Hide Title
Making this non-coder friendly (9 posts)

  1. Caps
    Posted 4 years ago #

    "I don't want to edit my theme files, can't you just add an option page?"

    I would have to request that the plugin installation be friendly for the non-coder. The complications is removing the heading styles from being identified thus removed with the Hide Title plugin. Heading styles allow the author to better stylize the title. So you would hide the page title and create a stylized one with the header element.


  2. Dojo Digital
    Plugin Author

    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hi Caps,

    Thanks so much for your feedback! I'm in the process of updating the plugin thanks to some great feedback from people like you.

    Just to be clear, are you asking for the ability to add your own selector via an options page?

    Thanks again!

  3. RonDsy
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hi Randy,

    I am filling in for Caps until he returns back from vacation, we have both reviewed Hide Title and found it most useful.

    " . . . are you asking for the ability to add your own selector via an options page?" Precisely, the user would see a selector to various title style options.

    The other consideration is having a CSS function for interline spacing. The problem using the heading style is the top and bottom interline spacing. Many times these upper and bottom offsets are not desirable, they contain too much space.

    Here is how I see the solution: You offer not only the ability to hide a title, but to display titles using a style picker - so that the publisher may create custom styles - they could set and save:

    A - Font color using a color picker
    B - Font size
    C - Alignment - left, center, right
    D - Font type (perhaps include Google's fonts)
    E - Interline spacing for top
    F - Interline spacing for bottom
    G - Margin-left

    In practice, themes should offer consistency, page titles would be one of those, however, allow the content builder to use their own discretion to change a title style - allow them to deviate if they wish. Here is an example:

    The author is getting ready for a promotion, the author may desire the page title to be different from the WordPress default - which is dictated by the current theme. Your Hide Title plugin would also allow the author the freedom to dress up this particular page with a different style which better integrates with the page design.

    Think of the Hide Title plugin as a function of a theme engine, allowing flexibility for the content creator to have say on how the title for any page will be styled.

    Caps and I have reviewed your plugin and discovered that if a theme does not allow you to hide a title, your plugin is needed. Now add the function of being able to select from pre-made or custom styles, the Hide Title plugin is much more then hiding, it has now the elegance to stylize a title.

    Page titles are good for page labeling and not always good to display when published -

    Here are the problems:

    The page title inter-line spacing may not work with the page layout or when images are at the page top, so this is another reason to hide a page title. By default hide all page titles because they are generic in: positioning, style and in line spacing, good for consistency, bad for custom page design. I can tweak my titles to look good using my theme, even so, titles get in the way.

    Conclusion - You have presented a great plugin that is needed and would like to thank you for your great work. There are thousands of WordPress users that are unaware of the benefits of the Hide Title plugin, most would ask, now why would I want to hide a page title? This is all about educating the content provider and not the admin.

    In support of Hide Page, I have suggested to Talking Manuals, that it be staged up as a featured plugin.



  4. Dojo Digital
    Plugin Author

    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hi Ron,

    Thanks a lot for your feedback and kind words. I will definitely consider your suggestions for the next iteration.

    In the meantime, a great work-around for re-styling the title on a page-by-page basis would be to hide it via the plugin and then add it to the content with the HTML Editor and give it it's own class:

    <h1 class="style-me-differently">My Title</h1>

    I use this method a lot, but obviously only theme editors would be able to do this so your comments are still very relevant.

    Thanks again!

  5. rojoyinc
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I wish the "all pages" display would show a "working title" so we can see what page we want to edit and a "show title" click box?

    I'm surprised this isn't an option- MOST people won't want to show the page title a top every page. so far - I'm just not giving any of my pages names but that's a pain in the arse.

  6. rojoyinc
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Or I give them names as I create/edit and then remove all the title names for final presentation.

  7. RonDsy
    Posted 3 years ago #

    This is not a solution but insead a workaround :(

  8. villahenson
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Well I did that: Installed the plugin. Unchecked the "Hide title check box" on the edit page I wanted it hidden. And nope it doesn't work.

  9. RonDsy
    Posted 3 years ago #

    You may want to try another plugin: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/toggle-the-title/

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