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  • Intend to use WP as cms. How do I remove the page title from the content section of the pages? I want the titles to remain in the nav bar tabs, just not in the text area. I have searched the forums and codex, but the solution still eludes me. The code it says to change “the_title” doesn’t seem to appear in Thematic for the documents suggested to edit. Alas, I’m a total newbie to this. (And my eyesight isn’t so sharp either.) Thanks.

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  • I have the same problem and would appreciate any help. Thanks!

    the title is done by a function, of which you can find the code in /thematic/extensions/content-extensions.php, somewhere in the middle:

    // Information in Post Header
    function thematic_postheader() {
        global $id, $post, $authordata;
    // @sonofido: //
    // put the next line in  if you don't want a title on page //
    if(is_page()) { return; }
    //that should leave any content on a page without title //
    // untested  //
        // Create $posteditlink
        $posteditlink .= '<a href="' . get_bloginfo('wpurl') . '/wp-admin/post.php?action=edit&post=' . $id;
        $posteditlink .= '" title="' . __('Edit post', 'thematic') .'">';
        $posteditlink .= __('Edit', 'thematic') . '</a>';
        $posteditlink = apply_filters('thematic_postheader_posteditlink',$posteditlink); 
        if (is_single() || is_page()) {
            $posttitle = '<h1 class="entry-title">' . get_the_title() . "</h1>\n";
        } elseif (is_404()) {
            $posttitle = '<h1 class="entry-title">' . __('Not Found', 'thematic') . "</h1>\n";
        } else {
            $posttitle = '<h2 class="entry-title"><a href="';
            $posttitle .= get_permalink();
            $posttitle .= '" title="';
            $posttitle .= __('Permalink to ', 'thematic') . the_title_attribute('echo=0');
            $posttitle .= '" rel="bookmark">';
            $posttitle .= get_the_title();
            $posttitle .= "</a></h2>\n";
        $posttitle = apply_filters('thematic_postheader_posttitle',$posttitle); 
        $postmeta = '<div class="entry-meta">';
        $postmeta .= '<span class="meta-prep meta-prep-author">' . __('By ', 'thematic') . '</span>';
        $postmeta .= '<span class="author vcard">'. '<a class="url fn n" href="';
        $postmeta .= get_author_link(false, $authordata->ID, $authordata->user_nicename);
        $postmeta .= '" title="' . __('View all posts by ', 'thematic') . get_the_author() . '">';
        $postmeta .= get_the_author();
        $postmeta .= '</a></span><span class="meta-sep meta-sep-entry-date"> | </span>';
        $postmeta .= '<span class="meta-prep meta-prep-entry-date">' . __('Published: ', 'thematic') . '</span>';
        $postmeta .= '<span class="entry-date"><abbr class="published" title="';
        $postmeta .= get_the_time(thematic_time_title()) . '">';
        $postmeta .= get_the_time(thematic_time_display());
        $postmeta .= '</abbr></span>';
        // Display edit link
        if (current_user_can('edit_posts')) {
            $postmeta .= ' <span class="meta-sep meta-sep-edit">|</span> ' . '<span class="edit">' . $posteditlink . '</span>';
        $postmeta .= "</div><!-- .entry-meta -->\n";
        $postmeta = apply_filters('thematic_postheader_postmeta',$postmeta); 
        if ($post->post_type == 'page' || is_404()) {
            $postheader = $posttitle;
        } else {
            $postheader = $posttitle . $postmeta;
        echo apply_filters( 'thematic_postheader', $postheader ); // Filter to override default post header
    } // end thematic_postheader

    Thanks so much! I’ll try this out and let you know how it goes.

    This worked perfectly!!
    Only difference was that the file you mention is in this directory – thematic/library/extensions/content-extensions

    Thank you very much. FYI, the site I’m working on is at
    It is still in development but expect it to be ready on Dec. 1, 2009, at

    I think the proper way would be to take the page.php file and put it in your theme directory. Then just comment out thematic_postheader() and thematic will automatically look in your theme directory for page.php before it uses its own. The reason I say proper is if you do it the way I described, you can upgrade thematic without losing your changes.

    If I were to remove the following section of code, would I end up with

    By admin


    | Published: Date

    would disappear, correct?

    $postmeta .= ‘</span><span class=”meta-sep meta-sep-entry-date”> | </span>’;
    $postmeta .= ‘<span class=”meta-prep meta-prep-entry-date”>’ . __(‘Published: ‘, ‘thematic’) . ‘</span>’;
    $postmeta .= ‘<span class=”entry-date”><abbr class=”published” title=”‘;
    $postmeta .= get_the_time(thematic_time_title()) . ‘”>’;
    $postmeta .= get_the_time(thematic_time_display());
    $postmeta .= ‘</abbr></span>’;

    I figured it out! I was able to remove everything by using this in the style.css:

    .entry-meta .meta-prep-author, .entry-meta .author, .entry-meta .meta-sep-entry-date, .entry-meta .meta-prep-entry-date, .entry-meta .entry-date{display:none;}

    Now, if I want to put By Author back in, I assume I’ll have to take out

    .entry-meta .meta-prep-author, .entry-meta .author


    But the thematic_postheader_posttitle is meant to provide tweaking of the post title.

    I have not tried this code. But it should work if you add it to your functions.php in the child theme.

    function remove_postheader_posttitle($title){
    return ('');

    – Rahul

    Try this is you want to remove the title from a static front page and leave it on other pages. This also resolves the duplicate h1 tags.

    function remove_postheader_posttitle($title) {
    if (is_front_page()) {
    return ('');
    } else {
    return ($title);
    add_filter('thematic_postheader_posttitle', 'remove_postheader_posttitle');
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