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Oulipo would be *perfect* if...

  1. heatheringemar
    Member

    ...I could hide not just the menu, but title & tagline, or at least change the color on them so they're invisible.

    Seriously. This theme is soooooo close to what I want, but it simply falls short.

    Just sayin.'

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

  2. DRAT! I clicked in to the blog linked to your username and it was wearing the BalckLettergead theme so it's obviously not the one you are referring to. Would you mind telling us why you want the title and tagline to be invisible please? I'm asking because the URL, blog title, tagline and the opportunity to display a unique header image are all ectremely important "branding tools".

  3. You could make a custom menu:
    Add a new menu called "blank"
    Use a custom link: http://YOUR_BLOG
    For the label type in & nbsp ; without the spaces. That's the code for a blank space (If I typed it without the spaces here, you'd see only a blank space.)
    Add to you "blank" custom menu.
    Save.
    Select Primary Navigation —> blank

  4. @timethief,
    She had Oulipo earlier I think.
    (but may be mistaken after looking at so many blogs…)

  5. @Tess
    Hmmm ... As an experienced blogger I cannot imagine why any blogger, particularly a business blogger for example, a blogger with a photography site would want to strip THE most effective and important branding tools out. As most bloggers posting to these forums are beginner bloggers, I thought it was important to draw attention to that reality, so that's why I asked the question above. :)

  6. heatheringemar
    Member

    To answer questions:

    -I was testing Oulipo earlier. I ended up switching back to Letterhead temporarily.
    -I want to hide the menu and title etc. because I think it looks cruddy on the left side when the visual weight of the template lies to the right...
    -Also, half the time when I load Oulipo, you can't even SEE all of the menu, thereby making it useless for navigational purposes.
    -I also would like to hide the title, etc. is because I would like to use the "custom header' function to put my blog title and everything at the TOP of the page -- so people will see it right off the bat -- and it's kind of redundant to have your blog title in two places. :)

    Now, I'm sure I could just remove my blog title and everything from my General Settings tab, but that would screw with my search engine rankings, so I'd prefer to not do it that way.

  7. heatheringemar
    Member

    Waah! How come this thread didn't end up in the 'Themes' forum?? I was certain I posted it there, but it's still in the main content area...!

    Could someone move it for me, please?? :)

  8. @timethief,

    I cannot imagine why any blogger, particularly a business blogger for example, a blogger with a photography site would want to strip THE most effective and important branding tools out.

    With the custom menu I described, the navigation bar becomes invisible to readers but the title continues to exist in the code. Search engines can still read both because the blog still has a Site Title and Tagline~just not visible to readers. For example, there are themes which do not display the tagline by design, but search engines can still read them.

  9. @heatheringemar

    I'm sorry, I should have noted for you that I moved it to the ideas forum because in your first post, you were not so much asking a question about a theme as giving an idea for an improvement to a theme: an idea about how to make the theme better.

    As this discussion is progressing, it seems you are more interested in some workarounds for something you'd like to accomplish. So I'll move it to Support because you are asking about how to do a specific 'thing.'

  10. heatheringemar
    Member

    1tess: Ahh. :) No problem. Either one would work!

  11. @Tess
    LOL ... I DO know what search engines cann and cannot "see". :D

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