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  • Resolved pearcelime

    (@hardpressed01)


    Hello,

    I currently have a website on wordpress.com that uses the Sela theme. I’d like to transfer to a self-hosted server.

    Having done a trial export/import, there are a few things I could use some help with. The main one is this – it would be amazing if I could find the css to allow my page to display as per the dark grey colour scheme in sela on wordpress.com

    Similar to this query that Kathryn (moderator) helped with, but for dark grey.
    https://wordpress.org/support/topic/changing-main-menu-color-from-pink-to-teal/

    I wonder whether anyone might be able to help?

    Best wishes

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  • Moderator Kathryn

    (@zoonini)

    Automattic Happiness Engineer

    Hi – @hardpressed01, I’d be glad to help with this, but could you please provide a link to the WordPress.com site running that colour scheme so I can be sure to give you the right one? Thanks.

    pearcelime

    (@hardpressed01)

    Hi Kathryn,

    Thank you so much for getting back to me on this.

    If you could help that would be fantastic.

    The existing website can be found here:
    https://pearcelime.com

    Sincerest thanks

    Moderator Kathryn

    (@zoonini)

    Automattic Happiness Engineer

    pearcelime

    (@hardpressed01)

    It worked! Amazing.

    Thank you ever so much for your help.

    Best wishes

    Moderator Kathryn

    (@zoonini)

    Automattic Happiness Engineer

    You’re very welcome!

    pearcelime

    (@hardpressed01)

    The other things that I wanted to clarify were:

    – header logo. Only available with jetpack installed. I’ll probably use Jetpack, but if I didn’t I guess I’d have to add some code to a child theme css?

    – footer credit. I quite liked using a minimal wordpress icon. It’s a bit more text heavy in the self-hosted version. If I wanted to adjust this, is it just a matter of duplicating the footer.php, putting it in the child theme, and commenting out the “site-info” div?

    – export/import. I followed the instructions, but some of the images aren’t displaying as they were. I guess it’s best to reload the image files from scratch? I’ll briefly make my test transfer project public to show you what I happened https://www.joe.timrivers.co.uk

    Many thanks for your help

    sacredpath

    (@sacredpath)

    Automattic Happiness Engineer

    Before you re-upload and re-add your images, I would try the Regenerate Thumbnails plugin. It just might fix the issue for you. Fingers crossed.

    For the logo, what we could do would be to set it as a background image on the site title div and then set the text color to transparent with the following. Upload your logo to your media library, get the URL of that image, and replace URL_OF_IMAGE between the quote marks with it. This may take some adjustments depending on the size of your logo.

    .site-title {
      background: url('URL_OF_IMAGE') no-repeat scroll center top / contain;
    }
    .site-title a {
      color: transparent !important;
    }

    For the footer credits, you can hide those with the following custom CSS.

    .site-info {
        display: none;
    }
    pearcelime

    (@hardpressed01)

    Hello SacredPath,
    Thank you so much for your response, and apologies for the delay.
    Really helpful advice. Here’s where I got to.
    1. Regenerate Thumbnails. What a useful plugin. Thank you for letting me know! That will come in very handy when I repopulate.
    2. It works! Site Title and Tagine have to be enabled. The code replaces Site Title, so Tagline would have to be deleted or hidden. Logo displays much smaller than before, but it’s a really handy workaround. Thank you very much.
    3. Yes, that’s what I thought. But I read that display:none isn’t so good for SEO, so I tried out a child theme with blank text field in footer.php.
    Many thanks for your kind help.
    Best wishes

    sacredpath

    (@sacredpath)

    Automattic Happiness Engineer

    I think the SEO stuff on display: none is a bit misunderstood. If you have large blocks of text or something that you had hidden with display none, then that could affect SEO, but not just hiding the footer credits.

    sacredpath

    (@sacredpath)

    Automattic Happiness Engineer

    Once you get your site online, let me know, and I can see about making your logo larger for you. I’m pretty sure that we can do that easily.

    pearcelime

    (@hardpressed01)

    That sounds great.
    In the meantime, thank you very much for your help.

    sacredpath

    (@sacredpath)

    Automattic Happiness Engineer

    You are welcome.

    envelopemeow

    (@envelopemeow)

    I’m setting up a self-hosted word press,( at Bluehost) and thinking about selecting Sela theme. Do I nedd to add/ install/ activate/ download anything to go with it? I ask because, I tried ‘Customify’ theme, and after 3 entire days of helpdesk, they said oh.. yeah, you also need to have elementor, and the theme libray, and yes, and, the live demo site. Three. Days.

    So: Do I need any other anythings to works with this thme? Thanks!

    sacredpath

    (@sacredpath)

    Automattic Happiness Engineer

    Hi @envelopemeow, if you are going to use the Social Menu on Sela, that would require the installation and connection of the Jetpack Plugin.

    Some people want to move the social icons to the top of Sela, and that is quite the process. What you may want to consider is the Dara theme, which is an updated to Sela with some improvements such as the social icons showing both at the top and bottom of the pages. Again, like with Sela, Jetpack is required for the social menus.

    Unless you want to make some pretty extensive changes to the layout, I would not thing that Elementor would be required, but then again, I don’t know what you are wanting to do. If you look over the Dara demo site, you can get a feel for how it is all laid out and see if it will work for you right out of the box without need for a page builder. Unless you really need what a page builder can do, they only add additional complexity and have a pretty steep learning curve.

    envelopemeow

    (@envelopemeow)

    Thank You, I got jetpack and set it up. I’ll skip the pagebuilder for now. The Dara theme is also quite nice, thank you.

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