Static Home Page (5 posts)

  1. zayb321
    Posted 4 years ago #


    In "settings" - "Reading" I have selected the home page as a static page. As you can see there is a "leave reply" area on the home page. How do I get rid of that?

    Also I would like to put some sort of separator such as a vertical line, between the page descriptions (links)...Home, Sell A house Fast.... How can I do this?

    Thank You


  2. peredur
    Posted 4 years ago #

    To get rid of the comments form, edit the page (Dashboard --> Pages and then click to edit the page you want to edit).

    On the 'Edit Page' page, click on the 'Screen Options' tab at top right. In the panel that appears at the top of the page in response to this, check the 'Discussion' check box.

    You will now find a new panel displayed just below the page editor. In it there is a check box labeled 'Allow Comments'. Uncheck it. Save your work (i.e. click on 'Update'). On returning to your site, you will see that the comments form is now absent from your page.

    As for the separator, this worked for me in Firefox:

    #access li {
      border-right: 1px solid black;
      padding-left: 11px;
      padding-right: 11px;

    The actual px values for the left and right padding might have to be tweaked to work in all browsers.

    As usual, I would advise making any changes to your CSS in a child theme unless you are already working with a child theme or the theme is entirely under your control.



  3. zayb321
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Thank You Pae. Off to read about child themes.

  4. zayb321
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I thought of one other thing. If I use the parent theme for a while & get all the content in it, plugins, etc. will that be there when I create the child theme or will I have to start over with the child theme? I rather get my site functional then start to improve it.

  5. peredur
    Posted 4 years ago #

    The whole purpose of using a child theme is to avoid making changes in the parent. Changes in the parent are vulnerable to being overwritten by theme updates. In the case of the default themes, support may be conditional on the themes themselves being unaltered.

    If you have already made changes to your parent theme, you can copy the changes files into your child theme (for php files), or just reproduce the changes for CSS rules in your child theme's style sheet. Once you've done that, you can reinstall the parent theme to ensure you have a clean copy.



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