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Repositioning title within header in Vigilance

  1. I have been using PressRow for Flaming Catheads. Since the handwriting appears to be on the wall for Chris Pearson's themes, I've been looking at alternatives, and I like Vigilance. But when I preview the theme, I see that the blog title appears smack dab in the middle of the header. On this particular custom header I'm using, the title would be a lot more legible and the whole effect more balanced if the title were moved up and to the left. Can that be done in this theme?

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

  2. Sorry, I see the URL didn't appear! It's http://flamingcatheads.wordpress.com/

    And I guess while I'm adding this, I should ask whether Vigilance is going to be around for a while, as far as anyone knows.

  3. Vigilance is not caught up in the current drama; only Cutline and PressRow are. In the Vigilance theme under > Header you can choose not to display any text in the header, but you cannot "move" it.
    Header Text
    Display Text
    __ No __Yes

    Maybe this "moving" can be done by CSS editing; maybe not. You can test and see if this is the case by simply using the CSS editing preview mode here > Appearance > Edit CSS

    If that works for you then you can get the paid custom CSS upgrade and renew it annually. It will allow you to stylize the appearance of themes you find here > Appearance > Themes, but it does not allow you to change the functionality, by editing the underlying template. Also note that CSS is theme specific, so you cannot use the CSS stylesheets from other themes with the themes here at wordpress.COM.

    Since there is no official Staff support for the CSS upgrade, and precious little Volunteer support, I recommend that you don’t buy the upgrade unless you have at least moderate understanding of HTML and CSS because you must be prepared to do the work on your own.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/custom-css/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/editing-css/
    See also: http://csswiz.wordpress.com/2009/10/15/if-you-have-the-wp-com-css-upgrade/

  4. Thanks, TT. I know a little elementary HTML, but CSS is still a book of mysteries to me. I guess the other thing I could do is similar to how I got the tagline into the header in PressRow: insert the text into the image in GIMP and choose the do-not-display-text option.

  5. ... and that's what I did. Looks pretty good if I do say so. I've marked this topic as Resolved. May I assume that search engines will still find the title even though it's not displaying in the header? (Not that millions of searches are being done on "Flaming Catheads" -- that will have to wait until I sell the movie rights, I guess.)

  6. What's key to search engine disscovery is placing the title and tagkne here on this page > Settings > General Discussion

  7. Good, that's what I thought. Thanks!

  8. Happy blogging! :)

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