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New to CSS, want to delete footer

  1. tranquilitysalon
    Member

    I have a client who wanted a blog. I modified the website design I did for them and included it as their header. But I was wondering how to go about deleting or modifying the footer at the bottom of the page. I know little about CSS. I am using the Black Letterhead footer, and my client's blog is http://www.tranquilitysalon.wordpress.com. Can anyone guide me on what to do on their account page or modify the theme or CSS? Thanks so much.

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

  2. The footer text is declared in the underlying theme files and can only be added to by using a pseudo class in the CSS. The problem with pseudo classes is that Internet Explorer still does not recognize them which means that over 40% of your visitors will not see your addition to the footer. All other browsers support pseudo classes in CSS.

    Also, it is considered bad form to remove the footer. The theme designer spend a lot of time and effort writing the theme and it is only fitting that they get credit.

    That said, the footer can be hidden via CSS if you insist.

  3. tranquilitysalon
    Member

    Thanks. I have no problem giving credit to the deisgner of the page. Just don't want the blog readers to think that designer also designed the header, etc. for the page. I guess all I really want to do is take the link away that sends people to the designers website, and add text to the footer advertising my company. Any help would be appreciated.

  4. I guess all I really want to do is take the link away that sends people to the designers website, and add text to the footer advertising my company.
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    a) People rarely clicks on the link to the designers website.

    b) If you want to take his link out and advertise your company, that wouldn't be correct (nor fair to the designer) either because people may think you designed the blog when you didn't. If you had spent the time coding it, then that would be different.

    c) If you want to advertise your company, the most appropriate thing to do would be to add that information to the footer, explaining also what was made by you, For example:

    Get a free blog at WordPress.com Theme: Black Letterhead by Ulysses Ronquillo.
    Header designed by: YOUR NAME | URL: YOUR WEBSITE HERE

  5. tranquilitysalon
    Member

    That's what I meant devblog. That was my intention. Sorry if I didn't make that clear. I just don't know how to go about it and want to know if I can get some help. Thanks.

  6. You'll need the CSS upgrade for that. Once you have it, add ONLY this line to the CSS Editor and make sure the "Add to existing.." radio button is checked:

    #footer p:after{
    content: "YOUR CONTENT HERE";
    display: block;
    }

    That should do it.

  7. All good advice and it does add my footer, but, when I add this to my CSS, I get it my footer twice, and each time it is on the same line as the existing footer items (which used to be on the same line and are now on separate lines...)

    Currently there are two items in the footer. The Theme designer info and the blog at wordpress.com link.

    I would like my footer info to come either before or after this line, but not twice. Any suggestions?

    http://www.renewablefueltech.wordpress.com

  8. Not all styling applies to all themes. The CSS posted above applies differently to your theme, hence the weird effect.

    Your footer has to "p" tags, and the code you're using adds your text to both tags... therefore, twice the info.

    Having said that, try this:

    #footer:after {
    font-size:x-small;
    content:"Copyright Renewable Fuel Technologies LLC. All rights Reserved. All other trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.";
    }

    That should do it.

  9. You do us a great service with your quick response and knowledge.
    A serious necessity for us CSS kindergartners.

    Thanks very much!
    chad

  10. Thank you, Chadwall.

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