Moving Header All to the Top (Twentytwelve) (5 posts)

  1. bensen47em
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi, after searching in the forum I already managed to swap the header with the navigation menu which was so simple and worked awesome (thx to alchymyth).

    Now i would like to find an, if possible similar nice way to hide the Title and Subtitle of the Blog, and letting the page begin with the header right at the top. I guess one way would be to move the header/ page upwards and kind of move the unwanted parts out of the visible area.

    But maybe there are better suggestions?
    I am using a child theme.

    I am thankful for any help given. Ben

  2. bensen47em
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Ok, in the Appearance- Header Options I could tick "Dont show Header Text" which solved half of my Problem.

    But how do I Make my Header Fill out the whole of the white Space on the Sides and the Above?

  3. Michael
    Part-Time Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    make sure to use a child theme for your customisations; http://codex.wordpress.org/Child_Themes

    try working with a browser inspection tool (I use Firefox' web developer add-on, but most modern broswers have some sort of tools) to find out where the padding and the white spaces comes from.

    for any further suggestions, it will help if you can post a live link to your site to illustrate what you have so far.

  4. bensen47em
    Posted 2 years ago #

    hey thx for the hints!

    childtheme: got it
    link of my site: cant do, still not online unfortunaetly

    ive tried the browser inspection tool from chrome, unfortunately i cant even properly use the info i get from there. i dont know where to look for the values shown by the inspectiontool: in the css or a php file... but to be honest havent even understood the very basics of php and the way a wordpress site is constructed. and the css sheets have so many styles, id, containers, classes, etc. that it really confuses me.

    to get back to the point: (if you could help me)
    1. where would i have to edit? (header.php, function.php, style.css, or else?)
    2. and what values would be good?

    Thank you so much for taking the time to read. Ben

  5. dragonsjaw
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Look in the CSS file
    Add what ever styles you want to change to YOUR child css file.
    If you use the webdeveloper tool bar on Firefox, you can go to 'outline' then block elements, and it will show where everything in the structure of the theme is.
    There is quite a learning curve to customizing themes.

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