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Removing post from static front page on twenty eleven (14 posts)

  1. pkort2178
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I have made my front page a static page but the first post I created shows up in the footer. There is no widget that is in the footer telling the theme to do this. I do have a blog page where the posts do show up but I want to get rid of the post on my static page. Any suggestions? Thank you !!! :)

  2. CrouchingBruin
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Can you please post a link to your site? It might make it easier to see what might be the problem. Thanks.

  3. pkort2178
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Here's the link.
    http://www.surrenderallministries.net/
    Thanks for taking a look!

  4. CrouchingBruin
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Go edit the page that you assigned to be your static page.

    Scroll down and on the right, there's a section called Page Attributes.

    From the Template drop-down, select Default Template instead of Showcase Template, then click the Update button.

  5. pkort2178
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Ahhh..... that worked but now I have (in huge font) "home" taking up a ton of header space. How do I get rid of that? You rock!

  6. CrouchingBruin
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    You want to add these CSS rules:

    .home .entry-header {
       display: none;
    }
    .home.page .hentry {
       padding-top: 0px;
    }

    The first rule will hide the Home title, the second rule will close up some of the excess spacing.

    The Twenty Eleven theme doesn't have a Custom CSS option, so you should add the CSS using a CSS plugin like Custom CSS Manager. Do not modify the Twenty Eleven theme files directly.

  7. pkort2178
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    WOW!!!!! How did you know that???? I'm so impressed and very thankful for your help!

  8. CrouchingBruin
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    You're welcome. If you learn to use a web debugging tool like Firebug or Chrome Developer Tools, it's fairly easy to diagnose and fix just about any formatting problem.

  9. pkort2178
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Can I ask two other questions?
    What plug in do you recommend I use to put a logo with a link into a sidebar?
    What can I do to get Google and Bing to recognize this site?

  10. CrouchingBruin
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    What plug in do you recommend I use to put a logo with a link into a sidebar?

    I would just use a Text widget (it already comes with the standard WordPress install) and add the logo & link using HTML, like this:
    <a href="http://google.com" target="_blank"><img src="https://www.google.com/images/srpr/logo11w.png" /></a>

    What can I do to get Google and Bing to recognize this site?

    You can search through dozens of SEO plugins. The most popular one seems to be Yoast. The SEO plugins will help you add meta descriptions and optimize your web elements so your pages get indexed properly.

  11. pkort2178
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I'm still working on the SEO plugins.

    On another site that I built I was able to add the logo to the tab that appears when I open the website. I don't see where to do that in twenty eleven.

    Here's a link to the site that has the logo so you know what I'm talking about:

    http://www.shoreland.org/ashley/

    Thanks :)

  12. CrouchingBruin
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    You want to add something called a favicon. There are instructions here on how to do that, but it may be easier to use one of many favicon plugins to do it.

  13. pkort2178
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    You've been so helpful Crouching Bruin. I have another question for you. I am using the twenty eleven theme and wanted to upload an audio file every week - maybe even a video. I quickly found out there is a minimum of only 20 mb of space for uploads on this site. do you have any suggestions for either increasing the space or hosting the audio files someplace else and I just link to them?
    http://www.surrenderallministries.net/

  14. CrouchingBruin
    Member
    Posted 12 months ago #

    The way I normally upload audio files (or any large file) is to use an FTP client like FileZilla (if you download FileZilla, you want to download the Client, not the Server software). What you will need from your host is an FTP user ID, password, and the IP address to the server where your site is located. Once you have that information, you use FileZilla to connect to your site, and the interface is a lot like Windows Explorer. A representation of your local computer will be on the left pane, your site will be on the right pane, and you can drag & drop files across from one side to the other. You can use FileZilla to create subfolders, too (by right-clicking on a folder). So what I would do is create a folder called /recordings, upload your audio files to that folder, then in your post or page, add the HTML or shortcode that points to that file, like:

    [audio mp3="http://www.surrenderallministries.net/recordings/140305-Sermon.mp3"][/audio]

    Make sure that you are using the Text Editor instead of the Visual Editor when entering HTML or shortcode. Also make sure there are no spaces in the file name, because something seems to go wrong with the audio shortcode when there are spaces in the file name.

    Instead of an FTP client, you can also check to see if your host has some sort of control panel interface to your site. Most of the larger web hosts will have something that you can use to create a subfolder and upload files.

    Either a control panel or an FTP client should allow you to upload files of virtually any size, so you can bypass the file size limits of WordPress.

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