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How To Hide Site Name and Maintain SEO

  • I’m using Twenty Ten 1.2 and would like to name my site without having the site name showing on my pages. I don’t want to delete the site title from the general settings because I want my site to be found when searched for. I’ve researched this topic, but I couldn’t find any of the same code the other sites were telling me to find. Is it theme specific? Please help 🙂

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  • I’m not really knowledgeable on the SEO but I think indenting it would be the way to go.

    Set the div containing the site title to indent -9999px in your css

    Thank you for getting back to me! Ok, so I do not understand what you have just told me. I am a photographer learning WordPress on my own time. I am good at following directions- can you briefly tell me the steps to do so? I greatly appreciate it- thank you!

    can you provide a link to your site. I’ll tell you what code to change It’s been a while since I read SEO stuff but what i’m suggesting is basicly moving the tile far to the right so it won’t show for a normal user but can still be crawled by bots.

    You don’t want to use CSS to hide a <div>. It’s considered cloaking (or something like that) and can harm your search engine ranking.

    A better idea would be to replace your site name with an image and then put your company’s name in the alt tag for the image.

    Here’s a tutorial on how to do it:

    Add “Logo” To Twenty Ten WordPress

    adrianecalaway.com

    Thanks, let me know what you think.

    try adding this to your style.css file

    #site-title {
    indent: -9999px;
    }

    if it’s not working put the title back and i’ll look some more

    Does it matter where I add that in my style.css?

    it can but without having an actual title to inspect I can’t really be more precise. Try putting it at the end and if it’s not working enter a title in your setting and i’ll be able to tell you what css rule to change.

    Ok, so I put that line of code at the end of my style.css, but it added a site name footer instead. I erased the added line, but the footer remained. Anyway, I’ve left the site name on so you can see what it’s doing. Thank you so much! This will help me out greatly.

    hmmm it’s been a long night… what i gave you wasn’t a real property. The correct name is text-indent.

    So now if i gave you the right code it should work hehe

    in your style.css file change line 341

    from

    #site-title {
    float: left;
    font-size: 30px;
    line-height: 36px;
    margin: 0 0 18px 0;
    width: 700px;
    }

    to

    #site-title {
    float: left;
    font-size: 30px;
    line-height: 36px;
    margin: 0 0 18px 0;
    width: 700px;
    text-indent: -9999px;
    }

    and change line 189
    from

    #site-info {
    float: left;
    font-size: 14px;
    font-weight: bold;
    width: 700px;
    }

    to

    #site-info {
    float: left;
    font-size: 14px;
    font-weight: bold;
    width: 700px;
    text-indent: -9999px;
    }

    PS: Going to sleep. I’ll check back tomorow and see if this solved it.

    Ok, so I did exactly what you suggested, but unfortunately it didn’t change anything. Let me know what else you can come up with whenever you get a chance. Thanks!

    weird. it was working for me. Can you put the title back. I’ll try and see what I missed.

    Ok I put the title back for you!

    It’s still working on my side. Sorry to insist on my previous answer but could you recheck by copy/pasting my codes over your old ones. That way I would be certain it’s not a typo or something that breaking it on your side.

    Thanks

    I triple checked just now and unfortunately it still doesn’t change anything. Any other suggestions?

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