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  • Theme Author Caroline Moore


    Probably the easiest way to do this without messing about in multiple template files is using CSS and the display: none property.

    You’d create a child theme for your changes so they don’t get overwritten by future theme updates. Then, add the following to your child theme’s style.css:

    .post small,
    .postmetadata span {
       display: none;

    I’m currently in the process of cleaning up and standardizing my themes (like Scrappy), so these classes may change in a future release. If that happens, I recommend using an addon like Firebug so you can “Inspect” your site to find the class names you want to hide.

    Thank you for such a prompt reply!

    Honestly, I have no clue what you wrote, it is a foreign language to me! I do not know what a child theme is (but will read about it), but I do know what css is. There are two css-style and style editor. I am assuming you mean the former.

    I do not understand what you mean by “using CSS and the display: none property” I am looking for that…is in the beginning, middle or end? Where do I insert that? Where to I put the second part?

    I can figure things out eventually…

    Theme Author Caroline Moore


    Check out the link on creating a child theme, then use the code I posted above in your child theme’s style.css. That’s really all you need to do for now. 🙂

    Thanks. I am still struggling…love the theme and it is perfect for what I need… I do not understand “child theme” and how to create a folder. Will keep googling…

    Theme Author Caroline Moore


    I understand. It’s a bit of a learning curve. 🙂

    I do have a ready-made child theme template on my themes website you can download and install if that would make it easier! I still recommend reading the guide so you understand why a child theme is useful.

    I used a remove the date plug-in, but I still have the archives date. I will not give up!

    I have played with this for hours and got the results I needed, but I must have messed something up along the way.

    If I type the URL, I get to the home page with the cream colored post. If I click on the pages I added, the entire page is brown! No cream colored post area, therefore my entire page is unreadable.

    Can you tell me, perhaps, how to change it back to cream?

    Thank you for your patience. I admire how you can do this so easily!

    Theme Author Caroline Moore


    I’ll take a look if you post the URL!


    It is…

    It appears fine, but when you go to a page, it all turns brown!

    Theme Author Caroline Moore


    Looks like you probably closed the wrapper DIV tag prematurely. Since I can’t see exactly what code has changed, I’d suggest running your page through the validator at — that should catch the missing tag.

    Alternatively, you can reverse any changes you’ve made until you find the one that caused the problem.

    Thank you! I think I know what you are saying…I just may delete the whole thing and start again with your child theme from your website.

    Which php file would I find the DIV tag? I played with a bunch of them yesterday.

    Theme Author Caroline Moore


    I can’t tell you exactly based on the source–the “wrapper” tag is opened in header.php, closed in footer.php, and if you made changes to the files in between (page.php, index.php, sidebar.php, etc.) it could be there, too. So basically it could be anywhere. :/ But the validator should be able to give you some clues.

    That was interesting!

    I deleted the entire thing, downloaded it from your website and now have it going. You are a blessing! Thank you.

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