to the header, it’s blurry, even though it’s a high res shot. What can I do to get it looking crystal clear?

    2. I can’t seem to find where to change the default text that appears in the header banner!!!

    Very frustrated so any help would be much appreciated – thank you!


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  • Moderator keesiemeijer


    URL to site please?

    To change the default text that appears in the header banner look in your theme’s header.php and delete these lines:

    <div id="headerbanner">
    <p>Hey there! Thanks for dropping by <?php bloginfo( 'name' ); ?>! Take a look around and grab the <a href="<?php bloginfo( 'rss2_url' ); ?>">RSS feed</a> to stay updated. See you around!</p>

    Oh wow – thanks so much for that. Have changed the header banner already.

    URL is

    Regarding the image – the default pixel size in the HTML coding is 50 width and 50 height. Even if I change the pixel sizes (eg to 70 and 100), when I upload the image it still automatically crops it to a square….

    Anyway, thanks again.


    Moderator keesiemeijer


    Try this:
    look in the stylesheet for

    #header #logo img {
    	float: left;
    	width: 70px;
    	height: 90px;
    	margin: 5px 10px 10px 0;

    Delete the width and height declarations

    Look in your theme’s functions.php for

    // Custom header image
    define( 'HEADER_TEXTCOLOR', '' );
    define( 'HEADER_IMAGE', '%s/images/genericlogo.png' );
    define( 'HEADER_IMAGE_WIDTH', 50 );
    define( 'HEADER_IMAGE_HEIGHT', 50 );
    define( 'NO_HEADER_TEXT', true );

    And change the “HEADER_IMAGE_WIDTH” and “HEADER_IMAGE_HEIGHT” to the dimensions of the 000004701207Small.jpg. and re-upload the header image.

    Thanks once again for that – it worked!! Thank you!!

    Can you help me with one more thing?

    I’ve added a couple of posts and have annoying tag lists underneath each one. Is this really necessary and if not, how do I remove this?


    Moderator keesiemeijer


    If you don’t want to have tags underneath your posts remove this line in: home.php, index.php, single.php archive.php
    <div class="tags"><?php the_tags( 'Tags: ', ', ', '' ); ?></div>

    Thank you once again – you really do know your stuff and I’m very grateful for your help.

    Do you know whether it is possible to have drop down menus from the categories? At the moment I only have 2 categories – ‘Benefits’ and ‘Egyptian Roots’. When someone clicks on ‘benefits’ I would like to have a drop down menu that lists each individual benefit (ie improvement of circulation) so that they can then click on each one, depending on what is of interest.

    Can this be done with Motion do you know?


    Oh wow – I’ve actually managed to work out the drop down menu for myself!!! Things are looking up :0

    Well, as you’ll probably know – it was easy peasy if you know how.

    anyway – thank you once again for all your help


    Hello wealthyones – what did you do to the code to get the drop down menu to work in the motion theme? Can you email me – please?

    I looked in to this and came up with a small hack. It it´s not by any means perfect but it will get you started.

    In the header.php, change this:

    [Code moderated as per the Forum Rules. Please use the pastebin]

    You will need to change the CSS some more for this to look good but this gets you going!

    Good luck!

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