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  • Resolved laycock

    (@laycock)


    Hello,

    We’ve just gone ‘live’ with our Motif themed site on 1&1 and have noticed a number of differences to the site that we designed on .com.

    1) We are unable to make our logo the same size as it was on the original site

    2) On the homepage there is a ‘home’ title in the text box, which we would like to remove

    3) We’d like the navigation bar to be black to match the black background colour as per the original site

    4) We’d like to remove the existing footer text which refers to the site being powered by WordPress and replace it with our own company details.

    Your help much appreciated.

    Thanks Ben

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  • Moderator Kathryn

    (@zoonini)

    Automattic Happiness Engineer

    Hi there – it would be great if you could provide links to both the old and new sites, if possible, so I can take a look at both side-by-side and help you more easily. Thanks!

    For any other community members who’d like to help with this post, the theme is available free for download from the right sidebar here:
    http://theme.wordpress.com/themes/motif/

    hey i need some help but no one will answer my questions. I posted same question yesterday but no one is responding. I do see that most questions are responded to quite quickly. Can you pretty pls help me out. My site has been this way for 4 days!! I have got to get this fixed

    Everytime i go to appearance and menus it completely freezes the whole admin section–i can edit or do anything else on the admin area but if i hit that tab it immediately freezes and i have to go completely out of the browser and log back in. Any ideas or help ???? Please 🙂

    Hi, Kathryn.

    The original site is at: http://churchstreetmedia24.wordpress.com

    The ‘live’ site is here: http://www.churchstreetmedia.co.uk

    We’ve just fixed the navigation bar colour issue, so ‘3’ is all sorted.

    Thanks,

    Ben.

    Moderator Kathryn

    (@zoonini)

    Automattic Happiness Engineer

    Hi suludigitaldesigns – I know it can be frustrating to wait for help. I responded to this thread because I do support for the Motif theme specifically. I’ll see if I can find someone to help with your other thread here:
    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/menus-freezing-wordpress

    Moderator Kathryn

    (@zoonini)

    Automattic Happiness Engineer

    suludigitaldesigns – p.s. these are mainly volunteer-run forums, so sometimes it takes a while to get a response and not every thread gets an answer. If you’re in a rush, sometimes hiring someone to help is the best solution, but I went ahead and added some troubleshooting ideas in your original thread for you – hope they help.

    Hello, Kathryn.

    Any further thoughts on the problems with our site?

    Thanks,

    Ben.

    Moderator Kathryn

    (@zoonini)

    Automattic Happiness Engineer

    Yep, sorry I couldn’t finish looking at this yesterday.

    We’ve just fixed the navigation bar colour issue, so ‘3’ is all sorted.

    Glad you sorted out #3.

    I’ll take a look at your other questions individually, not necessarily in order. 😉

    4) We’d like to remove the existing footer text which refers to the site being powered by WordPress and replace it with our own company details.

    In order to do this, you’ll first need to set up a child theme, so your tweaks won’t be overwritten when updating the theme. Here are some guides in case you haven’t made one before:

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Child_Themes
    http://op111.net/53/
    http://vimeo.com/49770088

    Once your child theme is set up, make a copy of the file footer.php from your parent theme and copy it into the child theme.

    You’ll need to modify these lines to remove the existing credits and add your own text instead:

    <div class="site-info"  role="contentinfo">
       <?php do_action( 'motif_credits' ); ?>
       <a href="http://wordpress.org/" title="<?php esc_attr_e( 'A Semantic Personal Publishing Platform', 'motif' ); ?>" rel="generator"><?php printf( __( 'Proudly powered by %s', 'motif' ), 'WordPress' ); ?></a>
       <span class="sep"> | </span>
       <?php printf( __( 'Theme: %1$s by %2$s.', 'motif' ), 'Motif', '<a href="http://automattic.com/" rel="designer">Automattic</a>' ); ?>
    </div><!-- .site-info -->

    At its simplest you could replace everything within the div tag with something like:

    <p>© 2014 My Company</p>

    Edit: the forum turned the HTML copyright entity into a copyright symbol. I suggest using this code: & copy ;

    …removing the spaces before and after the word copy.

    Thanks for all this, Kathryn.

    I’ll give this a go.

    Thanks in advance for your thoughts on the other questions, too.

    Ben.

    Moderator Kathryn

    (@zoonini)

    Automattic Happiness Engineer

    2) On the homepage there is a ‘home’ title in the text box, which we would like to remove

    The simplest way to remove this is by adding some custom CSS to your child theme’s stylesheet (style.css). Don’t edit the parent theme files directly or your changes will be overwritten when you update the theme – keep all changes within the child theme.

    This should do the trick:

    .home .entry-title {
       display: none;
    }
    Moderator Kathryn

    (@zoonini)

    Automattic Happiness Engineer

    1) We are unable to make our logo the same size as it was on the original site

    It looks like the logo is the same size at which you uploaded the original:

    http://www.churchstreetmedia.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/cropped-black-background-logo-e1400703441645.jpg

    Have you tried uploading a larger original?

    Moderator Kathryn

    (@zoonini)

    Automattic Happiness Engineer

    Thanks for all this, Kathryn.

    I tried to use the logo the same size on the .org site but the system insisted on cropping the bottom off it. The cropping handles on the edit page were set and I couldn’t adjust them.

    Any further thoughts?

    Thanks,

    Ben.

    Hello again, Kathryn.

    Company details now inserted on the footer, thanks.

    On my question two about removing the ‘home’ wording from the home page text box – I’ve tried inserting the suggested code in the CSS for style, but it hasn’t made any difference. Is there a specific place for this code to go on the sheet?

    Thanks,

    Ben.

    Moderator Kathryn

    (@zoonini)

    Automattic Happiness Engineer

    On my question two about removing the ‘home’ wording from the home page text box – I’ve tried inserting the suggested code in the CSS for style, but it hasn’t made any difference. Is there a specific place for this code to go on the sheet?

    It needs to go in the style.css file within your child theme folder. I don’t see your child theme set up yet, did you make one?

    Moderator Kathryn

    (@zoonini)

    Automattic Happiness Engineer

    I tried to use the logo the same size on the .org site but the system insisted on cropping the bottom off it. The cropping handles on the edit page were set and I couldn’t adjust them.

    Motif calls for a header image of 320 × 110px, so that’s the size to which it’s being cropped. It looks like the size is a little more flexible on the WordPress.com version, although both Customizers specify that 320 × 110px are the recommended dimensions.

    You can take full advantage of that space by dragging the crop tool a little lower on the image like this:

    Customize Motif WordPress 1

    You should end up with a larger logo than the one you have now.

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