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  • Hi all, I’d like to lose the text header above the clunky header image on my site (SessionBassistOnline [dot] com). Please suggest.


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  • Do not edit the Twenty Eleven theme. It is the default WordPress 3.2 theme and having access to an unedited version of the theme is vital when dealing with a range of site issues.

    Create a child theme for your customisations. Once your child theme is active, we should be able to help with the customisation.

    Child theme: created & activated.

    Now, as for that header…?


    created & activated

    Um…no. It’s not active on your site.

    Ok sorry, I was going back and forth.

    There seem to be some issues with the child CSS – doesn’t really seem to make an exact copy. For example, in the child theme my Nav menu bar is crooked, and there is now a gray bar at the top of my header.

    I imported a couple of extra CSS sheets into the child sheet (I think the guy who set up my site made those). Could it be an issue with the order of importing?

    And, eventually, the header…. 🙂


    Could it be an issue with the order of importing?

    Yes. You could be importing them twice. You really need to upload a fresh copy of the Twenty Eleven theme and just add these extra stylesheets to the child theme. What other changes have been made to Twenty Eleven?



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    dashboard -> appearance -> header: Display Text [No] Yes

    I’m not sure what other changes. I will ask the guy who set it up for me, clean it up, and get back to you (if the issue is not resolved by that).

    alchymyth is right. My bad. Sorry.

    But maybe it’s for the best now that these custom css sheets have come to light. Otherwise, you could wipe the lot out during an upgrade. A child theme will protect them. At least that’s my excuse. 😉

    Ok, I copied those extra style sheets into the child, and I’m now importing only the original style.css into the child style.css.

    I still have no idea where those extra style sheets came from. Eventually, when I’m feeling motivated, I will move the content of those extra ones into the main one, but for now it ain’t too broke.

    I created a child theme as per these instructions:

    Make a new directory in wp-content/themes, and name it twentyeleven-child (or anything you like).
    Save the code below in a file named style.css, and drop this file in the new directory.
    Go to Dashboard › Themes and activate your new theme, the Twenty Eleven Child.

    Theme Name: Twentyeleven Child
    Description: Child theme for the twentyeleven theme
    Author: Your name here
    Template: twentyeleven

    @import url(“../twentyeleven/style.css”);

    #site-title a {
    color: #009900;

    I uploaded the file and I’m getting this:

    Broken Themes

    The following themes are installed but incomplete. Themes must have a stylesheet and a template.
    Name Description
    Elaynechild Stylesheet is missing.

    I’m a newbie with WP and I just want to remove the whitespace above the header at:

    Nevermind. I fixed it. 🙂

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