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  1. I am using the Able theme. I have been able to create identifying tags that are displayed for all my published pictures so that when the mouse hovers over a picture, the given title is displayed. However, it is not possible to manipulate the hover tag for the picture chosen as the custom theme banner picture. For example, I have a picture of JFK as my banner displayed at the top of my site. But, my web site title and tag line has nothing to do with JFK. But, the only hover label that is displayed, or is allowed to be displayed, for the primary banner picture is the accompanying title and tagline for the entire web site. If you activate your title and tagline it will display those characters when the mouse hovers over the picture. However, they are not related to the picture. The picture is random. This is the only picture location in the web site incapable of creating an accurate hover label. But, my site has nothing to do with JFK. So, how can I change the particular settings of that picture? Or of any banner picture?
    By the way, if you merely open up the picture being used as a banner within the media library and view it, the actual title (the accurate title as listed in the media library) of the picture is displayed when the mouse hovers over it. But, once that picture is chosen as the primary banner picture for the site, the title of the picture is overridden by the web site name and tagline.

    Help please.
    Respectfully,
    David C. Andrus

    The blog I need help with is dc4004.wordpress.com.

  2. Hi there, did you manage to get this sorted out? I'm seeing "Associate Professor, David C. Andrus" when I mouse over the header graphic, as in this screenshot:

    http://cl.ly/image/253f3t36410j

    If you still need help, just let me know.

  3. No. I have not been able to sort this out. You are the first person to offer any assistance. Thank you. Essentially, what you pointed out is the problem. I do want "Associate Professor David C. Andrus" as my web title. But, I do not want that as the identifying label when I hover the mouse over the picture of JFK (or for any other banner picture I might post as the custom theme picture). The picture is meant to be reflective of the web site focus. But, it is obviously not me. So, how can I change the hover ID label? It is easy to do for all other pictures on the web site because those pictures can be properly labeled through the picture viewer within the post field. But, the banner picture has no such option, as far as I can determine. Which is strange, because had I used one of the default theme banner pictures (landscapes etc…) it would still list my name or whatever the title of the web address is once the mouse hovers over that picture. In other words, unless I synchronize a picture to accurately reflect the label of the web site, which might not always be possible, the hover label will always be inaccurate. Does that make sense? David

  4. Hi there - the "title" tag on the header image is what's generating that yellow label when you mouse over it.

    The way most WordPress.com themes are coded, they pick up the site title from Settings > General - currently "Associate Professor, David C. Andrus" - and assign it to the header image's "title" tag, because the header links to the homepage of the site.

    I understand that in your case you find it confusing and not suitable, but since this is the way themes are coded, it's unfortunately not something that can be changed - I'm sorry for the inconvenience.

    If you need anything else, please let me know.

  5. Thank you for the response. Yes, you have confirmed what I suspected was the case. What is perplexing to me is the limitation of this feature. I am certain that many people, if not the majority, post pictures in their banner that reinforce the nature of their web site and blog yet such pictures are not necessarily one in the same with the title tag of the site. For example, if I had a web/blog site with a title tag line "David's Movie Reviews" and then chose a banner picture of an actor or actress, the mouse while hovering over that picture would say "David's Movie Reviews" and of course be an inaccurate label for the banner picture. This might seem meaningless is the big scheme of things, but I think it reduces the ability to have an accurate label to only posting a picture entirely in synch and representative of the title tag. This seems awfully limiting, not to mention countries, like the United States, have federal legal (508 compatibility) requirements for many of these things. I am not sure whether WordPress has any input to the theme developers, but it seems as though a simple fix.

    I appreciate you taking the time to respond.
    Best, David

  6. Thank you for the response. Yes, you have confirmed what I suspected was the case. What is perplexing to me is the limitation of this feature. I am certain that many people, if not the majority, post pictures in their banner that reinforce the nature of their web site and blog yet such pictures are not necessarily one in the same with the title tag of the site. For example, if I had a web/blog site with a title tag line "David's Movie Reviews" and then chose a banner picture of an actor or actress, the mouse while hovering over that picture would say "David's Movie Reviews" and of course be an inaccurate label for the banner picture. This might seem meaningless in the big scheme of things, but I think it reduces the ability to have an accurate label to only posting a picture entirely in synch and representative of the title tag. This seems awfully limiting, not to mention countries, like the United States, have federal legal (508 compatibility) requirements for many of these things. I am not sure whether WordPress has any input to the theme developers, but it seems as though a simple fix.

    I appreciate you taking the time to respond.
    Best, David

  7. Hi David,

    Thank you for the thorough and thoughtful feedback. I'll be sure to alert our internal team, so that they can take it into consideration for future iterations.

    Cheers!

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