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#1 duncan

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Posted 15 June 2010 - 07:37 PM

Under the title of my post I get a grey background line e.g. "On 15 June 2010, in General, by Duncan" I don't particularly want this because I don't have categories yet (just starting) and all the posts are by me. I'd prefer to have just the date and perhaps that at the end of the post rather than at the start. Can I change it and how?

#2 bryan-hadaway

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Posted 16 June 2010 - 07:56 AM

The easiest approach would be to simply hide the whole thing via CSS, by adding this to the Custom CSS section:

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To remove only specific parts of it you'll need to hard code it. Before I provide that solution are you comfortable with that and you should also understand that this customization will be undone by any future upgrades and have to be repeated.

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#3 duncan

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Posted 17 June 2010 - 09:23 PM

That worked right away - thanks! It would be great to learn how to do the hard code. (I am a learner here, but I learn fast.) I would like to play around with CSS. Is there somewhere I can see the codes that can be used, or is this the kind of knowledge that anybody who really knows what they are doing would just know?

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Posted 18 June 2010 - 10:50 AM

Well, no matter what your skill only the people who developed these themes and WordPress from scratch just know, the rest of us have to dig in there and figure it out, if you know what you're looking for and what to do with it when you find it that helps ;).

But, WordPress is a great learning tool for CSS and XHTML in general.

I certainly wouldn't discourage you from getting your hands dirty and learning, but I do strongly advise that you backup all your files and database.

Then, the files you want to start playing with are; from your WordPress admin:

Appearance > Editor > Stylesheet (style.css), Header (header.php) and Footer (footer.php)

I strongly recommend doing some learning over at:

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and then checking your work with this tool:

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The W3C (World Wide Web Consortium) is considering by most to be the foremost authority on web standards.

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#5 duncan

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Posted 18 June 2010 - 01:40 PM

This is useful. Could you point me to exactly where in the code is the reference to: - the meta line at the head of each post with blogger name, date and category? - the stuff that appears in the footer under "other" Thanks! Duncan

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Posted 18 June 2010 - 03:54 PM

The meta bar itself (HTML and PHP) is in the _posts.php file. `
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` Not sure what the "other" thing is you're referring to though

#7 duncan

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Posted 21 June 2010 - 10:05 PM

Thanks. I can see how to amend the metabar from the code. One last question, where do i find the _posts.php file?

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Posted 22 June 2010 - 06:17 AM

From your WordPress admin, navigate to:

Appearance > Editor > _posts.php

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#9 duncan

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Posted 22 June 2010 - 05:43 PM

Thanks! Sorted.