Black-LetterHead Theme question

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  • #161535

    moldman
    Member

    Thanks, I have the widget in place, it’s just that as mentioned earlier in the thread, the sidebar isn’t present on individual posts.

    I like my header and with no options on the title text for placement, have chosen not to use it in favour of my design.

    Thanks for the suggestions, I guess we’ll have to wait and see what happens. It’s a shame though, as I really am rather fond of this theme.

    #161536

    wank
    Member

    Send a feedback tomorrow. The more they’re nagged, the more likely they are to fix it.

    #161537

    Any word? Anyone?

    #161538

    timethief
    Member

    Sheesh .. it’s been 12 days since you first posted so you must be frustrated. I really thought by now you would have had a reply of some kind from staff. :-(

    #161539

    not frustrated in the least, I changed themes. But would really love to change back to the Black Letterhead one though.

    #161540

    timethief
    Member

    Yes, I do see that you are now using the Contempt theme. Even if the answer is not the one we want to hear, hopefully we will hear from staff on this soon.

    #161541

    right :)

    #161542

    tellyworth
    Staff

    With the exception of bug fixes we normally don’t make changes to themes after they’re released for several reasons:

    1. Anything that changes the appearance generates lots of support tickets.

    2. Custom CSS stylesheets will break if we change the html.

    3. Theme testing is very time consuming. We have a long checklist of things that have to be tested separately with 6 different browsers. Any significant change to the markup or CSS means that we have to re-test it all again from scratch.

    #161543

    Hmm, sounds a bit like alot of work for just making a header image tag clickable, but ok.

    Thank you! :)

    #161545

    wank
    Member

    With the exception of bug fixes we normally don’t make changes to themes

    I’d call the absence of a link to the home page a bug. Lorelle explains why these links are important, and how to make a clickable header.

    #161546

    what I may just do is create and image for the bottom of each article, or a text link to bring the reader home.

    #161547

    now that I think about it, no not such a great idea. I’d have to edit more than a few pages, adding the button or text link at the bottom.

    Is this seriously not considered a bug? Alot of the other themes have a clickable header, without the text, so I was just wondering…

    #161548

    I’m using black letterhead on one of my blogs, and I consider this a bug and not a little one.

    #161549

    right, we’ll see though.

    #161550

    just sent in another support ticket, we’ll see how it’s coming along here.

    #161551

    well I guess the theme is meant to have text as part of the clickable header, so if you/I turn it off it is no longer clickable. Bummer but I guess that’s the way it goes. I use a different theme now and it is working out great so far.

    #161552

    timethief
    Member

    I agree that this is a bummer.

    #161553

    wank
    Member

    There are multiple other themes that don’t break navigation when you upload a custom header and hide the text. One of them is Kubrick, and since Black-Letterhead is basically a recoloured version of Kubrick this should really never have been an issue in the first place.

    Anyone following Lorelle’s tutorial should be able to sort this out if they invest in the CSS upgrade, but it shouldn’t be necessary to pay to fix bugs because Automattic can’t be bothered.

    #161554

    timethief
    Member

    … it shouldn’t be necessary to pay to fix bugs because Automattic can’t be bothered

    Agreed.

    #161591

    ninglun
    Member

    I encountered this header problem in this theme too when I “hid text”. I have temporarily “fixed” it by putting a text widget at the top and another at the bottom of the sidebar linking back to the “front page”. Does the job, but it would be good if the header image was live…

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