Change or hide theme name: How?

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  • #360025

    orino
    Member

    I have extensively modified an existing theme, so it no longer remotely resembles the original. How do I a) get rid of “Theme (whatever) by (So-and-so)” or failing that, b) adding “modified by (me)” in the footer? If I do a <display:none;> it gets rid of all the text, including the “Blog at WordPress.com” which I believe I’m obligated to display.

    TIA,
    __Orin

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

    #360220

    ellaella
    Member

    A) is very bad form. You might have done some styling but the theme wouldn’t function without its creator.

    B) Can we have a link to the modified one please? I’m seeing Contempt at the one linked to your name.

    #360412

    orino
    Member

    Try it again, ellaella. You may have caught it between attempts at changes. BTW, I was able to figure out how to append (prepend?) some text noting the modifications and giving credit to the original designer:

    #footer p:before {
    content:”Re-imagined by Orin O’Neill — based on the “;
    }

    Thanks for responding.

    #360413

    ellaella
    Member

    That looks good, orino. I very much like the choice of “re-imagined.”

    I added a simple phrase to my footer that I styled the theme, just as a way of saying to people, “If you don’t like the way it looks, blame me, not the theme author.”

    Happy blogging!

    #360415

    raincoaster
    Member

    I think that’s an excellent workaround. Very professional. The internet always pays back people who give credit to other people.

    Speaking of which, I just passed your blog on to a scooting friend of mine.

    #360439

    cheekstv
    Member

    I was also wondering how to do something like orino did. I’ve tweaked a theme (PressRow) and would like to be able to note that in the footer (I really like the “re-imagined” idea).

    However, I have no idea how to go about doing it. Any suggestions? I admit to being a bit of a noob here.

    #360451

    orino
    Member

    Here’s how I did it:

    #footer p:before {
    content:"Re-imagined by Orin O'Neill — based on the ";
    }

    “#footer” is the ID of the DIV that contains the text, “p” is the paragraph tag, :before is the psuedo-class (if you want to add text to the end, you’d use “:after”). You need to specify text with the ID, otherwise you’d precede or append the text to everything with a “p” tag.

    #360455

    hillelstoler
    Member

    Nice!

    You might, however, want to note that this doesn’t work with IE.
    (It’s fine with FF and Chrome though)

    #360458

    Yes, IE cannot even say the words “psuedo-class.” I should say though that I’m not sure about IE8, by IE7 and earlier, no habla psuedo-class.

    #360459

    orino
    Member

    It works in IE8. Text generally looks much better, too.

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