Canard Theme.

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  • #3340399

    I switched to the Canard theme because I want a grid format. After some email help from the Happiness Engineers I have been able to get some images on the grid. Some of the images are too large and I will be changing them. so my blog is still in progress. My question is how do I remove the text and the tags (featured, trip, Australia etc) from the grid images and just put one word to describe it? I would still like to have the titles on the actual posts but not on the featured images on the grid.

    https://wordpress.com/customize/funthings721992079.blog

    Thank you.

    The blog I need help with is funthings721992079.blog.

    #3340623

    musicdoc1
    Member

    Hi,

    I have been able to get some images on the grid. Some of the images are too large and I will be changing them

    I presume that you’re referring to the featured content area on the Canard theme.

    My question is how do I remove the text and the tags (featured, trip, Australia etc) from the grid images…?

    Tags aren’t displayed in the featured content area on the Canard theme. Categories can be, and you can prevent the categories from displaying over the images in the featured content area by unchecking the box labeled “Display Categories” at Customize > Content Options > Post Details. However, doing so will also hide the categories on the posts that aren’t in the featured content area on the blog page, as well as on single posts and archives pages.

    To hide the categories from the featured content area without also hiding them at the other location that I mentioned would require CSS Customization. Custom CSS is a feature of the WordPress.com Premium, Business, and eCommerce plans.

    and just put one word to describe it?

    Do you mean one word to describe the featured content area?

    I would still like to have the titles on the actual posts but not on the featured images on the grid.

    Hiding the post titles from the featured content area would also require CSS Customization.

    #3340624

    musicdoc1
    Member

    Correction:
    “To hide the categories from the featured content area without also hiding them at the other locations that I mentioned would require CSS Customization.”

    #3340959

    musicdoc1
    Member

    I switched to the Canard theme because I want a grid format.

    There are many WordPress.com themes that feature a grid layout. Here are links to the themes showcase, filtered for “grid layout” (all and free):

    grid layout (all) – https://wordpress.com/themes/filter/grid-layout
    grid layout (free) – https://wordpress.com/themes/free/filter/grid-layout

    Here’s a list of some themes with a grid-based or tiled format on the posts page, where each image in the grid or in the tile rows link to a corresponding individual post:

    #3340960

    musicdoc1
    Member

    Not all of those themes show the title and/or metadata (such as categories or tags) overlaying the images in the grid. So you might find one that is more suitable for your purposes.

    #3341007

    Musicdoc1,

    Thank you so much for your reply. I should have mentioned that I want to use the header I did for my blog so some of the other themes won’t work. Because I have the ‘Personal’ plan I can’t do any customization. I wanted it to look like the Canard theme and chose the theme because of the way it looks. Wish that it was stated in the description that the theme had been customized.

    Looks like I will have to keep looking for a theme that will work for me. I would be willing to purchase a theme but can’t view what my site will look like before buying it. I have tried so many themes already so I am getting a little bit discouraged.

    #3341047

    musicdoc1
    Member

    You’re welcome : -)

    I wanted it to look like the Canard theme and chose the theme because of the way it looks. Wish that it was stated in the description that the theme had been customized.

    The hiding of the post titles and categories that each require CSS Customization as I indicate above doesn’t apply to the Canard demo. Each post in the featured content section of the demo displays the post title and a category over the image. So perhaps I’ve misunderstood what you’re referring to. By the way, your site is marked private so volunteers such as myself can’t view it unless permitted to by the site owner or another site administrator. WordPress.com staff can.

    #3341054

    musicdoc1
    Member

    The featured content posts on the demo each have just one category assigned to them. If there were more categories assigned to a post, then each category would appear over the corresponding image in the featured content area (what you refer to as the header). So it’s not customization that results in just one category showing there, it’s that one category is assigned to each post.

    #3342754

    Sorry for the late response. My work schedule has been brutal. I made my site ‘private’ while I changed the theme because it isn’t finished and doesn’t look good. I can make it ‘public’ so you can view it in case I am misunderstanding and can keep the Canard theme.

    Besides wanting to take all of the text off the images, I can’t edit the images that are my ‘featured at the top. I followed the instructions to edit theme but it doesn’t give me an option to change them. Some of the featured content images
    at the top are too large. I made it ‘public’ so you are able to see it.

    Thank you.
    https://wordpress.com/view/funthings721992079.blog

    #3342755

    Sorry for the late response. My work schedule has been brutal. I made my site ‘private’ while I changed the theme because it isn’t finished and doesn’t look good. I can make it ‘public’ so you can view it in case I am misunderstanding and can keep the Canard theme. I made it ‘publi’ so you can see it.

    https://wordpress.com/view/funthings721992079.blog

    Thank you for your help. I really appreciate it.

    #3342817

    musicdoc1
    Member

    @librarygirl652,

    I’ve called for staff attention. Staff will respond here.

    @staff,

    In reply #3340623 above I said:

    Tags aren’t displayed in the featured content area on the Canard theme.

    I said this for two reasons:
    1. Tags assigned to posts in the featured content area of the Canard demo aren’t displayed there, though they are on the corresponding single posts.
    2. On a test site with Canard applied, I was unable to get tags on featured content posts to display in the featured content area, even though the box labeled “Display tags” at Customize > Content Options > Post Details was checked.

    However, at least one tag is clearly displayed on most of the posts in the featured content area on @librarygirl652‘s site https://funthings721992079.blog/.

    #3342854

    fstat
    Staff

    Hi there,

    Besides wanting to take all of the text off the images, I can’t edit the images that are my ‘featured at the top. I followed the instructions to edit theme but it doesn’t give me an option to change them. Some of the featured content images
    at the top are too large.

    To remove all text from your images (including the title) you’ll need to use our Custom CSS upgrade available in our Premium and Business plans.

    On which images you’re looking to change the size of? The theme automatically adjust the featured image size depending on screen size.

    @musicdoc1,

    On a test site with Canard applied, I was unable to get tags on featured content posts to display in the featured content area, even though the box labeled “Display tags” at Customize > Content Options > Post Details was checked.

    I was not able to replicate this. Tags are not displayed in the featured posts. It’s just that @librarygirl652 they’re using the same name for tags and categories.

    #3343106

    musicdoc1
    Member

    Tags are not displayed in the featured posts. It’s just that @librarygirl652 they’re using the same name for tags and categories.

    That may be true, but the following metadata items on posts in the featured content area on her site are linked to tag archive pages:

    Australia (on two different posts)
    Fun Thing
    Life (on two different posts)
    Featured
    Australian TV

    While the following other metadata items on posts in the featured content area link to category pages:

    Australian Trip (two posts)
    Books
    Dogs
    TV
    Travel
    Uncategorized

    There’s no visible duplication in the featured content area metadata, where a tag and a category are identical. Some are similar, but not identical. In my tests yesterday I even tried tags that were similar to categories, with no success.

    #3343151

    musicdoc1
    Member

    Now I see that her Categories widget includes items identical to all the tags that I mentioned. I now also find evidence on https://funthings721992079.blog/ that indicates that if an identical tag and category are added to a post, then WordPress.com chooses one of them to display in the metadata, not only in the featured content area (if applicable) but also on single posts and archive pages.

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