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Floating "The Theme" and "Blog at Word Press.com" on my main page

  1. Not sure how this happened or how to correct it but I am guessing one of you fine people can explain to me how to deal with this.

    Anyway, I added a photo post to my blog -- mrsportsblog.wordpress.com -- on Friday night and now when I scroll the main page I see the "The Theme: Vigilance by the The Theme Foundry" and the "Blog at WordPress.com" floating as I try to scroll down my main page as opposed to it being way down at the bottom of the page like normal.

    When I click specifically on the photo page, it is not floating ... anybody know what I did wrong to make this happen and how I can get rid of it??!!

    Thanks in advance.

    The blog I need help with is mrsportsblog.wordpress.com.

  2. Hmmmm ... my page doesn't stop at the last 10 posts like normal either ... it just keeps going and going and going ... dang, I have no idea what happened here.

  3. Staff have been introducing "infinite" scroll to themes -- a site wide change. See here for infinite scroll themes updates and note that Vigilance is among the themes with infinite scroll. See 3 (a,b,c) for Disabling Infinite Scroll on your WordPress.com Blog

  4. Hmmmmm, I tried switching to it a few of the suggested pages and I never get the disable scrolling option when I go to Settings > Reading.

    It is so annoying to see that theme thing hovering the whole time, particularly if you are trying to read a post and look at a picture ... I don't understand why it is needed and I can't wait to figure out how to get rid of it!

    What am I doing wrong to not get the option of disabling it??

    Thanks.

  5. Did you follow the instructions, ie put a footer widget in?

  6. 1. switch to a theme with footer widget areas if your theme doesn't have them.

    2. put a blank text widget into one of the footer areas (no content, no title).

    3. Go to settings > reading, disable infinite scrolling and set the number of posts you want per page and save.

    4. If you switched themes to a different theme with footer widgets to do the above, now switch back to your original theme.

  7. I think that is where I am confused ... or perhaps don't understand how to put a footer widget in.

    I tried to move "Footer 1" up into my sidebar and it wouldn't move ... I also tried moving a text widget into "Footer 1" and then ... so I am trying to follow the instructions because I want that annoying thing gone but I'm not a wordpress blog expert by any means.

  8. No, you aren't moving footer 1 up to the "sidebar," you want to put a blank text widget INTO footer 1. Drag a text widget from the available widgets area over and into footer 1.

  9. OK -- I think I have it figured out ... I wasn't opening the footer ... I was dragging text widget on it and stopping ... now I see text widget in footer and just hit save ... never had that option before ... so about to go to settings ... oh my, there it is -- indefinite scrolling ... just clicked and going to check my main page ... will report back in a minute.

  10. wow ... misspelled that key word ... LOL ... "infinite" scrolling ... anyway, just checked and my page is back to normal! ... no more of that silly theme thing hovering over it!

    Thank you very much for the help!!!!

  11. You are welcome.

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