Custom headers not links in Black Letterhead theme

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  • #154761

    elshaddai
    Member

    Thanks for fixing the problem with customizing the header text with the new Black Letterhead theme. However, now when I use a custom header image, I’ve lost the ability to click the header anywhere in my blog and return to the home page. There is no active link section on a custom header…

    Blog: http://cindyandtheboys.com

    #154981

    raincoaster
    Member

    Did it function that way before? Some themes don’t have headers as links at all, which is annoying, but not unheard-of.

    #154985

    timethief
    Member

    The permalink is in the title. When I set my test blog to allow the title to “show text” I have a title link. When I set it to “hide text” I don’t.

    Staff monitor these threads so I’m glad you brought this to attention.

    #155241

    elshaddai
    Member

    I was going to just add a text widget with a link to the home page, but the interior pages don’t have a side column… so it’s pretty much impractical to use the theme now with a purely custom image header; (in my opinion) they need to enable the link on the custom header just like as on Kubrick (which this theme seems to be based on).

    The only options appear to be [1] use just the plain text header or [2] create a background image header that sits under the default text layout… not ideal, but it’ll have to do for now.

    #155244

    timethief
    Member

    My interior pages do display the sidebar and so do my static pages.

    #155254

    elshaddai
    Member

    Sorry, bad choice of words on my part. My individual post pages, not “pages’, don’t have a sidebar. Once you’re looking at one post with comments, there’s no way except the browser’s Back button to get back to the home page.

    #155255

    Hmmm, yes I see that. Have you contacted support? This is going to require backend access to fix, and only staff has it. http://wordpress.com/contact-support (9a-5p PDT).

    #155257

    timethief
    Member

    My test blog has several hundred posts in it. And I have a sidebar showing on each interior page of those posts throughout the entire blog. At the bottom of these pages of posts I have next entries and previous entries links as would be expected.

    I am no longer hiding the blog title and I can discern a small square in the center of the header is where the “home” page permalink is. You can easily locate “the sweet spot” by entering a two letter blog title just to check it out.

    I think your temporary solution of using a text widget to place a home page link in at the top of your sidebar sounds like a good idea.

    {waving to thesacredpath}

    #155259

    @TT
    If you click on a more tag or the post title to go to a permalink page, there isn’t a sidebar. The other pages, yes.

    #155287

    elshaddai
    Member

    Yes, I’ve contacted Support and they said that “We will consider your input.” Which sounds like they don’t consider it a bug, but a feature enhancement.

    “Permalink page”… that’s the language I needed to be clear. Sorry for any confusion.

    #155393

    timethief
    Member
    #155406

    ulysses
    Member

    Hi guys,

    I designed the BlackLetterhead theme. See my post about this subject at:

    https://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic.php?id=17942&page=3&replies=61#post-152924

    #155407

    rosclarke
    Member

    Wow, thanks Ulysses. Now all we have to do is persuade the staff to make the changes…

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