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    i just made child theme of twenty eleven theme, i want to remove the space between page Title and above area, its a huge white space almost taking half of page, so could anyone tell me please how to remove this white space ?!?

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  • esmi


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    Try adding:

    #main, .hentry {padding:0;}

    to your child’s stylesheet.

    terrific !, thanx esmi , it worked, cud you also tell me that how to reduce the the gray space above the (white content area) ?



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    #page {margin-top:0;}

    I recommend using Firefox and the Firebug add-on for this kind of work.

    ok, thankx 🙂

    didnt work for me by adding it to stylesheet in child theme style.css

    Still have no clue how to do this. I”m beginning to really dislike this – nothing is easy to fix. Where do I find this “stylesheet” to add the #page(margin-top:0} I don’t even know where to start looking.

    Traicor – If you are not sure what a stylesheet is (site level control for all borders, colors, fonts, shading, etc.), then you probably need someone else building your blog, page, site, etc.



    @salsafire — Your comment makes no sense. WordPress is designed for amateurs to become pros. It’s the very reason we have these forum boards. @Traicor — keep playing with it, keep learning it, and then there will be no need for jerks like @salsafire.

    didn’t work for me either. I’ve made several changes to the style.css and they work fine, but this one is having no effect. Can there be some reasons for this?

    And for Traicor433, you need to check the wordpress site for Creating a Child Theme, it is quite easy to do. Then you go to Dashboard > Appearance > Editor and make sure you select your Child Theme before editing. Alternatively you can use FTP to download the style.css (found in wp-content/themes/childtheme



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    esmi, I applied the code you mentioned #page {margin-top:0;} for removing the gray space above the theme and this worked, but I’d like to know how you got that because I was using the firebug, clicked that above area to get the HTML and CSS code and the code I got for that was this:

    HTML line:
    <html lang=”en-US” dir=”ltr”>

    html, body, div, span, applet, object, iframe, h1, h2, h3, h4, h5, h6, p, blockquote, pre, a, abbr, acronym, address, big, cite, code, del, dfn, em, font, ins, kbd, q, s, samp, small, strike, strong, sub, sup, tt, var, dl, dt, dd, ol, ul, li, fieldset, form, label, legend, table, caption, tbody, tfoot, thead, tr, th, td {
    border: 0 none;
    font-family: inherit;
    font-size: 100%;
    font-style: inherit;
    font-weight: inherit;
    margin: 0;
    outline: 0 none;
    padding: 0;
    vertical-align: baseline;

    Then how do you determine is #page?

    To lower the space above the header, change the margin below in style.css

    /* =Structure
    ———————————————– */

    body {
    padding: 0 2em;
    #page {
    margin: .75em auto;
    max-width: 1000px;

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